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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)
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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
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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>

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Taglines:

Dangerous Times Make Heroes of Desperate Men

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 June 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hero See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The End Credits state "No Animals were hurt or dead during the making of this film" See more »

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Remake of The Boxer from Shandong (1927) See more »

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much better than five stars
15 August 1999 | by more-3See all my reviews

This movie (German title:"Shanghai Hero") is one of the best HK- movies I´ve seen for a long time. It has cool fighting action a clear plot and dramatic and funny moments. It has everything a good HK-movie needs. I mean there is nothing bad or ridiculous about this movie. I will give that movie 8 1/2 stars.


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