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Release Date:
6 September 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »
The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's... See more » | Add synopsis »
6 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Brigitte Lin ... Tsao Wan
Sally Yeh ... Pat Neil
Cherie Chung ... Sheung Hung
Mark Cheng ... Ling Pak-Hoi
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Tung Man

Kenneth Tsang ... General Tsao
Feng Ku ... Commander Liu
Ma Wu ... Mr. Wong
Paul Chun ... Fa Gum-Sao
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 ... Sung

Kai Man Tin ... Cart pusher
David Wu ... General Tsao's interpreter
Paul Lai ... General Tun's adjuntant
Ging Man Fung ... General Tsao's officer
Hang-Sang Poon ... Theatre doorman
Chi-Ming Leung ... General Tun's soldier
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... General Tun's wife
Hoi Yan Wong ... General Tun's wife
Yuen-chi Fung ... Overseas Chinese Man
Dean Shek

Directed by
Hark Tsui 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raymond To  (as To Kwok Wai)

Produced by
Claudie Chung Jan .... producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
Original Music by
James Wong 
Cinematography by
Hang-Sang Poon 
Film Editing by
David Wu 
Production Design by
Kim-Sing Ho 
Chi-Hing Leung 
Vincent Wai 
Costume Design by
Bo-Ling Ng 
Production Management
Patrick Yip .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yeung-Wah Kam .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Sau-Ting Shin .... still photographer
Other crew
Siu-Tung Ching .... action director
Kwong-Hing Ngan .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Do ma daan" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Knife Horse Dawn" - USA (literal English title)
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USA:104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Norway:18 | South Korea:15 | South Korea:12 (re-rating) (2000) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (re-release) (uncut) | USA:TV-14 (TV) | West Germany:16

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Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
crazy and fun, 22 April 2003
Author: FilmLabRat

Really enjoyable film in so many ways ... funny, clever, exciting, thrill ride from start to finish. What the plot is or means we may never exactly know [what is that coveted document everyone is willing to die for, anyway? and how is the second general connected to the first?], but we get the basic story idea. Subtitles are such poor translations to make them added humor. I know this doesn't sound like a winner, but trust me - a bonafied "don't miss" feature.

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no in print NTSC Region 1 DVD? a shame grant-132
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