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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)
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Chow Ting-Kwong / Johnny Kwong
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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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27 November 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

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This is the one of Biao Yuen's better known films that he made without film industry compatriots Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Jackie Chan. See more »

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During the finale when Jason arrives at the airport, he's wearing a long coat, but in the next shot, he's wearing a short one. See more »

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Referenced in Female Reporter (1989) See more »

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Excellent showcase of Yuen Biao's talents
2 March 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

Despite having a thin plot, silly dubbing, disturbing brutality, and unnecessary humour, this film stands as an excellent showcase of Yuen Biao's talents. The plot deals with a lawyer becoming a vigilante while running afoul of Cynthia Rothrock. The action scenes are incredible. Yuen Biao and Cynthia Rothrock are placed in some set pieces that are among HK's finest. My favourite was Yuen Biao facing off against Melvin Wong. It's the kind of fight that makes one wonder why he wasn't as popular as Jackie Chan.


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