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 »


Corey Yuen


Cheuk-Hon Szeto (screenplay), Barry Wong
2 nominations. See more awards »





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 Chung ... Four Eyes Bill (as Paul Cheung)
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)


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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Did You Know?


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 »


In the Mandarin cut of the film, the character of Cindy Si survives. However, there are still a few shots in this cut during the fight between Hsia and Wong in which you can see Cindy's dead body pinned to the wall in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Kam and Ronson Hong Kong DVD and blu-ray releases actually feature a Mandarin track that syncs up with the Hong Kong/Cantonese cut of the film, as opposed to the international cut that the Universe Laser release uses. See more »


Referenced in Female Reporter (1989) See more »

User Reviews

Yuen Biao and Rothrock shine
5 March 2002 | by david.thomas41See all my reviews

This Corey Yuen Kuei-directed actioner stars Yuen Biao as a gifted young prosecution lawyer. Disillusioned with a system that allows crime lords to buy their way out of trouble, Yuen becomes a vigilante and starts to hunt down the bad guys. On his trail is tough Gweilo cop Cynthia Rothrock, determined that nobody should take the law into their own hands.

The plot for this movie is fairly formulaic, but it remains one of the best HK action films of the 80s. The reasons for this are some strong performances from the leads (Yuen has often been unfairly dismissed as a poor relation of Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, while Rothrock must have been sick of playing the same part over and over) and some electric action sequences. The most memorable scenes are; an attempt on Yuen's life by black American karate expert Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham; a bout between Cynthia Rothrock and her fellow US Forms champion Karen Shepherd; the inevitable showdown between Yuen and Rothrock; and the final confrontation between Yuen, Rothrock and the mysterious villain.

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27 November 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Above the Law See more »

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