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Just Heroes (1989)

Yi dan qun ying (original title)
A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

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Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Cheung Pak Wai
Danny Lee ...
Sou
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Leung Jang Lung
Niu Tien ...
Annie
Cally Kwong
Ma Wu ...
Ma
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Solicitor Wong
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'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao
Fui-On Shing ...
Wah
Jun Nie ...
(as Joe Nieh)
Lung Ti ...
Loon (Guest star)
Lei Zhao ...
(Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan
Hsue Chao
Kang-Yeh Cheng
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A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

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All the money from the film was given to Cheh Chang so he could retire. Rather than using it as retirement funds, Chang used the money to direct another film. See more »

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Spoofs A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

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Executive Suite meets Macbeth
26 May 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

The crime business gets an even more banalizing makeover in this John Woo blowout than it does in the beige-suit-and-silver-tie-clip yakuza world of Takeshi Kitano's gangland melodramas. Reportedly thrown together in haste, this web of intrigues in a most routinely businesslike mob world has it all: tippling molls, Kun Opera, quadruple-crosses, buckets of Wooian sentimentality, and world-class, state-of-the-art action choreography. Woo learned from the masters Walter Hill and Sam Peckinpah and did them one better: nobody on this earth, except Steven Spielberg on a good day, understands the ballet of gunmen and camera like Woo. It's become a cliche, but it's true, and this underrated movie proves it: Woo raised the bar and then hurtled over it. He's the tops.


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