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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mo Tse ...
Ku Kung / Johnny Kung (as Xia Miao)
Po Kwong
Thug (as Sing Ngai)
Ken Lo ...
Thug (as Low Houi-Kang)
Lo Hen-Chow
Yat-Wah's Boss
Bonnie Fu ...
(as Fu Yuk-Ching)
Henry Fong ...
Auction Bidder
Mary Ellen Dunbar ...


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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Release Date:

2 March 1995 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Jet Li's The Enforcer  »

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1.85 : 1
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Jet Li (Kung Wei) and Mo Tse (Johnny Kung) previously portrayed father and son in the 1994 film, "Legend of the Red Dragon" See more »


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 »


[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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Under Rated
13 July 2005 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

This isn't one of Mr Li's best films but it isn't as bad as some people think. There is a certain appeal in its roughness and Jet Li, not playing his later rather dour filmic persona but someone with charm and fun, out of his depth in Los Angeles, baffled by the behaviour of others but determined is very watchable. There is lots of humour in the film, most amusingly is a running joke about people speaking different languages. LA is a great big melting pot, but it doesn't help communications.

The cast do well. It's always good to see Yuen Wah, a mainstay of Hong Kong films, and good to see him not as a villain. Crystal Kwok seems to have given up acting but was lovely and charming in this. Jet is his usual self, in that he makes walking down a street charismatic. The lead villain was a bit laughable however.

A good film and easier to watch than most Hollywood films certainly. It has a light touch with not a hint of wire work or CGI. You can warm to the characters. That it doesn't have the ultra polish and airless perfection of some films is to its advantage.

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