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Just Heroes (1989)

Yee dam kwan ying (original title)
A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

Directors:

John Woo, Wu Ma

Writers:

Chi-Keung Hau (as Tommy Hau), Chi-Keung Hau | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Chiang ... Cheung Pak Wai
Danny Lee ... Sou
Kuan Tai Chen ... Leung Jang Lung
Tien Niu ... Annie
Cally Kwong Cally Kwong
Wu Ma ... Ma
James Wong ... Solicitor Wong
Stephen Chow ... 'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao
Fui-On Shing ... Wah
Joe Nieh Joe Nieh
Lung Ti ... Loon (Guest star)
Lei Zhao ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Kuen Chan
Hsue Chao Hsue Chao
Kang-Yeh Cheng
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Storyline

A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 September 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Magnum Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film began production as a benefit for the Hong Kong Director's Union. See more »

Alternate Versions

German Video Release by Pacific Video is heavily cut although rated "not under 18". TV-Version is uncut. See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

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Bloodshed HAPPY!!!
11 January 2017 | by ThyDavidethSee all my reviews

Just Heroes should be called "Just Gangstazzz, Yo!" because, quite frankly, I don't get where the heroism is. It's stupid. Well, besides all that, this is one of John Woo's lesser known films. This was made to support Chang Cheh's broke *** but then Chang Cheh decided to use the money for another movie which I think was called Hidden Hero. I don't know. I'm not a film expert.

This movie is great with great guns fights and blood splashy mayhem. The story is a little bit disjointed but does have some nice twists and all that garbage. And, of course, if you are familiar with Shaw Brothers movies then you will see a lot of familiar faces. Ti Lung, David Chiang, Danny Lee (YES! HE! Remember Battle Wizard? Super Inframan? Mighty Peking Man? YOU BET YOUR ***, SUCKA!) and others. Though I liked this film a lot, it is in no way on the level of John Woo's other movies like A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2, The Killer, Bullet In The Head and Hard Boiled but at least it was better than Once A Thief. That movie sucked hard.

In conclusion: It's fun and bloody. And to point out Wu Ma directed around 40% of the movie so technically it's not John Woo's movie in it's entire state. So up yours.


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