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Mao xian wang (1996)

A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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Siu-Tung Ching
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Chow Si Kit
Rosamund Kwan ... Monica Kwan / Cammy
Charlie Yeung ... Yvonne
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Shing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim-Fai Che Kim-Fai Che
Collin Chou ... The Movie Star / Hung Sing (as Sing Ngai)
Billy Chow ... Chan / Japanese Embassy Guard
Ping Han Ping Han
Yung-Chang Ho Yung-Chang Ho
Sam Kai-Sen Huang Sam Kai-Sen Huang
Foo-Keung Kong ... (as Fu-Keung Kong)
Johnnie Kong Johnnie Kong ... (as Johnny Kong)
Kin-Yung Kwok Kin-Yung Kwok
Wai-Ming Lam Wai-Ming Lam
Chi Ming Lau Chi Ming Lau ... (as Chi Ming Liu)
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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 March 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventure King See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Fascinating Film
1 March 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

This movie is a fascinating film. First of all, the plot is very original. I liked the story-within-a-story approach to the plot. It deals with an adventurer going up against the Japanese for a mythical scripture. The events of the story parallel the life of the author of the story. What I liked about this film were the fight scenes. Most of them were short, unfortunately. However, they were fairly original. The viewer gets a chance to see Jet Li use tai chi, a chain, flaming swords, and his lethal feet. My only complaints were the fights scenes weren't that long. Otherwise, it's an entertaining film.


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