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The Heroic Trio (1993)

Dung fong sam hap (original title)
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The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Sandy Shaw, Jack Maeby (english adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maggie Cheung ... Chat / Thief Catcher / Mercy
Michelle Yeoh ... Ching / Invisible Woman / Number 3 (as Michelle Khan)
Anita Mui ... Tung / Wonder Woman / Shadow Fox
Damian Lau ... Inspector Lau
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Paul Chun ... Chief of Police (as Pei Chun)
James Pax ... Inventor (as James Pak)
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Evil Master (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guerin Barry ... (voice)
Cheuk Yan Chan
Mimi Chu
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... (voice)
Jessica Gee-George ... Ching / Invisible Woman (voice) (as Jessica Gee)
Philip Keung ... (as Patrick Keung)
Tom Konkle ... (voice)
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Storyline

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping newborn male babies for her evil master, Tung is trying to solve the crime (rather more effectively than her policeman husband, who is unaware of her secret identity), and Chat, who was formerly employed by Ching's evil master, is trying to sell her services and inside knowledge to the police. But all three have something in common buried deep in their past... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dong fang san xia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Numerous instances of wires being seen...notably when Shadow Fox first appears...on Shadow Fox's throwing projectiles...bullets...babies...the motorcycle in the train station and the manhole cover. See more »

Quotes

Insp. Lau: You can run along now Chat, we don't need your services here.
Chat: Services? Commander, you make me sound like a hooker. But don't worry, I'm not offended. And this one's a freebie.
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Alternate Versions

The UK VHS tape was cut by 4 seconds to remove close-up shots of children wetting themselves during an explosion scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Female Heart
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Anita Mui
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It's not the substance, it's the STYLE!!
9 January 2000 | by FATLOSERSee all my reviews

This film is superhero comics fare, nothing more. In said genre, character depth and acting weighs lightly.(As long as the principals are beautiful) With that in mind I have to say that HEROIC TRIO ROCKS! The first thing that stands out in the movie is the overall look of it. The production value is excellent and the atmospheric cinematography is done as deftly as any Tony Scott film. The action choreography with heavy usage of Hong Kong style wire effects is the finest I've ever seen and the fights(especially the one in hell against a demon who kidnaps children and turns them into cannibals-remember it's a live action comic book!)are frenetic kung fu masterpieces. I realize that this type of film may not appeal to all(I enjoy subtlety as much as the next guy)but I would ask you to give this one a chance because it really is much more interesting than the average Hollywood action pic.


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