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Release Date:
8 February 1995 (Taiwan) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I've seen a lot of Jet Li flicks, this doesn't crack his top 8. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Kung Wei

Anita Mui ... Inspector Fong
Mo Tse ... Ku Kung / Johnny Kung (as Xia Miao)

Rongguang Yu ... Po Kwong

Collin Chou ... Thug (as Sing Ngai)
Ken Lo ... Thug (as Low Houi-Kang)
Lo Hen-Chow
Damian Lau ... Yat-Wah's Boss
Bonnie Fu (as Fu Yuk-Ching)
Henry Fong ... Auction Bidder
Mary Ellen Dunbar ... (voice)

Victoria Hoffman ... (voice)

Martin Spanjers ... (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... (voice)

Brad Sergi ... (voice)

David Graf ... (voice)

Karen Maruyama ... (voice)
Tim Lounibos ... (voice)
Michael Sorich ... (voice)

Dean Scofield ... (voice)
Mark Klastorin ... (voice)
Evan Cohen ... (voice)
Brady Kimball ... (voice)

Derek McGrath ... (voice)

Arianna Ratner ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuk Wah Cheung

Tom Konkle ... Ken (voice: English version)
Blackie Ko Shou Liang ... Darkie
Wing-San Tang
Corey Yuen ... Bartender

Thorsten Nickel ... Russian arms dealer (uncredited)
Paul Rapovski ... Gunman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Corey Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sandy Shaw 
Jing Wong 

Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
Skip Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
 
Production Management
Peggy Lee .... executive production manager
Shannon McIntosh .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Ng .... assistant director
Rosanna Ng .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor (1999 English soundtrack)
Gary Coppola .... adr mixer (1999 English soundtrack)
Susan Fairbairn .... assistant sound effect editor
Jack Maeby .... sound (English adaptation)
Ronald J. Webb .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Law .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Bruce Law .... car stunt coordinator
Bruce Law .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Nin Chan .... lighting technician
Yuen Man Fung .... assistant camera
Wing-Chi Wong .... assistant lighting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Connie Au-Yeung .... assistant costume designer
Andia Ng .... assistant costume designer
Yan-Ying Poon .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David B. Baron .... editorial consultant (2000 English version)
 
Other crew
Norm Hvam .... main title graphics
Corey Yuen .... action choreographer
Tak Yuen .... action choreographer (as Richard Hung)
 
Thanks
Rod Dean .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gei ba ba de xin" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Jet Li's The Enforcer" - UK (TV title), USA (DVD title)
"My Father Is a Hero" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I've seen a lot of Jet Li flicks, this doesn't crack his top 8., 25 September 2011
Author: oneguyrambling from Australia

Somewhere in this movie is a decent action film straining to get out, but it is constrained and held back by the cheesy melodrama and tiresome "human" touches that repeatedly arise.

Jet Li is Kung Wei, a cop so undercover even his wife and young son Siu Kiu have no idea what he does.

This doesn't seem to matter to them though, as long as Kung Wei shows for Siu Kiu's martial arts demonstrations and puts food on the table no-one seems willing to ask the hard questions.

Unfortunately Kung's wife is quite ill – the kind of ill that you don't come back from. Let's just say she isn't buying green bananas. The fact that Kung appears the model husband and son makes it odd that he ignores this fact to follow up on a case that will take him even further undercover.

Deep, deep, DEEP undercover.

Kung Wei is "imprisoned" to get alongside a known bad guy with links to high crime – when they both bust out they head to Hong Kong where Kung finds what he is after, only initially he seems a little too enamoured with the fast money and high life that goes with the job description.

Things complicate further when a local Inspector Fong tracks down Kung's wife and son on the mainland and starts piecing the puzzle together…

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Enough of all that drama – this is a Jet Li action flick right? Well yes and no. There is action but not enough for an action fan, and when the climax finally arrives it is too reliant on explosives and the kung fu standard is not nearly as good as half a dozen other Jet Li flicks.

The plot is too convoluted and made little sense, the fact that his doting dying wife still believed he was a criminal – and that Kung Wei made no attempt to explain otherwise – made no sense to this little black duck, especially when everyone else seemed to know including his kid.

To recap, drama without any real drama, action without substance and major character decisions without credibility. To top all this off my DVD copy (which shares the same cover as the poster here and the IMDb film page so I think it's real) has some of the cheesiest subtitles in cinematic history. The kind that you can sorta follow, but at the same time can't help but laugh at.

Final Rating – 5 / 10. A couple of brief fights are worth watching, but unfortunately the other 100 odd minutes are largely to be endured. I've seen a great many Jet Li flicks this one doesn't crack his top 8.

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