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The Defender (1994)

Chung Nam Hoi bo biu (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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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:
Adam Chung-Tai Chan ...
Assassin (as Chung-Tai Chan)
Sek Chan ...
Assassin
Chun Hung Cheung ...
Bodyguard in Opening Scene
Hin-Cheung Choi ...
Guard at Mortuary
Kwai-Bo Chun ...
Guard at Mortuary
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John Chang (voice)
Keith Ferguson ...
(voice)
Yue Fong ...
House Maid
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Storyline

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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Only One Man Stands Between The Assassin And His Target!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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28 July 1994 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Bodyguard from Beijing  »

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Trivia

According to Bey Logan on his commentary of the dragon dynasty release of "The Enforcer", he mentioned that this film would be on DVD on the dragon dynasty label, it finally saw a release as part of a five film DVD collection in 2015. See more »

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 »

Quotes

Michelle Yeung: I see. Thanks so much.
Chiu Kwok-Man: [puts a cigar in his mouth] Bye now.
Charlie Leung Kam-Po: [grunts after getting burnt in the forehead by the cigar] I could arrest you right here on the street!
Kwok-Man's Lawyer: Hey, on what charge?
Charlie Leung Kam-Po: I haven't made up my mind.
Kwok-Man's Lawyer: Then...
Charlie Leung Kam-Po: [bitterly] Bye, goodbye!
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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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