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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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Very entertaining martial arts actioner See more (12 total) »

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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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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining martial arts actioner, 7 January 2005
Author: sarastro7

I am a kung fu fan, but not a Woo fan. I have no interest in gangster movies filled with over-the-top gun-play. Now, martial arts; *that's* beautiful! And John Woo surprised me here by producing a highly entertaining kung fu movie, which almost has *too much* fighting, if such a thing is possible! This is good stuff.

Many of the fight scenes are very good (and some of them are less good), and the main characters are amusing and likable. The bad guys are a bit too unbelievably evil, but entertaining none the less. You gotta see the Sleeping Wizard!! He can only fight when he's asleep - it's hysterical!

Upon repeated viewings, however, Last Hurrah For Chivalry can tend to get a little boring and long-winded, also especially because many of the fight scenes are actually not that good. Hence, I rate it "only" a 7 out of 10. But it really is almost an "8".

All in all one of the better kung fu movies, made smack-dab in the heart of kung fu cinema's prime. All the really good kung fu movies are from the mid- to late 1970ies, with some notable exceptions from the late '60ies and early '70ies (and early '80ies, to be fair).

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