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4 June 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »
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The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Entertaining, very late night style kung fu adventure See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Ma
Cherie Chung ... Guihua

Yun-Fat Chow ... Fu Jun (as Chow Yun Fat)
Eddy Ko ... Hu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mei Sheng Fan ... Bu
Chen-Shu Ju
Yat Chor Yuen ... Yao Jie

Directed by
Ronny Yu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kiu-Ying Chan 
Kang Chien Chiu 
Siu Fung Koo 
Yiu-Wah Koo 
Ronny Yu 

Produced by
Raymond Chow .... producer
 
Original Music by
Siu-Lam Tang 
 
Cinematography by
Yiu-Tsou Cheung 
Brian Lai 
Yu-tang Li 
 
Film Editing by
Yao Chung Chang 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Au 
 
Set Decoration by
Wo Mak 
 
Costume Design by
Man-Fai Lai 
 
Makeup Department
Man-Fai Lai .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pui-Wah Chan .... production manager
Wallace Cheung .... production manager
Stanley Wu .... assistant production manager
Shing Yeung .... production manager
Woo-ping Yuen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Cheung .... assistant director
Stanley Kwan .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yui-Nung Leung .... props
 
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Ping Wong .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Brandy Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Shun-Yee Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hui-Yan Cheng .... lighting technician
Yiu-Fai Lai .... assistant camera
Kan-hing Lam .... assistant camera
Li-ping Shen .... lighting technician
Tak-Man Tsang .... assistant camera
Stanley Wu .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
 
Other crew
Kang Chien Chiu .... script consultant
Yiu-Wah Ho .... production assistant
Pad Lam .... script supervisor
Woo-ping Yuen .... planner
 

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Also Known As:
"The Postman Strikes Back" - , Hong Kong (English title) (promotional title)
"The Postman Fights Back" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating, cut version) | USA:R

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, very late night style kung fu adventure, 29 July 2007
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I bought this a while back, during a massive martial arts movie phase. Although this certainly ain't the best, I do love this kind of film making, and there was a lot to keep me entertained in this one. Leung Kar Yan is one of my favorite martial arts stars, I always appreciate the fact that, whilst he lacked formal martial arts training, he usually gave a more than capable fighting performance. He also has a good beard. This movie has him in a good, heroic role and although he doesn't kick as much ass as in some of his other movies, he still acquits himself well. Early appearances from Cherie Chung and Chow Yun Fat are also nice too see, especially for the fact that Chow Yun Fat takes on the bad guys without his trademark gun play. He may not be a great fighter but he does OK. Eddy Ko is as great a bad guy as ever, he performs the same villainry as in many of his other films and does it great, as per usual. The fellow who plays Bu is good too, I don't recall his name, but he's in Magnificent Butcher too. Although the fighting isn't as good as other movies of the era, The postman fights back makes up for it with a lot of imagination, quality cinematography and a nicely quirky ambiance. There are some very nifty scenes, good characters and a good eclectic mixture of Hong Kong talents all coming together to decent effect. All in all, I would recommend this to kung fu and general Hong Kong action fans. It may not be a stylised classic like the Shaw Brothers films, or as crowd pleasing as Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee, but it is rock solid entertainment.

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