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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
Wu Ma ...
Ma
James Wong ...
Solicitor Wong
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'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao
Fui-On Shing ...
Wah
Joe Nieh
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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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John Woo directed about 60% of the film. See more »

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Spoofs A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

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Very good film
22 December 1998 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The movie that Chang Cheh's disciples, John Woo, Wu Ma, and a host of others, put together to help their master ease the debts. Everywhere on the net I see all these people complaining about the film. After I watched it, I don't see why people would hate this, unless you're a diehard John Woo fanatic/macho person. Yes, women have a more prominent role in this film! They have an impact on the plot! They aren't just flower vases! "Just Heroes" (or "Tragic Heroes" if you like) borrows sections of "The Godfather", complete with the intrigue. Only complaint that I have is that the ending was a little rushed, which is to be expected since they were pressed for time, and at times the storyline pulls in all sorts of directions, but the gunfights were some of the best I have seen. The deconstruction of heroism was great, with the last few minutes powerfully hitting the mark. Great work for a film that was put together in a few weeks.


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