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Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Jack Maeby (english adaptation)
Sandy Shaw
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Release Date:
8 February 1995 (Taiwan) See more »
Genre:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
To summarize, quite good and worthwhile See more (25 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

John DeMita ... Kung Wei (voice)
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Darkie

Tom Konkle ... Ken (voice: English version)
Yuen-Fan Ng
Wing-San Tang
Corey Yuen ... Bartender

Thorsten Nickel ... Russian arms dealer (uncredited)
Paul Rapovski ... Gunman (uncredited)

Directed by
Corey Yuen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Maeby  english adaptation
Sandy Shaw 
Jing Wong 

Original Music by
Mark Lau 
Nicholas Rivera (english version)
James 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 (english version)
 
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
Ngan-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)
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
 
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)
"The Enforcer" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Corey Yuen]waiter at cafe.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:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the US Version and Uncensored Version?
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To summarize, quite good and worthwhile, 21 March 2016
Author: Mike Corbeil from Canada

I won't get into details and will just say that it's a worthwhile martial arts film; plenty of strong fighting that only people in truly top fitness, plus skill training, should ever consider being involved in or with. And, there's the warm family touch.

Johnny is quite a young lad in this film, his fighting and courage choreography being I guess top-notch. I don't know filmmaking from experience, so based on this, I think this youth is amazing. At one point, he's attacked by bully kids at his school and he pins the main bully to a wall, with his leg nicely lifted up so that his foot is pressing against the bottom of the chin of the main bully. I don't have such flexibility. If I tried anything of the like, then I'd surely be leaning the back backwards a lot more than Johnny did, for he was almost perfectly upright, except for the leg used to pin the main bully against the wall. I don't have that kind of flexibility and imagine that this Johnny lad does; choreographed, or not.

With that said, I think that anyone who likes martial arts films that have good morals against criminal ones, plus a touch of love, well, it's a worthwhile film.

It's interesting, is thriller for sure, well choreographed, and action, plus the touch of love.

Why this film has only 6.6/10 for average IMDb user rating is a little "beyond me". I'll give it 8/10 and am not sure that it shouldn't be more but 8/10 seems at least reasonable for a start, given that I'm not a film expert. One thing for sure is that I'd recommend this film to anyone I know to like martial arts with moral values and "a touch of love" or, if you prefer, romance.

As I said at the start, I won't get into details, meaning technical kind. This review is just a general kind or a "rough" overview, say. Were any mistakes made in any parts of the film? I don't know and also don't care about it, for this is just entertainment, or as is said in French, "divertissement".

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