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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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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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Teen Wolf?
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Is this really as bad as Teen Wolf or Highlander 3, as one reviewer here has suggested? No. In fact, if you're attuned to the kind of crazy stuff that was surgin forth from Hong Kong's movie factories in the early 90s, this will already be a key component of your cult viewing repertoire. The three leads are all stunning and elegant adn everything else is secondary. The plot is maudlin and at times really cloyingly sentimental, but this is just HK cinema for you, and it always displays extreme emotions in a deliberately heightened manner. Its ultimately a really enjoyable film, but you have to see it with some kind of cultural/historical context in mind to help you avoid those nagging Teen Wolf comparisons...

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