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Release Date:
31 July 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »
Treasure your beloved before it's gonna too late See more »
Ken Lee dated girlfriend Brenda but the love isn't strong enough. Jack Lai married Mandy (Chui Jing Lui)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leon Lai ... Jack Lai / Soeng-Zing Lai

Ekin Cheng ... Ken Li / Man-Kit Lee
Francis Ng ... Yeung-Hoi Au
Kar Yan Lam ... Brenda
Jinglei Xu ... Mandy Cheuk
Anson Leung ... Tom
Rico Kwok ... Zhi (as Kwok Nik-Hang)
Ho-Yin Wong ... Officer Yeung
Samuel Pang ... Chi (as King-Chi Pang)
Hing-Yin Kam ... Commander Wong
Cheung-Ching Mak ... Commander Lau
Tak-Bun Wong ... Kwok-Leung Cheung
Ho-Sun Lee ... Wong Man-Kit
Frank Michael Liu ... A Team (as Chung Kei Lau)
Ming Nam Po ... A Team
Shuet Kwan Cheung ... A Team (as Cheung Suet-Kan)
Tseung Huk ... A Team (as Cheung Huk)
Lau Sum Yee ... A Team
Roderick Lam ... G4 (as Lam Chung-Kei)
Chung Ka Lung ... G4
Wai-Yip Ho ... G4
Cash Lee ... Iron Head (as Chi-Keung Lee)
Oscar Ka Li ... Hoi's Man (as Lee Ga)
Nic Yan ... Hoi's Man (as Yan Si-Yue)
Chi-Wang Wong ... Hoi's Man (as Wong Chi-Wang)
So-Fun Wong ... Mrs. Cheung
Suk-Lee Cheng ... Cheung's Daughter
Ka-Shing Yeung ... Cheung's Son
Kai Kit Lee ... B Team
Wong Yin Keung ... B Team
Chi-Wai Lai ... B Team (as Lai Chi Wai)
Alex Lee ... B Team (as Lee Yip-Kin)
Kon Chung Tam ... B Team
Stephen Choi ... B Team

Pete Spurrier ... Auctioneer (as Peter Spurrier)
Andrew Reilly ... Barry Lykin
Tammy Ho ... University Student (as Ting-Yan Ho)
Cheuk-na Yeung ... University Student
Andy Kwok ... University Student (as Kwok Ka-Shing)
Zac Koo ... University Student (as Koo Hau-Zheng)
Suk-Man Lam ... Ken Li's Girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mei-Shing Chow ... Lykin's Bodyguard
Sum-Yee Lau
Siu-Ming Lui
So Wai Nam ... Lykin's Bodyguard

Courtney Wu ... Auction guest

Directed by
Benny Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adrian Kwan  writer
Alan Yuen  (as Yuen Kam Lun)

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Cary Cheng .... associate producer
Shoufang Dou .... executive producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer
Stephen Lam .... associate producer
Original Music by
Tommy Wai 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Production Design by
Sung Pong Choo 
Ching-Ching Wong 
Production Management
Lok-Yan Wong .... production manager
Wendy Wong .... production manager
Art Department
Wai-Ming Wong .... props manager
Sound Department
Kei-Wing Nip .... supervising sound designer
Tomy Yu .... supervising sound designer
Visual Effects by
William Kan .... vfx director (as Yiu Chung William Kan)
Sing Kwong Lai .... assistant stunt coordinator
Wei Tung .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hoi Yan Chan .... gaffer
Sai-Tak Cheung .... electrician
Chin-cheng Fung .... assistant lighting technician
Yun Tai Ho .... first assistant camera
Chak-Fong Lee .... grip
Wai Hung Leung .... electrician
Wing Kei Mak .... grip
Hung-Kin Ng .... electrician
Man Yin Ngai .... second assistant camera
Chi Fan Siu .... grip
Chi-Ho Wong .... grip
Animation Department
Elvis Tang .... animator
Editorial Department
Yiu-Jo Yeung .... color timer
Other crew
Jason Yik Chi Chan .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shuang xiong" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated R for violent content
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Those excitable Hong Kongians are at it again..., 24 September 2005
Author: JoeytheBrit from

Heroic Duo is a Hong Kong action flick with an intriguing storyline about a battle of wits between two master hypnotists that sadly goes awry as the plot becomes increasingly convoluted before falling apart completely. It's a shame, because most other aspects of the movie are good: the cinematography is crisp and clear, the acting is acceptable overall (Francis Ng as the bad guy takes gold for his charismatic performance in this one), and Benny Chan's direction is bold and energetic.

When a police officer sets fire to the contents of his station's safe after stealing some documents, police officer Ken discovers that he was hypnotised into committing the act. When the officer then commits suicide, Ken enlists the aid of Jack Lai (Leon Lai), a hypnotist and former officer now languishing in prison for murder. Lai tells Ken the only person who could have perpetrated the crime is "The Mindhunter," Lai's former tutor. Only Lai can identify the Mindhunter so Ken has him released into his custody to help solve the case. Things are more complicated than they seem, however, and Ken soon finds himself on the run from his own officers…

There's enough plot in this movie for half-a-dozen movies, and it grows increasingly silly as it goes along. Twists and turns are thrown into the stew with every second scene and the stakes are repeatedly upped until the villainous Ng's wicked deeds begin to resemble the kind of actions committed by a Bond villain. It's a common flaw of Asian movies, where credibility is sacrificed for the sake of cool images and situations that have to be shoehorned into the plot until things become so far-fetched that you begin to wonder whether you're watching some kind of spoof. I swear every main character gets shot about three times apiece in the last ten minutes yet they're all still leaping about as if the bullets have simply bounced off them. This uncontrolled enthusiasm for thrills and spills certainly makes for entertaining viewing, but a Western audience's enjoyment will be tempered by the silliness of it all.

And couldn't someone have come up with a less naff title than Heroic Duo?

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