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Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003)

A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »

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Evan / Narrator / Himself
Beatrice Chia ...
Silver
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Kermuran (as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi)
Hakim Alston ...
Eyemarder
Craig Reid ...
Jia Fei (as Craig D. Reid)
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Computer virus thug / Zu's zombie fighter
Mindy Dhanjal ...
Zu Yao Her
Duck ...
Forest Devil / Himself
Kok Siu Hang ...
Flying machine body guard / forest devil / himself
Lueng Shing Hung ...
Zu's Zombie Fighter
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Himself (as Sammo Hung)
Kam Loi Kwan ...
Flying machine body guard / computer virus thug / forest devil / zu's zombie fighter / himself
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Nurse
Mike Leeder ...
Mr. Goa
Chi Ming Leung ...
Forest Devil
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A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious stuntmen, and many current working stuntmen, profiled through interviews and clips that showcase their work. It explores their death-defying feats and foolhardy working methods and traces their origin back to the original Hong Kong stuntmen known as "red trousers" - a term used to describe acrobats in Peking Opera. By incorporating the martial arts, fantasy, adventure short action film, "Lost Time," the viewer is given an actual account of how stunts are created and executed on film. Written by Kelly

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Rated R for language and violent images | See all certifications »
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Hong ku zi  »

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The scenes of Robin Shou being "interviewed" were shot by Shou, by himself. Shou set up the camera outdoors and filmed himself as though he were responding to a prompter's questions, choosing to do so without a partner because he knew exactly what he wanted to say. According to him, Hong Kong citizens passing by on the street stared perplexedly at the man speaking English to thin air. See more »

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Edited from Lost Time: The Movie (2003) See more »

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WOW!!!!!
21 February 2004 | by (US) – See all my reviews

People will look back on this movie and say it was the best ever in Hong Kong action! It's really two movies in one! The Red Trousers part refers to the Peking Opera School days and how many stuntmen/actors came from that kind of background. These guys are for real! It's awesome! I don't know how they can do those crazy stunts! It's really cool the stuntmen had Robin do this movie because they don't get much credit - not according to the film anyway. In Hong Kong you are just expected to do it and if not you someone else. Those guys bust up their bodies and for not much money. My favorite though is Lost Time, the movie where Robin Evan is in a fantastic world of martial arts and magic and legend and Forest Devils. Won't explain that part - go see the movie, it'a winner! Jason


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