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 ...
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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
Whilst filming a transitioning shot of his character falling from a plane, the wire supporting Biao Yuen snapped and he landed face-first upon the mattress padding with his lower body bent over top of him, prompting crew members to fear he had broken his spine. Biao, who was unharmed, claims it was the most dangerous escapade of his entire film career. See more »
When Siu-Wong Fan's character is assassinated, members of the production crew are seen reflected in his sunglasses. See more »
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 »
Cynthia Rothrock turned down a part opposite Jackie Chan to play a larger role in this Yuen Biao action thriller. Biao plays a lawyer who takes the law into his own hands when the bad guys shoot a good friend of his outside the courthouse (hence the UK title 'Above The Law'). Rothrock plays an almost identical role to that of the earlier genre classic 'Yes, Madam'. Corey Yuen Kwai takes the action a step further than that in 'Yes, Madam', making Biao and Rothrock look better than ever in a number of impressive action sequences.
Biao's acrobatic talents are showcased magnificently as he flips, kicks, abseils and uses all available weapons (vases, axes and dead bodies!) in an attempt to punish the crimes of others.
This is the definitive Hong Kong action flick of the 80's, easily on a par with 'Police Story' and should take pride of place in any fan's collection.
Also, if possible, get the 'Universe' DVD as this contains both versions of the film and the original language.
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