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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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David Chiang ...
Cheung Pak Wai
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Sou
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Leung Jang Lung
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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 ...
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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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Bloodshed HAPPY!!!
11 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just Heroes should be called "Just Gangstazzz, Yo!" because, quite frankly, I don't get where the heroism is. It's stupid. Well, besides all that, this is one of John Woo's lesser known films. This was made to support Chang Cheh's broke *** but then Chang Cheh decided to use the money for another movie which I think was called Hidden Hero. I don't know. I'm not a film expert.

This movie is great with great guns fights and blood splashy mayhem. The story is a little bit disjointed but does have some nice twists and all that garbage. And, of course, if you are familiar with Shaw Brothers movies then you will see a lot of familiar faces. Ti Lung, David Chiang, Danny Lee (YES! HE! Remember Battle Wizard? Super Inframan? Mighty Peking Man? YOU BET YOUR ***, SUCKA!) and others. Though I liked this film a lot, it is in no way on the level of John Woo's other movies like A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2, The Killer, Bullet In The Head and Hard Boiled but at least it was better than Once A Thief. That movie sucked hard.

In conclusion: It's fun and bloody. And to point out Wu Ma directed around 40% of the movie so technically it's not John Woo's movie in it's entire state. So up yours.


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