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Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (1988)

The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
John Sham ...
Sally Yeh ...
Maria, The Robot
T.Q. Zhuang (Guest star)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
B 12 (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Chan ...
Curly's Boss
Teddy Chan
Kwok-Chi Chiu
Wing Cho
Kong Chow
Paul Chun ...
Police Captain
Yin Cheung Joh
To-Hoi Kong
Ben Lam ...
Foo-Wai Lam


The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang's #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus a few injuries to her logic center, start causing Pioneer 2 to develop her own personality. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

10 March 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Roboforce  »

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Major COOL
3 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Martial arts action with robots. It's like a live action anime from Hong Kong. Strong plot, strong story, cool robots.



9 1/2 STARS


1) COOL STORY (It never wavered)

2) COOL ROBOTS (Perfect designed)

3) LIKEABLE HUMAN CHARACTERS (The lead characters are very funny and likeable)


1) NO DUBBED VERSION (It only has subtitles and that gets in the way of watching the story)

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