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The Heroic Trio (1993)
"Dong fang san xia" (original title)

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The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Chat / Thief Catcher / Mercy
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Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
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Tung / Wonder Woman / Shadow Fox
Damian Lau ...
Insp. Lau
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Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Paul Chun ...
Chief of Police (as Pei Chun)
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Inventor (as James Pak)
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Evil Master (as Yee Kwan Yan)
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Leader of robbers at chemical factory (as Zhaoji Li)
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The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping newborn male babies for her evil master, Tung is trying to solve the crime (rather more effectively than her policeman husband, who is unaware of her secret identity), and Chat, who was formerly employed by Ching's evil master, is trying to sell her services and inside knowledge to the police. But all three have something in common buried deep in their past... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Action | Fantasy

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12 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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A hősies trió  »

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Numerous instances of wires being seen...notably when Shadow Fox first appears...on Shadow Fox's throwing projectiles...bullets...babies...the motorcycle in the train station and the manhole cover. See more »

Quotes

Tung: So you're a woman.
Chat: So you're a bitch.
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Referenced in Rudora no hihou (1996) See more »

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Cheung, Yeoh and Mui makes three.
12 November 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh and Anita Mui, three of the loveliest leading ladies to grace Hong Kong cinema in the 90s, team up for this classic slice of comic-book style fantasy action that compensates for a confusing and cloyingly over-sentimental story by delivering impressive visuals and seriously insane action the likes of which could only come from the Far East.

Directed by Johnny To and featuring stunning choreography by Siu-Tung Ching, the film concentrates on delivering scene after crazy-ass scene of totally insane action, all set against impressive, billowing backdrops created through the use of strong coloured lighting, plenty of smoke, and a wind machine. Among the film's many over-the-top set-pieces: a locomotive crashing into a crowded station; Anita Mui leaping across telephone wires to catch a falling child; two of the movie's heroines spinning wildly through the air on a motorbike; Maggie Cheung blasting herself into battle astride a dynamite powered oil drum; and a Terminator-style finale that sees the bad-guy's charred skeletal remains seizing control of Maggie Cheung's body (and who can really blame him?).

On top of all this inspired lunacy, viewers are also treated to another unforgettable turn from Anthony Wong as crazy killer Kau (who is a dab-hand with the flying guillotine), some surprisingly nasty violence (including a baby dying after falling onto a nail, several decapitations, and flesh-eating children who wee themselves before being blown to smithereens by dynamite), and last, but by no means least, plenty of opportunities to ogle stars Cheung, Yeoh and Mui, who all look scrummy in their super-sexy outfits.


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