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Peking Opera Blues (1986)
"Do ma daan" (original title)

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Sally Yeh ...
Pat Neil
Cherie Chung ...
Mark Cheng ...
Ling Pak-Hoi
Kwok Keung Cheung ...
Tung Man
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General Tsao
Feng Ku ...
Commander Liu
Ma Wu ...
Paul Chun ...
Po-Chih Leong ...
Mr. Kam
Kwok Chi Tsang ...
Comander liu's man
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Soldier with Moustache
Ha Huang ...
General Tun
Yin Szema ...
Ms. Choi
Ching Tien ...
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic. The movie tells the story of three young women and two young men who are thrown together. One young woman grabs a box of jewels during the looting when one warlord takes Peking. A deserting soldier joins her, but the jewels end up at the Peking Opera. Here we meet the daughter of the head of the troupe, who dreams of being an actress. But even female roles are played by men in the opera. Soon, the daughter of the currently ruling warlord and a male agent of the democratic underground are involved. Written by Reid Gagle

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Knife Horse Dawn  »

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About 25 minutes in, when Tso-Wan (Brigitte Lin) cranks the Rolls Royce to start it, the sound track has the sound of a starter motor cranking an engine. See more »

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This Movie is Awesome
22 August 2000 | by (Canton, NY) – See all my reviews

You'd never see a movie like this in Hollywood. A pack of strong, intelligent women dominating every scene, of course not. The characters are interesting and distinct. Each action scene is fun and engaging. This film has everything you could ever want in a film, comedy, violence and a touch of romance. Not to mention the excellent lead actress Brigitte Lin who's performance is memorable.


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