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Above the Law (1986)

Zhi fa xian feng (original title)
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Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »

Director:

Corey Yuen

Writers:

Cheuk-Hon Szeto (screenplay), Barry Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ... Hsia Ling-Cheng / Jason Chan
Cynthia Rothrock ... Cindy Si / Sandy Jones
Melvin Wong ... Superinendent Wong Jing-Wai
Roy Chiao ... Magistrate / The Judge
Corey Yuen ... Bad Egg / Joe Do
Wu Ma ... Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father
Siu-Wong Fan ... Yu Chi-Wen / Sammy
Paul Chang ... Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
James Tien James Tien ... Chow Ting-Kwong / Johnny Kwong
Siu-Ming Lau ... Yu's Grandfather
Gei Ying Chan Gei Ying Chan ... Hsia's Girlfriend (as Sandy Chan)
Peter Cunningham ... Black Assassin
Karen Sheperd ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan Kwok Keung Chan
Siu Ping Cheng ... Mrs. Leung (as Cheng Siu Ping)
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Storyline

Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals into a situation only a few will survive. Written by <justrob2001@aol.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

27 November 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cynthia Rothrock was originally supposed to act in Jackie Chan's Armour of God, but due to Chan's injuries halting production of the movie, Rothrock was re-assigned to play as the lead actress in this film. See more »

Goofs

After leaving Cindy handcuffed to a balcony rail Hsia jumps off to the "grass" below. The ground bends under his weight. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Female Reporter (1989) See more »

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Excellent showcase of Yuen Biao's talents
2 March 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

Despite having a thin plot, silly dubbing, disturbing brutality, and unnecessary humour, this film stands as an excellent showcase of Yuen Biao's talents. The plot deals with a lawyer becoming a vigilante while running afoul of Cynthia Rothrock. The action scenes are incredible. Yuen Biao and Cynthia Rothrock are placed in some set pieces that are among HK's finest. My favourite was Yuen Biao facing off against Melvin Wong. It's the kind of fight that makes one wonder why he wasn't as popular as Jackie Chan.


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