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Star Runner (2003)

Siu nin a Fu (original title)
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Get ready for the ultimate martial arts competition, where anything goes and lives are bought and sold. Tank is the celebrated Champion Star Runner and is deemed invincible among the ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Lee

Writers:

Abe Kwong, Yin-Han Chow (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vanness Wu ... Bond Cheung (as Ng Kin Ho)
Hyun-joo Kim Hyun-joo Kim ... Kim Mi-Ju (as Kam Yin-Chu)
Shaun Tam ... Chris Young (as Tam Jun-Yin)
Andy On ... Tank Wong (as Ong Chi-Kit)
Siu Chung Mok ... Bullshit Bill
Alfred Cheung ... Professor 'CY' Cheung
Chia-Hui Liu ... Coach Lau
Kar Lok Chin ... Ho
Lung Ti ... Brother Lung (Wing Chun teacher)
David Chiang ... Grandpa Cheung
Ken Lo ... Benny Wong (as Law Wai-Kwong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Hin Chan Chi-Hin Chan
Ga-Leung Chan Ga-Leung Chan
Hung Chan Hung Chan
Joyce Chan Joyce Chan
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Storyline

Get ready for the ultimate martial arts competition, where anything goes and lives are bought and sold. Tank is the celebrated Champion Star Runner and is deemed invincible among the martial arts community. When the headstrong Bond becomes determined to take on the undefeated fighter, he knows he must be in the best fighting condition. Training under a renowned martial arts expert, Bond learns to supplement his Thai Kickboxing skills with various styles of Chinese kun-fu, creating a powerful hybrid fighting style. With his new skills, Bond prepares to take on Tank and the fight of his life.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of martial arts action violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | South Korea

Language:

Cantonese | Korean | English

Release Date:

23 November 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Runner See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$430,260
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to shooting, stars Vanness Wu, Andy On and Shaun Tam went to study muay thai and kickboxing under Kar Lok Chin and Billy Chow. See more »

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Follows A Fighter's Blues (2000) See more »

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Insipid Romance but Decent Action
18 December 2003 | by NIXFLIX-DOT-COMSee all my reviews

If you can slush through the first 40 minutes of STAR RUNNER, which features one of the most contrived and inexplicable romance in movie history, then the film is worthwhile. The fights range from decent to good, and the final brawl is impressive. The female lead is very beautiful, but her character is also the weakest element of the film. Whenever the character is onscreen, the cliches come hard and fast, and you'll be hard-pressed to survive it all.

Summation: Nothing original, but decent if you can survive the silly and unbelievable romance angle that incredibly takes up the film's entire first half.

5 out of 10


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