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Dynamite Fighters (1987)
"Zhong hua zhan shi" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  16 April 1987 (Hong Kong)
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Fok Ming-Ming
Richard Ng ...
Paulina Wong
Tung-Shing Yee ...
Wong
Lowell Lo ...
Youda
Chindy Lau ...
Chin-chin (as Cindy Lau)
Tetsuya Matsui ...
General Toga
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Jing Chen ...
Gunrunner
Yiu-Sing Cheung
Yamson Domingo ...
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Hark-On Fung ...
Japanese Thug
Yan Hsiao
Jang Lee Hwang ...
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Feng Ku ...
Ming's Grandfather
Huang-Hsi Liu
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Tireless energy, but two different halves
4 May 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie begins as a comedy about spies and a gambler who has to support them unwillingly, but in the second half it turns into a war drama with a rapidly increasing body-count. It seems to play (no exact date given) after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria 1931. Obviously, as a Chinese production it can not be expected to be neutral on history, therefore is eager to show patriotic Chinese who burn down their home town before it falls into the hands of the enemy. "Dynamite Fighters", aka "Dynamite Heroes" on European DVD, seems a bit chaotic, but the action moves so fast you don't think much about it, and young Michelle Yeoh is tireless kicking everyone who doesn't get out of her way. I loved the opening scene when she is the pilot of an airplane and steals from those who have stolen from others. It's good fun most of the time, but in the end didn't entirely fulfill my expectations.


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