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The Heroic Ones (1970)

Shi san tai bao (original title)
A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Chiang ...
Li Tsun Hsiao
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Li Szu Yuan
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Shih Ching Szu
Lily Li ...
Tsui Yen
James Nam ...
Li Tsun Hsin (as Nan Kung Hsun)
Chung Wang ...
Li Kang Chun
Feng Ku ...
Li Ke Yung
Sing Chen ...
Minister Chu Wen (as Chen Hsing)
Lei Cheng ...
Hsieh Chih Hsun
Kuang Yu Wang ...
Li Tsun Chang
Kang Liu ...
Li Tsun Chih
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Li Tsun Shou
Pei Chi Huang ...
Li Tsun Chin
Chuan Chen ...
Li Tsun Shen (as Chen Chuan)
Wai Lo ...
Li Tsun Shiu (as Lo Wei)
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A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud that could lead to catastrophic consequences for all involved. Written by C Parmar

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14 August 1970 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Heroic Ones  »

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The original Ni Kuang script had the Ti Lung character Shih Ching Szu drown off the bridge during the Stand at Peace River protecting his father Chief Li Ke Yung, whereby the Ku Feng character would be solely rescued by Li Tsun-hsiao played by David Chiang however director Chang Cheh intervened to have Shih tackle the rebel guards until the end before reinforcements arrive. See more »

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Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) See more »

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best film of 1973
29 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not only is "Sap saam taai bo" a touching drama but it is the most rigorous kung fu flicks to date. I found myself laughing and crying and screaming at the same time. This movie is so powerfull it will make you want to watch it three more times. Wushu master and personal friend Chris Ko has an uncredited appearance, he fights hom kam and is later decapitated. It is really great stuff. It is amazing. It is honest and insightful and true.


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