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Directors:
Writers:
Domonic Muir (dubbed version)
Jing Wong
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Release Date:
5 February 1994 (South Korea) See more »
Plot:
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Hung Hei Kwun
Chingmy Yau ... Red Bean

Deannie Yip ... Red Bean's Mother
Mo Tse ... Hung Man Ting

Sung Young Chen ... Ma Kai-Sin
Chun Hua Ji ... Ma Ling-Yee

Damian Lau ... Chan Kan-Nam
Lung Wei Wang ... Commander
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ko-Liang Chu
Jian Kui Sun ... Renegade Monk
Jing Wong ... Cameo

Michelle Ruff ... Red Bean (voice) (uncredited)

Eric Tsang ... Man in Crown (uncredited)

Directed by
Jing Wong 
Corey Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Domonic Muir  dubbed version
Jing Wong 

Produced by
Helen Li .... producer
Jet Li .... producer
Hsiang Chuan Pei .... producer
Wai Sum Shia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eckart Seeber 
 
Cinematography by
Moon-Tong Lau  (as Tom Lau)
 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
 
Art Direction by
Raymond Li 
 
Production Management
Julia Chu .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kai Keung Lai .... assistant director
Wai-Lun Lam .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Markus Innocenti .... adr supervisor
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant sound editor (English version)
 
Other crew
François Vila .... press agent
Corey Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hung Hei Kwun: Siu Lam ng zou" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Legend of the Red Dragon" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
95 min | 79 min (USA) (dubbed version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Red Bean:Need a hand?
Hung Man Ting:Can you help me get these stains out of my dad's underwear?
Red Bean:...ummm.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Jet and his son, 15 March 2006
Author: (radic14all@aol.com) from United States

An entertaining Jet Li period vehicle, which Li co-produced. Li plays a Chinese folk hero, a rebel who battled a violent, repressive Manchu government. Li teams with 10 year old martial arts prodigy, Xie Miao, who effectively portrays Li's kung-fu fighting son. The duo have some similarities to the "Lone Wolf and Cub" team in numerous, more atmospheric, very gory Japanese movies of the 1970's. Li and son are joined by a sly mother/daughter con artist team to protect 5 young boys who each have a segment of a rebel map tattooed on their back.

Fine photography and inventive action sequences, especially the opener, and one with a clever Trojan horse variant. Li's fight scenes are wondrous, as usual, but his part seems too stiffly written for a fluffy, child-oriented action film with much comic relief. Deannie Yip and sensual Chingmy Yau are energetic and funny as the kung-fu mother/daughter scammers.

The English dubbed version, made in 2000, has excellent, witty dialogue and appropriate voices. Prolific Hong Kong writer/director Wong Jing cameos in the closing scene.

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