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

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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
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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china | racism | chinese | labor | martial arts | See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 July 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Hero  »

Box Office

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SGD 1,692,670 (Singapore) (20 August 1999)
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Trivia

Based on the comic of the same name (english translations called "Blood Sword") by Ma Wing Shing. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Tricky Master (1999) See more »

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Underrated.
19 November 2003 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Only 5 out of ten on votes? What are you people thinking? I am affraid maybe people or taking this movie too serious. Personally I think this is an awesome Comic book movie. While I am not sure what Chinese comic book feels like, this felt like a comic book. The Epic, Sometimes tragic birth of a super hero is prime comic stuff. While Yuen Biao is wasted in a small role This film has alot to offer Fantasy fans.

Hardcore Kung Fu fans will be bored but Wire Fu addicts will enjoy.


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