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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:
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User Reviews:
More of a drama than a martial arts film... but still terrific 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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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:
Revealing mistakes: Johnny Kung is talking to his father on the phone, and Kung Wei tells him to call him on his pager if he needs anything. As Kung Wei reads his pager number on the phone, and the subtitles show the numbers - 1177131910, Johnny writes them on the brick wall. But he misses the last "1" between the 9 and 0. He memorizes the number and then wipes it off the wall - but he would have the wrong number memorized.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

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
More of a drama than a martial arts film... but still terrific, 30 October 1998
Author: kofman from Berkeley, CA

The general plot is quite standard: An undercover cop takes on one last dangerous assignment, relations involved, etc. There have been many, many films with the same type of plot.

However, this film manages to stand out on its own. The father-son combo of Jet Li and Tsu Miu works remarkably well (the 2nd time these two have been paired up). Anita Mui stars as a HK cop trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Throw in an over-acting (but still funny) villain (who incidentally played Iron Monkey), and we have an action-packed thriller to the end.

The emotional parts of the film may drag a bit, but it's not too excessive. Jet Li especially succeeds in this role... we can see the internal conflict and pains of emotion within. The scene where the villain tries to get his son to ID his undercover dad is very notable.

There may not be as much kung fu as most fans would like, but we do get to see Li wield a new type of weapon. Generally the kung fu serves to move the plot along, not to be specifically highlighted as the main attraction. That's okay, considering the movie is so well done....

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