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Director:
Writers:
Hark Tsui (story)
Kee-To Lam (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 May 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Uncle Tak, the old martial-arts master and medicine in normal life has severe problems with his former student Jonny... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jet Li is awesome w/o wires See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Jet Li ... Jet

Wah Yuen ... Uncle Tak
Crystal Kwok ... May

Jerry Trimble ... Jonny
Anne Rickets ... Anna

Rueben Gonzáles ... Cito
Guy Fadollone ... Ruben
Derek Anunciation ... Mouse

Henry Penzi ... Mouse
Michael Burke ... Oscar
Camille Carrigan ... Jeannie
Wayne Post ... Jimmy
Pamela J. Anderson ... Coach
George Cheung ... Paul
Steven Ho ... Jonny's Student
Kevin Cole ... Jonny's Student

Chris Carnel ... Jonny's Student

David Wald ... Jonny's Student
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Jonny's Student
Mark Williams ... Hawks member
Erwin Villegon ... Hawks member
Spencer Platerns ... Hawks member
Ray Wizard ... Hawks member
Alfred Bonilla ... Hawks member
John Kreng ... Hawks member
Wei Ho Tu
Bing Hong Lam
Yin Ming Chan
Ching Cheung
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey Yuen

Billy Blanks ... Black Thug (uncredited)

Rich Hopkins ... Johnny's Student (uncredited)
Dale Jacoby ... Jonny's Student (uncredited)
John Trujillo ... Johnny's student (uncredited)

Artist Joe Watson ... Johnny's Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hark Tsui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kee-To Lam  screenplay (as Kei To Lam)
Tai-Mok Lau  (as Tai-Muk Lau)
Hark Tsui  story

Produced by
Anthony Chow .... executive producer
Siu-Tin Lai .... executive producer
David Lo .... co-producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yee Tat Lam 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Chan 
Paul A. Edwards 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Ma Kam 
 
Production Design by
Lynn Christopher 
 
Art Direction by
Bret Alexander 
Gil Draper 
 
Makeup Department
David Gamboa .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chi Hung Chu .... production manager
Mark Morris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Worth Keeter .... assistant director
Tom Koel .... second assistant director
Randy Pope .... assistant director
Mike Snyder .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robyn Jacobs .... property master
Yin-wai Wong .... props
 
Sound Department
Siu-Lung Ching .... sound effects editor
Hsue-yui Fung .... dubbing editor: mandarin
Anne Mather .... dubbing editor: english (as Annie Mather)
Yu Ting .... dubbing editor: cantonese
 
Stunts
Yung-hsiang Cheng .... stunts
John Kreng .... stunts
Wei Ho Tu .... stunts
Chun Yeung Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Wah Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Allen .... Steadicam operator
Hoi-Fai Chan .... still photographer
Ging-Nin Cheung .... gaffer
Mason Hersey .... first assistant camera
Todd McMullen .... director of photography: second unit
Charles M. Smallwood .... best boy grip
Jene Youtt .... gaffer
Eric Sundt .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Gleason .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James Campana .... mechanic
Chi-Keung Chiu .... production coordinator
Anthony Chow .... presenter
Steve Gates .... continuity
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
Kei Hayashi .... continuity
Denise Iketani .... continuity
Siu-Tin Lai .... presenter
David Lo .... planner
Sam Mui .... continuity
Steve Phan .... production assistant
Eric Sundt .... continuity
Sue Woo .... continuity
Masaki Yokochi .... title designer: main and end titles
Raymond Yu .... continuity
Wah Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lung hang tin haa" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Hard Blood" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime:
Brazil:92 min | UK:89 min
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Trivia:
The Chinese producers that accompanied the prop-makers, stunt-men, and cast, frequently added new scenes and shots on the fly during shooting. This did not allow for the prep-time common to the American crew and directors. It was typical that while shooting exteriors, as the day came to an end - as the sun began to set - the Chinese directors, producers, and cast would begin to speak almost entirely in Chinese, frantically calling for new shots and setups as the light was quickly fading. The American directors, cameramen, grips etc., would likewise then jump into a frenzy trying to both understand the desires of the Chinese producers and set up the impromptu shots.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the end of the movie, when Uncle Tak gets to the top of the NRB building, the camera zooms in on Jonny, then zooms out, at this point, the track that the camera is rolling on can be seen.See more »
Quotes:
May:[May has Jet arrested for trespassing in Uncle Tak's shop but gets him out on bail and tries to talk to him] Jet! I went through a lot of trouble to bail your out of there. Some thanks would be appreciated.
Jet:So why you lock me up then?
May:[dryly] Well look, you asked for it.
Jet:[calmly] No.
May:Look, it's my job to look after the shop, okay?
Jet:[Jet's not listening to May, he's trying to concentrate on what happened to Master Tak] I worried that... Master Tak got hurt in a fight.
May:[frustrated] You Chinese men and all your stupid fighting! It's what ruins our reputation here in America!
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Jet Li is awesome w/o wires, 25 November 2000
Author: Blake Matthews (drngor@yahoo.com) from Stockton, California

Before I begin, let me get across everyone's complaint: the acting is horrible...from the white actors. It is far worse than the dubbing of old school kung fu movies (although I prefer the dubbed dialogue of old kung fu movies to many movies made today, the dialogue is more quotable). But come on, what type of person would watch a low-budget kung fu movie and expect good acting?

The plot is right out of an old kung fu movie: Rival kung fu masters duking it out to see who is better. Jet is a fish-out-of-water who gets involved.

The fights are why we see this movie...right? The fights are well-choreographed. Very little (if any) wires are used. Jet Li, Yuen Wah, and Jerry Trimble look very impressive. He actually is better in this movie than in stuff like Romeo Must Die, Hitman, Swordsman II, and Dr. Wai. The last fight is very cool, one of his best overall. Overall, a pretty good movie...just don't expect much.

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