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A Man Called Hero (1999)

Jung wa ying hong (original title)
Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts ... See full summary »

Director:

Wai-Keung Lau (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Wing-Shing Ma (original story) (as Wing Shing Ma), Manfred Wong (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Hero Hua
Qi Shu ... Mu (as Qui Shu)
Kristy Yeung ... Jade
Nicholas Tse ... Sword Hua (as Nic Tse)
Biao Yuen ... Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Chan ... (voice)
Mark Cheng
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Hero's Mother
Dion Lam Dion Lam ... Shadow (as Dik-on Lam)
Jerry Lamb ... (as Hiu-fung Lam)
Sam Lee
Ken Lo Ken Lo ... Monk Luohan
Francis Ng ... Invincible (as Chun-yu Ng)
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng Frankie Chi-Hung Ng
Jude Poyer ... Bull
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Storyline

Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese and Japanese, plus U.S. racism, mark the tale. Hero marries Jade, leaves her in China when he goes to America as an indentured servant, rebels against cruel labor conditions, and is joined by her in New York City where she has twins. Jump ahead 16 years: their son Sword comes to New York looking for his father. There, Sword hears many stories of his father, which we see in flashbacks, and the stage is set for the battle with Invincible. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

17 July 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Hero See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Harvest Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the comic of the same name (english translations called "Blood Sword") by Ma Wing Shing. See more »

Connections

References Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) See more »

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If you liked storm riders this is well worth watching
30 April 2003 | by lukeSee all my reviews

Do not expect a lot of martial arts as you will be disapointed however what it lacks in fight scenes it makes up for with a lot of character depth and a good story line which makes the fight scenes even more enjoyable as you actually care about the characters. Special effects, like storm riders looks great and is used very effectively. Not really sure why this film got such an average rating personally I thought it was just as good if not better than storm riders as the characters had a lot of depth, I think that people were disapointed with the lack of action in the film. The brother of the main character is very cool and I think he should have his own film and for some reason he wears a mask through out the film. The dvd I have has 2 versions, dubbed, fullscreen and subtitled, widescreen I found that for some reason the dubbed version was actually around 8 mins longer but to take it seriously it is better to watch with subtitles on the other version.


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