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

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy  |  12 February 1993 (Hong Kong)
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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:
Chat / Thief Catcher / Mercy
Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
Tung / Wonder Woman / Shadow Fox
Damian Lau ...
Inspector 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:
Cheuk Yan Chan
Keith Ferguson ...
Jessica Gee ...
Ching / Invisible Woman (voice)
Patrick Keung
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Leader of robbers at chemical factory (as Zhaoji Li)


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 <>

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Action | Fantasy

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Tung: So you're a woman.
Chat: So you're a bitch.
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Referenced in Irma Vep (1996) See more »

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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.

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