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Release Date:
27 November 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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... 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
Gei Ying Chan ... Hsia's Girlfriend (as Sandy Chan)
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
Fruit Chan ... Man (uncredited)
Yung Chan ... Hung (uncredited)
Kam Kong Chow ... Cop at Police Station (uncredited)
Hou Hsiao ... Thug (uncredited)
Te Hu Hsiao ... Cop at Police Station (uncredited)
Chi Ming Lau ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Wai Cheung Mak ... Buffalo's Thug (uncredited)
Yung-chiang Peng ... Cop at Station (uncredited)
Yin-fan Yung ... Female Parking Warden (uncredited)

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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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:
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 »
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Continuity: 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Don't Mess With Cynthia!!, 6 December 2004
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

This is a great HK action flick and like most of them, it's all about the action. Essentially the whole industry in HK is more or less like the American B-movie action market, starring the likes of Dolph Lundgren, Van Damme and of course Cynthia Rothrock. The main difference though is the high level of quality in the action of the HK movies. They feature the inane plots and hokey acting of DTV American movies but my god can those guys do good action.

This film is virtually plot free but of course that isn't important. What it does have is action legend Yuen Biao (Best known as one of the three dragons, with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung). In the 80's Biao was one of the three favourite sons of the genre. Arguably Biao was also the better fighter than Chan, but of course Chan did the most amazing stunts of the three legends. Also at the time perhaps the most popular female action star in HK was Cynthia Rothrock. She was big box office fodder and drew in the punters even before Michelle Yeoh became the number one bad ass beaatch! I have to say I like Rothrock. She is one mean lady and kicks buttock like the best of them. The high kicking carnage dished out by Cynthia, particularly in her HK movies is just hot, really darn hot! Rothrock moved away from those movies in the early 90's and had a brief slew of theatrical films in the US before dropping into the DTV market where she remains a popular draw. The problem is that American cinema doesn't spend the time and energy on the fight sequences like they do in HK. Nowadays the average Rothrock fight scene looks very conventional, while of course still remaining sexy by the sheer fact she is kicking booty. Righting Wrong of course is full to the brim of high octane and imaginative fights and the film never drags. Rothrock is superb in the action department and has some great fights, amongst others a great fight with Biao, while Biao is also superb, showcasing some amazing moves and great stunts. This is simplistic entertainment and a lesson to American movies on how it's done. ***

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