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Above the Law (1986)
"Zhi fa xian feng" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ...
Hsia Ling-Cheng / Jason Chan
Cynthia Rothrock ...
Cindy Si / Sandy Jones
Roy Chiao ...
Magistrate / The Judge
Corey Yuen ...
Bad Egg / Joe Do
Ma Wu ...
Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father
Yu Chi-Wen / Sammy
Paul Chang ...
Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
James Tien ...
Chow Ting-Kwong / Johnny Kwong
Siu-Ming Lau ...
Yu's Grandfather
Sandy Chan ...
Hsia's Girlfriend
Peter Cunningham ...
Black Assassin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Ping Cheng ...
Mrs. Leung (as Cheng Siu Ping)
Yuet Sang Chin ...


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 <>

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27 November 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

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Did You Know?


In the final plane scene, that is really Yuen Biao hanging from the rope 4,000 feet in the air. He had also trained for, and had wanted to do, the jump from the plane but due to New Zealand restrictions and insurance reasons was not allowed to and a professional parachutist was used. See more »


During Cindy Si's first fight in the mahjong school, it is very obvious when Yuen Biao is doubling for some of her stunts particularly because of his dark hair. See more »


Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1992) See more »

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Solid Action Flick
18 September 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

After 20 some odd years of watching HK action films, I have come to idolize the work of Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung. Since all three emerged from the Peking Opera, they have turned out some GREAT films. Keep in mind that HK action films are all about the ACTION, with little or no regard to plot, dubbing, etc...always have been, always will be (in my humble opinion). Yuen Biao turns in a solid performance as always, but if you want a Yuen Biao "showcase", it's got to be "Dragons Forever" (1987, similar story, except Jackie is the lawyer). The real show here is Karen Shepard and Cyndy Rothrock in a GREAT action sequence...every bit as good as Michelle Yeoh (Khan) vs. Zhang Ziyi in the opening fight sequence of Crouching Tiger, HD. Karen and Cyndy have made some mediocre films (Terminator Woman, Tiger Claws, China O'Brien, etc.) but NONE of those were even close to the performance turned in by both women in Righting Wrongs...a direct result of HK choreography. You will need to turn off your "believability" switch for some of it, but all in all, a fun time.

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