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A Hero Never Dies (1998)
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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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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 ...
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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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not really heroic bloodshed
5 September 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Some reviewers compare this movie to John Woo's a Better Tomorrow! I think that is very misleading! Because the action is nothing like the great shootouts in Better Tomorrow ! Only the ending came close to a shootout we are used to seeing in heroic bloodshed titles! I think this a more a drama about these hit men who have a special kind of relationship! They are rivals who respect each other nothing more nothing less! The girlfriends add some good emotional context to their personalities! If you hear about a title like Hero never dies you expect some mayhem,or at least a lot of bloodshed,but it simply isn't there,except for the ending (which was a bit short)! After seeing some of these so called heroic bloodshed titles and like "Hero never dies" i realize that John Woo really is "God of Heroic Bloodshed", because there are no other directors who come even close making movies like he did (Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled). Johnny To has another vision! I don't know what he tries to tell us or show us in this movie! But this movie did not involve me much story wise and the action was average! And for a movie like this it at least had to contain an interesting story to move you, or more depth to the characters ! But it didn't,so this movie in my opinion falls short!


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