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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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(as Chung Chi-Man), (uncredited)

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Credited cast:
John Sham ...
Curly
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Maria, The Robot
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Whisky
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T.Q. Zhuang (Guest star) (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
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 ...
Saviour
Foo-Wai Lam
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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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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10 March 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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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.

ON A SCALE OF 1-10 (10 BEING BEST)

I GIVE "I LOVE MARIA"

9 1/2 STARS

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ SIDE)

1) COOL STORY (It never wavered)

2) COOL ROBOTS (Perfect designed)

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

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- SIDE)

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


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