6.4/10
431
10 user 14 critic

Hero (1997)

Ma Yong Zhen (original title)
Corey Yuen's remake of Chang Cheh's Boxer From Shantung sees Taiwanese Japanese heart-throb Takeshi Kaneshiro as Ma Wing-jing, a worker from Shantung who rises to the top of the Shanghai triad ladder.

Director:

Corey Yuen

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as Ann Gee)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tale of a man re-evaluating his life and being given a second chance. Liu (Ching Wan Lau) plays a cop whose personality leaves much to be desired. His neglect pushes his wife (Carmen Lee)... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Carman Lee, Tsung-Hua To
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father, a manager at a dyeing workshop who is trained in Kung-Fu but has retired ... See full summary »

Directors: Johnnie To, Patrick Leung, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Maggie Cheung, Lung Ti
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Kung Fu master finds out that an opium den is destroying the lives of the town he lives in, and vows to put an end to the den, but first he must try to defeat the strongest enemy he has ever faced: his addiction to the drug itself.

Director: Chia Tang
Stars: Lung Ti, Te-Lo Mai, Leanne Lau
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Some of the best kung-fu actors star in this rare, colorful, action-packed story of one of the legendary Ching Dynasty Kwangtung Tigers. "Beggar Su" must train incessantly to defeat the ... See full summary »

Director: Sze Yu Lau
Stars: Kuo Hua Chang, Yiu-Sing Cheung, Ying-Ying Hui
Xue di zi (1975)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An assassin, trained in the use of a throwing weapon that can behead its victims from a distance, questions the morality of his missions and becomes a fugitive hunted by his former comrades.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Hung Wei
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens it's existence.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Liang Liu, Chia Yung Liu, Kara Wai
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Wu Tang chief sends out his men, each of whom is given a symbol so they can recognize each other. The largest is given to Lee, whom the others are to obey.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Jet Li, Jianqiang Hu, Qiuyan Huang
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Nurse Liang Shanbo (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng) and Actress Zhu Yingtai (Maggie Cheung) are mismatched cousins who just inherited a rental home from their late relative. When they moved in, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Maggie Cheung, Wilson Lam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hit by a media storm over his own mounting debts, a police officer leads an investigation against the loan sharks behind a sinister credit scheme.

Director: Herman Yau
Stars: Danny Lee, Brian Ireland, Shiu Hung Hui
Action | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sammo Hung plays a cop on the trail of drug dealers. Customs officer Yuen Biao is investigating the same gang. Sammo's new partner is eager-beaver Takeshi Kaneshiro. Despite each having ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael (played ... See full summary »

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, Regina Kent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Ma Wing Jing (as Wucheng Jin)
Biao Yuen ... Tam See
Jessica Hester Hsuan ... Kim Ling-Tze (as Xuan Xuan)
Wah Yuen ... Ma Tai Cheung
Tak Yuen ... Yeung Seung
Valerie Chow ... Yam Yeung-Tien (as Jialing Zhou)
Corey Yuen ... Uncle Po
Edit

Storyline

Ma Wing Jing and his older brother Ma Tai Chueng arrive in Shanghai to make their fortune at the end of the Qin Dynasty. Be-friending a powerful mobster (Tam Sei) Wing Jing is given his nightclub in return for saving Tam Sei's life. Unfortunately, another Gangster wants the territory a well. Corruption and violence rule the streets as Wing Jing and Tam Sei must battle not only the rival gangs but the corrupt police officials as well. Written by R. L. Strong <RS080455@PACBELL.NET>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dangerous Times Make Heroes of Desperate Men

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 June 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The End Credits state "No Animals were hurt or dead during the making of this film" See more »

Connections

Remake of Boxer from Shantung (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Great gangster martial arts movie.
24 May 2005 | by maxxk24See all my reviews

Well it was kind of surprising watching heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro performing martial arts,which he did a decent job of.But it was still a great movie on the aspect of the rags to riches story gangster martial arts style.The movie could of been better if there were more intricate martial arts sequences,along with Yuen Biao showing sexy Takeshi Kaneshiro some new moves.Also,as charming as Takeshi Kaneshiro always is.He just wore too much clothing in this movie.This movie also comes with some little nice twists to the plot,along with a great emotional action packed climax.It was'nt a 10,but the drama,martial arts action,especially towards the end,& humor won it an 8.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed