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Dirty Ho (1976)

Lan tou He (original title)
A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yue Wong ...
'Dirty' Ho Jen
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Wang Tsun Hsin - 11th prince
Lieh Lo ...
General Liang
Lung Wei Wang ...
Fan Chin-Kong
Hou Hsiao ...
Hsia Liu (as Hsiao Ho)
Wilson Tong ...
Mr. Chu (as Tang Wei Cheng)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ...
Bitter Face
Ming-Wai Chan ...
(as Ming-Wei Chen)
Szu-Chia Chen
Wing-Hon Cheung ...
(as Yung-Han Chang)
Han Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Miao Ching
Ming Fung
Bao-Hsing Ho
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Storyline

Prince Wang is the 11th prince of Manchuria and an excellent martial artist, but prefers not to draw attention to himself and keeps a low profile, posing as a merchant who deals in wine, antiques and paintings. He has a run-in with Ho Jen, a simple thief who makes a living by stealing and spending loot wherever he can. The Prince takes a liking to the thief and enlists him to be his bodyguard, something Ho takes to very reluctantly at first. But when a conspiracy unfolds and the Prince is targeted for assassination, Ho must undertake a serious training regime to protect his master. Written by Shaw

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Quotes

'Dirty' Ho Jen: [looks at the wine merchant assassins Wang dispatched] What happened to them?
Wang Tsun Hsin - 11th prince: They're... uh... drunk.
'Dirty' Ho Jen: Huh? What about you?
Wang Tsun Hsin - 11th prince: Just a bit...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature Dirty Ho fighting off competing robbers for loot, and Prince Wang engaging in a sparring match. The two run into each other, and the Prince forces Ho to face his own opponents. The credits end with Ho declaring the Prince as his master. See more »

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

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Hilarity and action
5 February 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Classic Gordon Liu... not only does he wear a mustache, but his fight scenes are excellent.

If you are a Shaw Bros. or Gordon Liu fan, this one is not to be missed. This one is screened as a comedy with Kung Fu, not the other way around, and it is excellent.


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