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Release Date:
27 November 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Biao Yuen ... Hsia Ling-Cheng / Jason Chan
Cynthia Rothrock ... Cindy Si / Sandy Jones

Melvin Wong ... Superinendent Wong Jing-Wai
Roy Chiao ... Magistrate / The Judge
Corey Yuen ... Bad Egg / Joe Do
Ma Wu ... Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father

Siu-Wong Fan ... 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

Karen Sheperd ... Karen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Ping Cheng ... Mrs. Leung (as Cheng Siu Ping)
Yuet Sang Chin ... Buffalo
Billy Ching Sau Yat ... Mahjong Den's Worker
Fat Chung ... Red Porsche Cop
Terrence Howard ... Defence Attorney
Hsia Hsu ... Mr. Leung (as Tsui Ha)
Bei-Dak Lai ... Mahjong Player (as Peter Lai)
Chau Sang Lau ... Cop on Skateout (as Lau Chou Sang)
King Chu Lee ... Cop at Mahjong
Po Tai ... Yellow Shirt Cop (as Tai Po)
Choh Lam Tsang ... Mahjong Informant
Stephen Chan Yung ... Hung (uncredited)
Fruit Chan ... Man (uncredited)
Kam Kong Chow ... Cop at Police Station (uncredited)
Hou Hsiao ... Thug (uncredited)
Te Hu Hsiao ... Cop at Police Station (uncredited)
Chi Ming Liu ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Wai Cheung Mak ... Buffalo's Thug (uncredited)
Yung-chiang Peng ... Cop at Station (uncredited)
Yin-fan Yung ... Female Parking Warden (uncredited)
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Directed by
Corey Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cheuk-Hon Szeto  screenplay
Barry Wong 

Produced by
Pui-Wah Chan .... executive producer (as Chen Peihua)
Siu-Chu Lam .... supervising producer (as Arina Lam)
Biao Yuen .... producer
Corey Yuen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Romeo Díaz 
 
Cinematography by
Moon-Tong Lau  (as Tom Lau)
 
Set Decoration by
Yiu-Kwong But 
 
Costume Design by
Ginger Fung 
 
Production Management
Pui-Wah Chan .... production supervisor
Paul Cheng .... assistant production manager
Amy Chin .... production manager
 
Stunts
Kar Lok Chin .... stunt double: Melvin Wong
Hou Hsiao .... stunts
Hsia Hsu .... stunt coordinator
Hoi Mang .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... stunt performer
Corey Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Music Department
Kwok-Jim Lo .... lyricist
Chin Yung Shing .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Leonard Ho .... presenter
Hui Lu .... script supervisor (as Wai Lo)
Yang Shen .... planner
Chi-Leung Shum .... planner
Mei-Yee Sze .... planner
Yuk-Wah Wong .... story editor
Ma Wu .... planner
Wai Yu .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhi fa xian feng" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Righting Wrongs" - Hong Kong (English title)
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102 min | USA:85 min
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Trivia:
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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Crew or equipment visible: 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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Well done action movie..., 5 February 2010
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 2/2/2010 – 7 out of 10 (Dir-Corey Yuen): Well done action movie with incredibly well crafted action sequences. The story is about a prosecutor, played by Yuen Biao, who likes to take the law into his own hands whenever he gets the chance. If the court ruling is in favor of the guilty party, he goes after them individually. Cynthia Rothrock plays a cop who's after him for the murder of one of the guilty parties that was let go by the courts. This is an interesting twist on the otherwise formulaic story because you really don't know who to route for. Both parties are just trying to do their jobs but both do add a little persuasion with their fighting skills. A bad cop ends up being the real guilty party and the two stars eventually team up to bring him down but not before many deaths. The fighting sequences are extremely well choreographed and you also feel the passion within the main characters and I think that's what makes the difference in this movie. There is a little humor thrown in as well coming from side characters but mostly the movie is about the action. I'm not usually much for these type of movies but this was so well executed it really surprised me and I couldn't stop watching. Bravo Corey Yuen!! – you took a simple 80's action-revenge movie and made it special despite it's simplicity.

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