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Moon Warriors (1992)

Zin san chuen suet (original title)
A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is ... See full summary »

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Writer:

Alex Law
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Fei
Kenny Bee ... 13th Prince
Anita Mui ... Yuet
Maggie Cheung ... Hsien
Kelvin Wong ... 14th Prince
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi Chang ... Lan Ning-Kwan
Kar Lok Chin ... 13th Prince's Bodyguard
Lui Heung Lui Heung
Ta Lei
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Storyline

A simple fisherman helps a fugitive King in a fight, and offers him refuge in a hideout near his fishing village. When the King's group is attacked by his usurper brother, the fisherman is sent to find the King's betrothed, the daughter of the Emperor, and bring her back. On the journey love blossoms between the fisherman and the Emperor's daughter. Meanwhile the King's beautiful advisor seems to be in love with him, despite the fact that she is a traitor sent to kill him by the evil brother. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Neptune was played by Hoi Wai, a female killer whale who lived at Ocean Park Hongkong. Hoi Wai passed away in 1997. See more »

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Featured in In Between (1994) See more »

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Well-executed average story
9 May 2005 | by sarastro7See all my reviews

Moon Warriors is a beautifully filmed period kung fu drama starring handsome Andy Lau as the rural and naive yet impeccably good and incorruptible (not to mention invincible) hero, who befriends the rightful crown prince who's trying to regain the throne from his evil younger brother. Of course, both brothers and everyone they associate with are over-the-top kung fu masters... :-)

The story is not very nuanced, nor very original, nor particularly good - but it is saved by the excellent actors, the excellent action scenes, the cool kung fu, and, yes, the whale! Andy Lau's character, Fei, is friends with a small orca that he plays with in the water and who saves his bacon in some crucial scene towards the end. The whale scenes are beautiful and totally feel-good! It's made even better by the extra scenes on the DVD, where the whale's good nature is highlighted in scenes where it, for instance, waves to Andy with one flipper as it swims by. Clearly, all involved had a great deal of fun!

My rating: 7 out of 10.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 December 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Zhan shen chuan shuo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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