MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,425 this week

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

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,228 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 34 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (English version)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 08 Mar 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Heroic Trio (1993)

The Heroic Trio (1993) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Heroic Trio.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Executioners (1993)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set some time after the original 'Heroic Trio' the city has been devastated by nuclear attack. An evil deformed villain controls the city's scarce water supply, exerting influence over both... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Johnnie To
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui
Supercop (1992)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.

Director: Stanley Tong
Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Stanley Tong
Stars: Jet Li, Brigitte Lin, Michelle Reis
Zu Warriors (2001)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Ziyi Zhang
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The one-armed boxer is stalked by a vengeful flying guillotine expert, after his disciples were killed in the first 'One-Armed Boxer' film. But as the flying guillotine master is blind, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin
Night Watch (2004)
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A retired warrior comes to see his former lord and learns that someone is making indestructible swords from some unknown metal. He is sent together with a swordsman to investigate the ... See full summary »

Director: Keita Amemiya
Stars: Toshiyuki Nagashima, Hiroshi Abe, Yûko Moriyama
WaSanGo (2001)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim
Stars: Hyuk Jang, Min-a Shin, Su-ro Kim
Highlander (1986)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An evil warlord takes in 2 students (Wind & Cloud) in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.

Director: Wai-keung Lau
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Shin'ichi Chiba
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A bookish young man and his sword-loving sister find themselves battling a trio of villains, one of them a beautiful but masked woman who has promised to either marry or murder the first man to see her unmasked.

Director: Hsueh Li Pao
Stars: Danny Lee, Ni Tien, Chen Chi Lin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Chat / Thief Catcher / Mercy
...
Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
...
Tung / Wonder Woman / Shadow Fox
Damian Lau ...
Insp. Lau
...
Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Paul Chun ...
Chief of Police (as Pei Chun)
...
Inventor (as James Pak)
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Evil Master (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
(voice)
Cheuk Yan Chan
Keith Ferguson ...
(voice)
...
(voice)
Patrick Keung
...
(voice)
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Leader of robbers at chemical factory (as Zhaoji Li)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Dong fang san xia  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Tung: So you're a woman.
Chat: So you're a bitch.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Executioners (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's not the substance, it's the STYLE!!
9 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is superhero comics fare, nothing more. In said genre, character depth and acting weighs lightly.(As long as the principals are beautiful) With that in mind I have to say that HEROIC TRIO ROCKS! The first thing that stands out in the movie is the overall look of it. The production value is excellent and the atmospheric cinematography is done as deftly as any Tony Scott film. The action choreography with heavy usage of Hong Kong style wire effects is the finest I've ever seen and the fights(especially the one in hell against a demon who kidnaps children and turns them into cannibals-remember it's a live action comic book!)are frenetic kung fu masterpieces. I realize that this type of film may not appeal to all(I enjoy subtlety as much as the next guy)but I would ask you to give this one a chance because it really is much more interesting than the average Hollywood action pic.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
warning baby falls on spike! sayno2book
China's current situation yichihyon
New American Dub Version? Bullboski
The Greatest B-Movie ever made norbert7369
A question about Thief Catcher wsthames
english translation question. eleventh_hour_bandit
Discuss The Heroic Trio (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?