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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
Chi-Keung Lee ... Iron Head
Lee Ga ... Hoi's Man
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
Yeung Ka-Shing ... Cheung's Son
Lee Kai Kit ... B Team
Wong Yin Keung ... B Team
Lai Chi Wai ... B Team
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
Ting-Yan Ho ... University Student
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
Chi-Wai Lai
Sum-Yee Lau
Siu-Ming Lui
So Wai Nam ... Lykin's Bodyguard

Courtney Wu ... Auction guest
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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
Sing Kwong Lai .... assistant stunt coordinator
Wei Tung .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hoi Yan Chan .... gaffer
Chin-cheng Fung .... assistant lighting technician
Animation Department
Elvis Tang .... animator
Other crew
Jason Yik Chi Chan .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Heroic Duo" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated R for violent content
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Visually Strong, 11 October 2003
Author: NIXFLIX-DOT-COM from

HEROIC DUO is visually stunning. The film has the feel of a South Korean drama, which in this day and age is a very good thing. There's a slick quality to the movie, and the script is oftentimes clever and assured. The only bump in the road comes toward the ending, with a Third Act that gets thrown out the window in favor of contrived melodrama. Had the film remained clever and intelligent, it might have been another in a short list of Hong Kong revivals that have gone for brains rather than brain. DUO is in the vein of RUNNING OUT OF TIME, with an emphasis on being clever, but it doesn't have that movie's follow through. Even so, the leads are quite engaging, even Ekin Cheng, who I do not find to be very engaging. Leon Lai once again turns in an excellent performance.

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