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My Father is a Hero (1995)

Gei ba ba de xin (original title)
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An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.

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Kung Wei (Jet Li), a undercover Chinese cop sent to track down a notorious criminal Po Kwong (Yu Rongguang) in Hong Kong. There, he ultimately teams with his son Johnny Kung (Xie Miao) and a another cop Anna Fong (Anita Mui), the both together are an incredible Kung Fu master-in-the-making. Together, they lay down the law in the final fight on Po. Written by Dimension Films

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Jet Li's The Enforcer  »

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Romgguang Yu (Po Kwong) portrayed the titular character in the film "Iron Monkey" who helps tutor the young Wong Fei Hung; a character that co-star Jet Li would go on to make popular in the film series "Once upon a time in China." See more »

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When Wei Kung surprises Po and his men on the boat, Kung attacks using the night sticks that Po's thugs were armed with. At some point during the fight, Kung jumps in the air to perform a split kick. The wire working attached to Jet Li is visible as he lands. See more »

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[In front of 3 agressive bad boys]
Kung Wei: You'd better go, Johnny.
Johnny Kung: I wanna stay with you, pa'.
Kung Wei: You're sure?
Johnny Kung: You bet!
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22 December 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I was entertained when I saw this Jet Li film in a second hand theater. The story is a little melodramatic but the fight scenes are outstanding. Gei Ba Ba De Xin/My Father is a Hero(1995) was the first Jet Li movie that I ever saw. One of his last films from Hong Kong before heading for Hollywood. My Father is a Hero(1995) is an unusual Jet Li picture because it mixes gunplay with plenty of martial arts.

My favorite scene is the shootout at the restaurant. I hate the version released here as The Enforcer because of the English dubbing. The action scenes are aggressively directed by Corey Yuen(director of the visually splendid Saviour of the Soul{1992}). Jet Li shows that he's the closet there is to a successor to Bruce Lee. Anita Mui kicks butt as Inspector Fong Yat Wah.


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