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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:

Candy Cheung ... A-Team Ah Sa
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
Yiu Chung William Kan .... vfx director
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
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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Above average thriller with an inventive twist, 31 March 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

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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