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My Father is a Hero (1995)

Gei ba ba de xin (original title)
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An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.

Director:

Corey Yuen

Writers:

Sandy Shaw (screenplay), Jing Wong (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Kung Wei
Anita Mui ... Inspector Fong
Mo Tse Mo Tse ... Ku Kung / Johnny Kung (as Xia Miao)
Rongguang Yu ... Po Kwong
Collin Chou ... Thug (as Sing Ngai)
Ken Lo ... Thug (as Low Houi-Kang)
Hen-Chow Lo Hen-Chow Lo
Damian Lau ... Yat-Wah's Boss
Bonnie Fu ... (as Fu Yuk-Ching)
Henry Fong ... Auction Bidder
Mary Ellen Dunbar Mary Ellen Dunbar ... (voice)
Victoria Hoffman ... (voice)
Martin Spanjers ... (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... (voice)
Brad Sergi ... (voice)
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Storyline

Kung Wei (Jet Li), a undercover Chinese cop sent to track down a notorious criminal Po Kwong (Yu Rongguang) in Hong Kong. There, he ultimately teams with his son Johnny Kung (Xie Miao) and a another cop Anna Fong (Anita Mui), the both together are an incredible Kung Fu master-in-the-making. Together, they lay down the law in the final fight on Po. Written by Dimension Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

2 March 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jet Li's The Enforcer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Win's Entertainment Ltd. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Corey Yuen: waiter at cafe. See more »

Goofs

Johnny Kung is talking to his father on the phone, and Kung Wei tells him to call him on his pager if he needs anything. As Kung Wei reads his pager number on the phone, and the subtitles show the numbers - 1177131910, Johnny writes them on the brick wall. But he misses the last "1" between the 9 and 0. He memorizes the number and then wipes it off the wall - but he would have the wrong number memorized. See more »

Quotes

[In front of 3 agressive bad boys]
Kung Wei: You'd better go, Johnny.
Johnny Kung: I wanna stay with you, pa'.
Kung Wei: You're sure?
Johnny Kung: You bet!
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German version was cut by distributor MIB to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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Decent, But Not Top Jet Li
6 February 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.

I watched this as a double feature with "The Defender", which seems appropriate given the similar time, cast, crew and so on. Of the two, this is the more complex, but unfortunately it is also the less enjoyable. The fun and humor of the earlier film is just not present.

One thing that is interesting is how much of this story is from the perspective of the son. It never devolves into silliness or kid-friendly territory, though. That should count for something.


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