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A Man Called Hero (1999)
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Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Hero Hua
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Mu (as Qui Shu)
Kristy Yang ...
Jade
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Sword Hua (as Nic Tse)
Biao Yuen ...
Boss
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Jordan Chan ...
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Mark Cheng
Dion Lam ...
Shadow (as Dik-on Lam)
Jerry Lamb ...
(as Hiu-fung Lam)
Sam Lee
Ken Lo ...
Monk Luohan
Chi Hung Ng
Francis Ng ...
Invincible (as Chun-yu Ng)
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Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese and Japanese, plus U.S. racism, mark the tale. Hero marries Jade, leaves her in China when he goes to America as an indentured servant, rebels against cruel labor conditions, and is joined by her in New York City where she has twins. Jump ahead 16 years: their son Sword comes to New York looking for his father. There, Sword hears many stories of his father, which we see in flashbacks, and the stage is set for the battle with Invincible. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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17 July 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

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SGD 1,692,670 (Singapore) (20 August 1999)
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Based on the comic of the same name (english translations called "Blood Sword") by Ma Wing Shing. See more »

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Referenced in X-Men (2000) See more »

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10 July 2004 | by (VA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this movie only has a 5.5!! What's wrong with you people? This movie has everything. Great story, awesome fight scenes. What else could you want? The only thing I can think of is that people expected it to be more about martial arts than it was, but for me this movie is superb. My only gripe is that they never clear up what happened to Hero's daughter. I also think that Shadow should've played more of a part in the final battle, but that's very minor. I think the final battle atop the Statue of Liberty is one of the greatest fight scenes in movies. Period. Everybody who gave this such a low review should definitely give this movie one more look.


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