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The Postman Strikes Back (1982)

Xun cheng ma (original title)
The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas. They are known as "The Pigtails" for the ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu
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Credited cast:
Ka-Yan Leung ... Ma
Cherie Chung ... Guihua
Yun-Fat Chow ... Fu Jun (as Chow Yun Fat)
Eddy Ko ... Hu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheng Chiang Cheng Chiang
Mei Sheng Fan ... Bu
Yo-Sim Ha Yo-Sim Ha
Ying Sau Hui
Chen-Shu Ju Chen-Shu Ju
Il-su Kwon Il-su Kwon
Fa-Yuan Li
Wei Yang
Yat Chor Yuen ... Yao Jie
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The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas. They are known as "The Pigtails" for the pigtails they wear. Because of the stratgic importance of the northern mountains Jiao sends his envoy. Written by Victor R. Volkman <sysop@hal9k.com>

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fight | courier | 1910s | ninja | ninjutsu | See All (8) »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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The UK cinema version was cut to remove footage of nunchakus. DVD versions are uncut. See more »

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Pretty solid
7 May 2020 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

The Postman Fights Back is an early film for director Ronny Yu, who would later direct the wuxia masterpiece The Bride With White Hair. This is mostly a starring vehicle for Ka Yan Leung best known as "Beardy") and if you seen a few old school kung fu flicks, you definitely will recognize him. This puts a postman, a thief, an explosive expert and a con man together to deliver a package that has people trying to kill them on the way. Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung give early appearances here and is cool to see Chow Yun Fat mixing it up with some old school chop sockey action. The Postman Fights Back is crazy, unpolished action that is a bridge between the old school Kung Fu flicks and the new wave of HK action cinema that was about to revolutionize the action movie market with the films of John Woo, Jackie Chan and others. Eddie Ko plays a similar ninja character that he played in Duel To The Death and has similar insane ninja action. The Postman Fights Back is not without it's flaws, but is definitely a worthy Hong Kong action flick that is good enough to please fans of the genre and is interesting enough to give it a shot.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 June 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrol Horse See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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