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Born to Defense (1986)

Zhong hua ying xiong (original title)
Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

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Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people. Written by Tom MacNeill

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Once Upon A Time In China A New Hero Emerged...

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Jet Li broke his nose after being hit in one of the boxing scenes. On every movie after this one you can see a small scar on his nose. See more »

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Good Western Martial arts movie from Jet Li with good stunts
13 August 2000 | by (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

This film has good martial arts fights for western kickboxing. It is also Jet Li's fourth movie. Since this was his fourth movie and his directing debut, the film is unpolished and the acting (except for Jet Li's) is quite bad. Jet Li choreographed and directed the fights and stunts which were actually very good, although he gets beaten up badly in two fight sequences. However, the film was a good start for a director.

In the film, Jet really shows off a lot of his acrobatic skills but not much Kung Fu as he mainly gets involved in kickboxing. The war sequence at the start of the film was also well directed. I give this film an 8 out of ten for its acrobatics and martial arts. I will recommend it for Jet Li fans and for action fans, but do not expect a really good movie in this one.


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