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A Man Called Hero (1999)
"Jung wa ying hong" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  17 July 1999 (Hong Kong)
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Chan ...
(voice)
Mark Cheng
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Hero's Mother
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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Bull
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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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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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Not what I expected, but a great drama/action though.
3 August 2000 | by (Stadskanaal, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Like most of the people I expected a wild action packed special effects loaded movie, well it isn't. But I'm not disappointed like all the others who wrote a comment here. It has more story than the average Hong Kong movie and the acting is also of a high standard. I agree that it could use some more action scenes, but the few action scenes look totally great! I don't know if it is historically correct (I don't think so) but what movies are?

If you want to see a good Hong Kong movie without the cheesy humor most of them have but with great acting and a nice story then give this one a try. It's not for all you kung fu action freaks although I think I'm one myself:)


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