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Heroic Duo (2003)

Shuang xiong (original title)
Ken Lee dated girlfriend Brenda but the love isn't strong enough. Jack Lai married Mandy (Chui Jing Lui), police friend (Wong Tak Ban) killed by Jack's boss. Jack was a professor of a ... See full summary »

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Jack Lai / Soeng-Zing Lai
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Ken Li / Man-Kit Lee
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Yeung-Hoi Au (as Francis Ng)
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Brenda
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Mandy Cheuk
Anson Leung ...
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Rico Kwok ...
Zhi (as Kwok Nik-Hang)
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Samuel Pang ...
Chi (as King-Chi Pang)
Hing-Yin Kam ...
Commander Wong
Cheung-Ching Mak ...
Commander Lau
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Kwok-Leung Cheung
Ho-Sun Lee ...
Wong Man-Kit
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Ming Nam Po ...
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Ken Lee dated girlfriend Brenda but the love isn't strong enough. Jack Lai married Mandy (Chui Jing Lui), police friend (Wong Tak Ban) killed by Jack's boss. Jack was a professor of a University, but his busy work makes Jack to neglect Mandy. One day, Jack's friend came to his home and wish to rape Mandy, Mandy killed him. Jack returned to home, Mandy cried why can't he always appear to herself when she need him. Jack admitted that the man was killed by him so that Mandy became innocent. But Jack's boss caught Mandy. Grace, widow of Jack's police friend, with her two children, were locked with Mandy. Jack taught the criminals with psychology in his jailed period. One day, Ken visited the criminals and met Jack. Jack told Ken to treasure his lover. Jack drew a picture to Ken, which was sunset and sea, but it was drew specially in SOS sign. Ken didn't understand Jack when he got Jack's picture. Jack told Ken about his own boss who capture Mandy from him, and Ken brought his crew members... Written by Pete_Sampras

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Above average thriller with an inventive twist
31 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The hypnotism angle adds a fresh spin to this otherwise familiar Hong Kong-set story of cops 'n' robbers and one dedicated detective's fight for justice. The complex, nothing-is-what-it-seems storyline involves police collaborating with an imprisoned former colleague who has a talent for hypnotism; together they must track down a criminal mastermind who seems determined to get his hands on some ultra-valuable gemstones.

What follows is an action-packed movie layered with an effective story and some finely-directed moments of mayhem and high-rise peril, all handled by genre maestro Benny Chan. HEROIC DUO is slightly cheesy and dated on occasion, with dollops of overladen melodrama thrown into the mix and lots of extra emoting, but in the end it proves to be a film that's never less than an enjoyable experience.

Former popstar Ekin Cheng acquits himself well as the dogged detective, banishing memories of his overt posturing in the likes of TOKYO RAIDERS in favour of something a little more mature and mannered. Leon Lai is given a better role as the conflicted hypnotist, torn between family ties, pressure from an unwelcome source, and doing what's right; he does a decent job of it. Francis Ng's bad guy is extremely one dimensional but fun, while the female characters aren't given a great deal to do; still, you can't have everything. HEROIC DUO is an above average film for the genre with bags to energy to keep it flowing merrily along.


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