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Shi yue wei cheng (2009)

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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

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Prof. Chen Xiao-Bai
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Li Chung-Guang (as Bo-Chieh Wang)
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Yuet-yu
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Wang Fu-Ming (Stinky Tofu)
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Prince Lau Luk-Yak
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Detective Smith
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Yan Xiao-Guo's henchman #1
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General Fang Tian
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Prof. Yang Quyun
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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

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To save a nations future, they must protect one man from its past.

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Action | Drama | History

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18 December 2009 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Bodyguards and Assassins  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Remake of Chi dan hao han (1974) See more »

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Martial Arts, History and Depth
8 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is NOT Hollywood type Kick-Ass. This is NOT an Arty House of Daggeers.

This is a historical drama with some neat kung-fu thrown in. Beautiful to look at. From the elegance of the costumes to the dirty streets in the ghetto.

Bodyguards and Assassins has charm, tragedy, drama, loyalty, respect, ignorance and more going for it. Slightly long but thoroughly enjoyable.

I was unaware of this part of Chinas history (boy do the English come off bad yet again) and I'm glad I watched it.


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