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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
"San lau sing woo dip gim" (original title)

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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action.

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Meng Sing-Wan
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Butterfly
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Lord Suen Yuk Pa
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Yip Cheung
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Lui Heung-Chuen
Jimmy Lin ...
Prince Cha
Wong Chung-Kui
Chuan-Chen Yeh ...
Ho Ching
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Kuo-Chu Chang ...
Eunuch Tsao
Hin-cheung Choi ...
Lord Suen's henchman
Ben Ko Chu ...
Bald fighter
Lam Gwong-Chun
Ka Ting Lee ...
Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai
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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group. Top fight action. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Michelle Yeoh is dubbed by other actresses in the Cantonese and Mandarin versions of the film but that is her singing the theme song heard under the end credits of each. See more »

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Remake of Killer Clans (1976) See more »

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How can you go wrong....
17 March 2004 | by (The heart of it all) – See all my reviews

How can you go wrong when Michelle is at the helm?

Movies that have hit the mainstream like So Close and Crouching Tiger owe it all to cult favorites like this one. This is line jumping and supernatural feats during the core creation. Besides, you'll go crazy trying to figure out how so many people can mistake a HOTTIE like Michelle for a man!

I dare ANYONE to say (and describe) how it was not better than Supercop 2!

Not her best work to date, but well worth the rental. WATCH IT!


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