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Just Heroes (1989)
"Yee daam kwan ying" (original title)

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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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Credited cast:
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Leung Jang Lung
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Lei Cheng
John Cheung
David Chiang ...
Cheung Pak Wai
Tao Chiang
Tina Chin-Fei
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'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao
Paul Chun ...
Tsou
Hark-On Fung ...
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Tsan Hsi Hsia
Phillip Ko ...
Thug
Feng Ku ...
Tsou's Man
Cally Kwong
Yuk Kee Lau ...
(as Yuk-Gei Lau)
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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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Make this film available to English speaking public
13 May 2007 | by (North Cyprus) – See all my reviews

From what I have observed a lot of people is really disappointed in this movie but I fell in love with it!

It is such a shame that this movie is only available as French and Japanese DVDs and both are without subtitles. I guess this explains why many people does not know this John Woo movie.

The story is not that bad but they really could've added a lot to "who will be the heir to murdered triad boss ?" storyline.

But they opted for a lazier method and rushed everything in the movie. I guess this is mostly because of the fact that it is shot for Wu Ma which was in desperate need of money.

If they didn't rush everything because of the reason given above, it really could have been a true John Woo classic like A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled. This is what I call a missed opportunity.

Whatever your reason for not liking this movie might be but there is no denial that the finale shootout is awesome. This is John Woo and Heroic Bloodshed at its best. I'll surely watch it once again.

Please release this movie on DVD with remastered picture and subs so that other Hong Kong action movie fans get to watch this.


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