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Born to Defense (1986)

Zhong hua ying xiong (original title)
Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.

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Jet Li

Writers:

Jia Er-Ge, Jack Maeby (english adaptation) (as J. Maeby) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Jet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Anthony Keith Anthony ... (voice)
Kaiming Chen Kaiming Chen
Wing Cho
Cam Clarke ... (voice)
John DeMita ... Jet (voice)
Peter Doyle Peter Doyle ... (voice)
Dongyu Fan Dongyu Fan
Zhanghe Gao Zhanghe Gao
Jessica Gee-George ... (voice) (as Jessica Gee)
Yin Geng Yin Geng
Grant George ... (voice)
Kerry Gutierrez Kerry Gutierrez ... (voice)
Dean Harrington Dean Harrington ... US Marine
Mark King Mark King ... GI Blue
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Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second World War must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people. Written by Tom MacNeill

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Once Upon A Time In China A New Hero Emerged...

Genres:

Action | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

16 February 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Born to Defense See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jet Li broke his nose after being hit in one of the boxing scenes. On every movie after this one you can see a small scar on his nose. See more »

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Good Western Martial arts movie from Jet Li with good stunts
13 August 2000 | by richardokagbueSee all my reviews

This film has good martial arts fights for western kickboxing. It is also Jet Li's fourth movie. Since this was his fourth movie and his directing debut, the film is unpolished and the acting (except for Jet Li's) is quite bad. Jet Li choreographed and directed the fights and stunts which were actually very good, although he gets beaten up badly in two fight sequences. However, the film was a good start for a director.

In the film, Jet really shows off a lot of his acrobatic skills but not much Kung Fu as he mainly gets involved in kickboxing. The war sequence at the start of the film was also well directed. I give this film an 8 out of ten for its acrobatics and martial arts. I will recommend it for Jet Li fans and for action fans, but do not expect a really good movie in this one.


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