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The Defender (1994)
"Zhong Nan Hai bao biao" (original title)

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Credited cast:
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Allan Hui Ching Yeung / John Chang
Christy Chung ...
Michelle Yeung
Kent Cheng ...
Charlie Leung Kam-Po
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Wong (as Sing Ngai)
Wing-Chung Leung ...
Ken
Wai-Kwok Ng ...
James Shong Sai-cheung
Wai-lim Chu ...
Billy Yeung (as William Chu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-Tai Chan
Sek Chan
Chun Hung Cheung
Kwai-Bo Chun
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Keith Ferguson ...
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Yue Fong
Joe Hanna ...
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A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness. Complications arise when the bodyguard and the witness must confront their deep feelings for one another. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Goofs

Just about everything during the end kitchen fight scene has a continuity error, examples, the sink switches many positions, the bodies around the sink appear and disappear, covering mouth with sleeve, then hand when camera angle switches, and also position of the two as they are fighting throughout the room. See more »

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Billy Yeung: [John didn't get anything for Michelle's birthday] You should have gotten her flowers, she loves flowers.
Allan Hui Ching-yeung: Yes. But what happens to a flower when you pick it? It loses it's life.
Billy Yeung: [a man comes in with a huge bouquet of flowers for Michelle from her boyfriend] Now all you have is a bunch of dead bodies.
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This film broke my heart
14 February 2003 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Jet Li, and absolutely loved this film. It is beautiful and very sad. Brilliant work by all the actors and the fight scenes were great. The ending was not quite what I expected - warning! not like the Hollywood endings!


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