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Tragic Hero (1987)

Ying hung ho hon (original title)
After being released from prison, Tang Kat Yung exacts revenge on Li Ah Chai, in this sequel to Rich and Famous.

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Taylor Wong

Writer:

Stephen Shiu (as Stephen Siu)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
Andy Lau ... Lam Ting Kwok
Alex Man ... Tang Kat Yung
Siu-Fung Wong ... Wai Chui
Carina Lau ... Lau Po Yee
Danny Lee ... Supt. Chang
Fui-On Shing ... Luk / 'Number 6'
Chun-Hsiung Ko ... Chu Lo Tai
Chung Lam ... Big Eye (as Chung Lin)
Hong-Ning Ng ... Chuan
Elvis Tsui ... Chai's Man
Chun Yang ... Kit (as Kwan Yeung)
Siu-Lung Leung ... Lui
San Yip San Yip ... Kwok's Wife
Chien Yu ... Mrs. Chu
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Storyline

In the 1970s, Li Ah Chai was a powerful Hong Kong crime boss whose lieutenants were two orphaned brothers, Tang Kat Yung and Lam Ting Kwok. When he names Kwok as his heir, the cruel and sadistic Yung becomes jealous. The upshot: during the 1980s, Kwok retires to Malacca to raise a family, Yung builds his power, and Chai gradually loses his circle, one at a time, to bribery and murder. All Chai wants is to live in peace with his wife and son, but Yung's desire for revenge overcomes reason. Chai tries to retreat to Malacca; Yung follows him there with tragic results. Afterwards, Chai calls his old nemesis in the Hong Kong police department, Supt. Chang, to alert him that he's going to try one final assault on Yung's fortress. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 February 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Rich and Famous 2 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Li Ah Chai: [on the phone with Supt. Chang] I've been on the streets since I was barely seven. I've seen a lot of killing in my time. I'm tired. I don't bear a grudge against anyone. Not even my father, who introduced me to this life. I understand the price I have to pay. I'm resigned to my fate. Mr. Chang, get ready to collect a lot of bodies.
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Featured in Cinema of Vengeance (1994) See more »

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Nothing special, but worth a look if you are a fan
5 March 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

Chow Yun-Fat stars in Tragic Hero, which is a reason to see the movie. However, Tragic Hero is nothing special, when compared to classics like The Killer and Hard Boiled. Chow Yun-Fat acts cool as always, and the action is nicely shot. You could say that Tragic Hero is a mix of The Godfather and The Killer. Tragic Hero is definetly worth a go, if you are a fan of Hongkong action movies. There are lots of worse movies than this. 6,5/10


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