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My Father is a Hero (1995)

Kap ba ba dik sung (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
Miu Tse Miu 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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

2 March 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jet Li's The Enforcer See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Romgguang Yu (Po Kwong) portrayed the titular character in the film "Iron Monkey" who helps tutor the young Wong Fei Hung; a character that co-star Jet Li would go on to make popular in the film series "Once upon a time in China." See more »

Goofs

When Wei Kung surprises Po and his men on the boat, Kung attacks using the night sticks that Po's thugs were armed with. At some point during the fight, Kung jumps in the air to perform a split kick. The wire working attached to Jet Li is visible as he lands. 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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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by distributor MIB to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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To summarize, quite good and worthwhile
21 March 2016 | by mkcrblSee all my reviews

I won't get into details and will just say that it's a worthwhile martial arts film; plenty of strong fighting that only people in truly top fitness, plus skill training, should ever consider being involved in or with. And, there's the warm family touch.

Johnny is quite a young lad in this film, his fighting and courage choreography being I guess top-notch. I don't know filmmaking from experience, so based on this, I think this youth is amazing. At one point, he's attacked by bully kids at his school and he pins the main bully to a wall, with his leg nicely lifted up so that his foot is pressing against the bottom of the chin of the main bully. I don't have such flexibility. If I tried anything of the like, then I'd surely be leaning the back backwards a lot more than Johnny did, for he was almost perfectly upright, except for the leg used to pin the main bully against the wall. I don't have that kind of flexibility and imagine that this Johnny lad does; choreographed, or not.

With that said, I think that anyone who likes martial arts films that have good morals against criminal ones, plus a touch of love, well, it's a worthwhile film.

It's interesting, is thriller for sure, well choreographed, and action, plus the touch of love.

Why this film has only 6.6/10 for average IMDb user rating is a little "beyond me". I'll give it 8/10 and am not sure that it shouldn't be more but 8/10 seems at least reasonable for a start, given that I'm not a film expert. One thing for sure is that I'd recommend this film to anyone I know to like martial arts with moral values and "a touch of love" or, if you prefer, romance.

As I said at the start, I won't get into details, meaning technical kind. This review is just a general kind or a "rough" overview, say. Were any mistakes made in any parts of the film? I don't know and also don't care about it, for this is just entertainment, or as is said in French, "divertissement".


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