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Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003)

A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »

Director:

Robin Shou

Writers:

Craig Reid (screenplay), Robin Shou (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Robin Shou ... Evan / Narrator / Himself
Beatrice Chia Beatrice Chia ... Silver
Keith Cooke ... Kermuran (as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi)
Hakim Alston Hakim Alston ... Eyemarder
Craig Reid Craig Reid ... Jia Fei (as Craig D. Reid)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buffulo Buffulo ... Computer virus thug / Zu's zombie fighter
Mindy Dhanjal Mindy Dhanjal ... Zu Yao Her
Duck Duck ... Forest Devil / Himself
Kok Siu Hang Kok Siu Hang ... Flying machine body guard / forest devil / himself
Lueng Shing Hung Lueng Shing Hung ... Zu's Zombie Fighter
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Himself (as Sammo Hung)
Loi Kwan Kam Loi Kwan Kam ... Flying machine body guard / computer virus thug / forest devil / zu's zombie fighter / himself (as Kam Loi Kwan)
Alice Lee ... Nurse
Mike Leeder Mike Leeder ... Mr. Goa
Chi Ming Leung Chi Ming Leung ... Forest Devil
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Storyline

A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious stuntmen, and many current working stuntmen, profiled through interviews and clips that showcase their work. It explores their death-defying feats and foolhardy working methods and traces their origin back to the original Hong Kong stuntmen known as "red trousers" - a term used to describe acrobats in Peking Opera. By incorporating the martial arts, fantasy, adventure short action film, "Lost Time," the viewer is given an actual account of how stunts are created and executed on film. Written by Kelly

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violent images | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Tai Seng Media

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hong ku zi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tai Seng Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes of Robin Shou being "interviewed" were shot by Shou, by himself. Shou set up the camera outdoors and filmed himself as though he were responding to a prompter's questions, choosing to do so without a partner because he knew exactly what he wanted to say. According to him, Hong Kong citizens passing by on the street stared perplexedly at the man speaking English to thin air. See more »

Connections

Features Mortal Kombat (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Glass House
Written & Performed by Flux
Courtesy of Evan Roth
© 2002 Evan Roth
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Entertaining!
21 March 2005 | by jpluckSee all my reviews

After hearing great reviews about this film, I was excited to see it. I found it informative yet entertaining! This film is about life decisions and personal sacrifices made by actors for the sake of making a scene in a movie as realistic as possible! I have a new found appreciation to the art of the stunt world profession, particularly in the martial arts! Robin is not only a wonderful actor but a great director as well! He did a superb job in putting together this film to share with us what his experiences has been like as a stuntman and a little of the world of stunt men (and stunt women). The film is well documented with lots of interesting personalities, some famous and some not-so-famous. There are lots of great action scenes and sequences for guys to enjoy! And there are some heartfelt stories for the gals to enjoy! It's best to go see it with a friend or two! I would give this an A+!


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