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Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)

Ying xiong wu lei (original title)
The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves ... See full summary »

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

John Woo, Peter Ho-Sun Chan (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddy Ko ... Chan Chung
Ching-Ying Lam ... Vietnamese officer
Philippe Loffredo Philippe Loffredo ... Louis
Cécile Le Bailly Cécile Le Bailly ... French girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Cheung Bruce Cheung
Yuet Sang Chin ... Chin
Kam Kong Chow
Yo-Sim Ha Yo-Sim Ha
Geun-Bo Im Geun-Bo Im
Doo Hee Jang Doo Hee Jang
Ho Kon Kim Ho Kon Kim
Chau Sang Lau ... Chau Sang
Hye-suk Lee
Ke Lee Ke Lee
Ying-Chun Ma Ying-Chun Ma
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Storyline

The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves pursued by his forces, and the forces of a bitter Thai officer. The Chinese mercenaries are vastly outnumbered, and as their numbers begin to dwindle, their desperation pulls them into a corner as their enemies close in on them. Written by Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson <ultimatenexus@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai | Vietnamese

Release Date:

5 September 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sunset Warrior See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paragon Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Gained moderate success under a different title, "Sunset Warrior". See more »

Alternate Versions

Although rated "not under 18" German Rental-Video (New Vision) features many cuts to reduce violence See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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The first war action movie in John Woo style
23 January 2019 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

After the groundbreaking A Better Tomorrow that put John Woo name into action movie Hall of Fame for single handedly create a new action sub genre: "Heroic Blooshed" and "Gun-fu" action style in which both has become a staple factor in modern action films and before he return with a bigger and louder sequel A Better Tomorrow 2 John Woo directed an action movie called Heroes Shed No Tears that super hard to watch for me not because of the amount of blood and gore but how disgustingly racist this movie is when it represent the Vietnamese in the 80s. Granted, talk about realism in a movie is kinda wack and most of B-grade war action movie are like this back in the day but when it comes to my country representation and one of my favorite director of course I will put my country first. That being said Heroes Shed No Tears still a fun and over the top action movie that every Woo fan and action fan need to check out


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