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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Where ya id at?, 17 August 2012

When you get sick of academics pinning everything that doesn't neatly fit into some neutered utopian post-gender egalitarian view of the world with some new -ism, there's always old John Woo. Even this early martial arts attempt of his is full of broad, simple themes of brotherhood, honor, betrayal, etc. that are morally unambiguous & sentimental and therefore unpopular with the "intellectuals", but ultimately that can be the most honest storytelling language.

The film suffers a bit from the usual over-mythologizing and exaggeration that can make wuxias come off as a bit hokey (this is a fairly early example of perhaps-too-powerful heroes trading one-liners as they effortlessly plow through goons), but Woo's typically broad-yet-convincing characterizing makes up for it. A solid film that more than hints at the "heroic bloodshed" thing that would later continue the spirit of this stuff.

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