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Dirty Ho (1979)

Lan tou He (original title)
A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yue Wong ... 'Dirty' Ho Jen
Chia-Hui Liu ... Wang Tsun Hsin - 11th prince
Lieh Lo ... General Liang
Lung Wei Wang ... Fan Chin-Kong
Hou Hsiao Hou Hsiao ... Hsia Liu (as Hsiao Ho)
Wilson Tong ... Mr. Chu (as Tang Wei Cheng)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lung Chan ... Bitter Face
Ming-Wai Chan ... (as Ming-Wei Chen)
Szu-Chia Chen
Wing-Hon Cheung ... (as Yung-Han Chang)
Han Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Miao Ching
Ming Fung
Bao-Hsing Ho Bao-Hsing Ho
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Storyline

Prince Wang is the 11th prince of Manchuria and an excellent martial artist, but prefers not to draw attention to himself and keeps a low profile, posing as a merchant who deals in wine, antiques and paintings. He has a run-in with Ho Jen, a simple thief who makes a living by stealing and spending loot wherever he can. The Prince takes a liking to the thief and enlists him to be his bodyguard, something Ho takes to very reluctantly at first. But when a conspiracy unfolds and the Prince is targeted for assassination, Ho must undertake a serious training regime to protect his master. Written by Shaw

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Taglines:

To Live You Fight Dirty or You Are Dead

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Quotes

Wang Tsun Hsin - 11th prince: Give up crime, and do honest deeds!
'Dirty' Ho Jen: What for?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature Dirty Ho fighting off competing robbers for loot, and Prince Wang engaging in a sparring match. The two run into each other, and the Prince forces Ho to face his own opponents. The credits end with Ho declaring the Prince as his master. See more »

Connections

Featured in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Tension Trip
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Music by Reg Tilsley
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Hilarity and action
5 February 2004 | by the_gripSee all my reviews

Classic Gordon Liu... not only does he wear a mustache, but his fight scenes are excellent.

If you are a Shaw Bros. or Gordon Liu fan, this one is not to be missed. This one is screened as a comedy with Kung Fu, not the other way around, and it is excellent.


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 August 1979 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Ho See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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