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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 »


Robin Shou


Craig Reid (screenplay), Robin Shou (screenplay)




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 ... Mr. Goa
Chi-Ming Leung ... Forest Devil (as Chi Ming Leung)


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


Official Sites:

Tai Seng Media


Hong Kong | USA


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


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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Performed by Exos
Courtesy of Automat Records Production
Published by Automat Records Production 2002
Psychoactive Music Pub. (ASCAP)
© 2002 Automat Records Production
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21 February 2004 | by robinrulesSee all my reviews

People will look back on this movie and say it was the best ever in Hong Kong action! It's really two movies in one! The Red Trousers part refers to the Peking Opera School days and how many stuntmen/actors came from that kind of background. These guys are for real! It's awesome! I don't know how they can do those crazy stunts! It's really cool the stuntmen had Robin do this movie because they don't get much credit - not according to the film anyway. In Hong Kong you are just expected to do it and if not you someone else. Those guys bust up their bodies and for not much money. My favorite though is Lost Time, the movie where Robin Evan is in a fantastic world of martial arts and magic and legend and Forest Devils. Won't explain that part - go see the movie, it'a winner! Jason

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