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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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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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Michelle Yeung: You made me cry. It won't happen again!
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Excellent effort from Corey Yuen
19 December 2004 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

If you like Corey Yuen's balletic gunfighting, more recently demonstrated in 2002's "So Close," then you will enjoy the earlier "Bodyguard from Beijing." This film is fun to watch, and manages to produce some surprises despite the formulaic bodyguard-and-rich-bratty-girl plot. The schmaltzy sequence with the song is the only part where the movie drags. However, given Yuen's preference for gunplay, Jet Li fans are apt to be disappointed, since Li has less opportunity to showcase his kung fu skills. Christy Cheung gets the job done in the damsel-in-distress role, and to paraphrase Dorothy Parker, she plays the range of emotions from A to B.


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