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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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Cast

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 ...
Inspector 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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Cheuk Yan Chan
Mimi Chu
Keith Ferguson ...
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Ching / Invisible Woman (voice)
Patrick Keung
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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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Goofs

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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Connections

Followed by Executioners (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Female Heart
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Anita Mui
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Cheesy Fun!
20 November 1999 | by (Tupper Lake, NY) – See all my reviews

I can't help it but love this film; it's great cheesy fun!:) Forget Batman, this is the way a Superhero movie should be done. Incredible imagery (some shots will take your breath away) prevails in a film genre that traditionally should not look as good as this does. There is also a plot (underground demon lord stealing babies to find an heir) and Anita Mui sings, too...what more could you want? A warning though: the film is gritty and violent, and contains a scene with an infant that may be disturbing to sensitive viewers. It's not graphic, but extremely suggestive of graphic violence.


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