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Last Hurrah for Chivalry -- Last Hurrah for Chivalry is follows two killers for hire. The two assassins are master swordsmen with no allegiance, deciding to help out a local merchant seeking revenge against a kung-fu master. Multiple twists of deception, brings uncertain trust.
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22 November 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »
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A son tries to avenge his father, and gets two sword fighters to help him. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
John Woo 
 
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John Woo 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Chen Hsun-Chi)
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Tsou Cheung 
Tsin Yu 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Costume Design by
Kuan-Kai Kong 
 
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Ching Po Chang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kwok-Man Chan .... sound effects editor
Chiao Chiao .... dialogue editor
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Shing-Sum Kwok .... dialogue editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Hao xia" - Hong Kong (original title)
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106 min
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Featured in Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I agree with Scott Clements, 7 August 2005
Author: crabarr from Canada

Scott is right. The best 2 person sword duel ever put on film is in the middle of this movie. The sword fights with multiple fighters are not the best although quite good. However, the fight in the middle is the best even compared to Japanese samurai movies. Chinese swordplay scenes in my opinion have never surpassed the Japanese in terms of entertainment value. Especially in scenes where one guy must battle a group of enemies, Japanese movies excel, example being the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Even though duels in Japanese cinema last only seconds or a minute at the most, the sheer intensity of those moments made them better. But, this is one example where Chinese swordplay surpasses the Japanese. The scene in the middle of this film was a five minute long fight with the most amazing choreography ever. The other fights in this movie are good too but even if they sucked this movie would get a 7 for that one scene. If you haven't seen it, you have to. John Woo is the man.

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