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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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Superinendent Wong Jing-Wai
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Magistrate / The Judge
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Bad Egg / Joe Do
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Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father
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Yu Chi-Wen / Sammy
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Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
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Hsia's Girlfriend (as Sandy Chan)
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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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Cynthia Rothrock did not speak Cantonese or Mandarin, so all of her lines were spoken in English and then later dubbed into the respective languages. See more »

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In the Mandarin cut of the film, the character of Cindy Si survives. However, there are still a few shots in this cut during the fight between Hsia and Wong in which you can see Cindy's dead body pinned to the wall in the background. See more »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) 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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