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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 »

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Credited cast:
... Hsia Ling-Cheng / Jason Chan
... Cindy Si / Sandy Jones
... Superinendent Wong Jing-Wai
... Magistrate / The Judge
... Bad Egg / Joe Do
... Uncle Tsai / Joe's Father
... Yu Chi-Wen / Sammy
Paul Chang ... Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
James Tien ... Chow Ting-Kwong / Johnny Kwong
... Yu's Grandfather
Gei Ying Chan ... Hsia's Girlfriend (as Sandy Chan)
... Black Assassin
... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Keung Chan
Siu Ping Cheng ... Mrs. Leung (as Cheng Siu Ping)
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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 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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Karen Shepard didn't want her character to die in her fight against Cynthia Rothrock as was planned, claiming it would be harmful to her career. To appease her, Corey Yuen pretended to film her running away after the fight, but later filmed her character's death via a stunt double. See more »

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When Siu-Wong Fan's character is assassinated, members of the production crew are seen reflected in his sunglasses. See more »

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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

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Solid Action Flick
18 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

After 20 some odd years of watching HK action films, I have come to idolize the work of Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung. Since all three emerged from the Peking Opera, they have turned out some GREAT films. Keep in mind that HK action films are all about the ACTION, with little or no regard to plot, dubbing, etc...always have been, always will be (in my humble opinion). Yuen Biao turns in a solid performance as always, but if you want a Yuen Biao "showcase", it's got to be "Dragons Forever" (1987, similar story, except Jackie is the lawyer). The real show here is Karen Shepard and Cyndy Rothrock in a GREAT action sequence...every bit as good as Michelle Yeoh (Khan) vs. Zhang Ziyi in the opening fight sequence of Crouching Tiger, HD. Karen and Cyndy have made some mediocre films (Terminator Woman, Tiger Claws, China O'Brien, etc.) but NONE of those were even close to the performance turned in by both women in Righting Wrongs...a direct result of HK choreography. You will need to turn off your "believability" switch for some of it, but all in all, a fun time.


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