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Above the Law (1986)

Zhi fa xian feng (original title)
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »

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Hsia Ling-Cheng / Jason Chan
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Cindy Si / Sandy Jones
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Magistrate / The Judge
Corey Yuen ...
Bad Egg / Joe Do
Wu Ma ...
Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father
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Yu Chi-Wen / Sammy
Paul Chang ...
Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
James Tien ...
Chow Ting-Kwong / Johnny Kwong
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Yu's Grandfather
Gei Ying Chan ...
Hsia's Girlfriend (as Sandy Chan)
Peter Cunningham ...
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Mrs. Leung (as Cheng Siu Ping)
Yuet Sang Chin ...
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Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals into a situation only a few will survive. Written by <justrob2001@aol.com>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Karen Shepard didn't want her character to die in her fight against Cynthia Rothrock as was planned, claiming it would be harmful to her career. To appease her, Corey Yuen pretended to film her running away after the fight, but later filmed her death via a stunt double. See more »

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When Siu-Wong Fan's character is assassinated, members of the production crew are seen reflected in his sunglasses. See more »

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Referenced in Female Reporter (1989) See more »

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Righting Wrongs can do no wrong!
16 July 1999 | by (Wilton, Maine) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! Yuen Biao, who attended Chinese Opera school with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, totally rules this movie! He has incredible martial arts skills and uses them to the max in this action-packed movie. Yeah, sure the plot and acting leave a bit to be desired, but for us martial arts fans we've come to accept the sub-standard acting in lieu of the awesome action sequences. Cynthia Rothrock adds an extra dimension to the film with her excellent fighting abilities. She is certainly able to keep up with Yuen's antics and from what I've heard, she really enjoyed making this film, (one of her earliest). I definitely encourage people to see this one for the action alone. Rating 8.5/10


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