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A Hero Never Dies (1998)

Chan sam ying hung (original title)

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Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, ... See full summary »

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(as Szeto Kam Yuen), (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Jack
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Martin (as Lau Ching Wan)
Fiona Leung ...
Fiona
YoYo Mung ...
Yoyo
Henry Fong ...
Mr. Fong (as Fong Ping)
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Mr. Yam (as Yam Sai Koon)
Keiji Sato ...
(as Sato Keiji)
Michael Lam
Bun Yuen ...
Bo (as Yuen Bun)
Ping Cheung
Suet Lam ...
(as Lam Suet)
Chi-Shing Chiu
Ching Ting Law ...
(as Lu Ching Ting)
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Philip Keung
Wing-cheong Law
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Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There is a spectacular shootout, in which both Martin and Jack are severely wounded. The leader of Jack's gang was at the hotel, unlike Martin's, and escapes. Afterwards, both gang leaders, Mr. Fong of Martin's and Mr. Yam of Jack's, go to a general and make peace. Meanwhile, both Jack and Martin are hospitalized. Martin's legs are amputated, and his girlfriend whores herself in order to get them back into Hong Kong... Written by Anonymous

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It's all because of you..
31 December 2005 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Great film, no wonder Mister To won a few festivals with this film.

His work has a director is brilliant in this movie ! Specially the Sukiyaki scene ! Where he proves in an eight-minute scene, that you don't need words to describe a relationship between characters ! Just good shoots, an excellent montage and great actors ! That scene should be a cult scene ! As for the story, it's the story of two men, working for an opposite gang, but still men of pride and honor, this is a story about love, friendship, betrayal, vengeance and hope.

Something I really noticed in this movie, is the great soundtrack ! You might feel that To is trying to use it to easily, but it just works out fine in every scene !

So in a few words : A great film, a must-see ! And should definitely be seen by everybody !


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