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Saving General Yang (2013)

Yang jia jiang (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, History, War | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu

Writers:

Katherine Lo (translation) (as Kat Lo), Edmond Wong | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fan Xu ... Madame She (as Xu Fan)
Adam Cheng ... Yang Ye
Ekin Cheng ... Yang Yan Ping
Bo Yu ... Yang Yan Ding (as Yu Bo)
Vic Chou ... Yang Yan Ang
Chen Li ... Yang Yan Hui (as Li Chen)
Raymond Lam ... Yang Yan De
Chun Wu ... Yang Yan Zhao
Xinbo Fu ... Yang Yan Sing (as Fu Xin Bo)
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... Bayan (as Shao Bing)
Ady An ... Princess Chai (as An Yi Xuan)
Vivi Lee Vivi Lee ... 1st Lady
Apple Wang Apple Wang ... 2nd Lady (as Wang Xi Zhi)
Dong Zhang Dong Zhang ... 3rd Lady / Tu Ah Lang (as Zhang Dong)
Cici Chen Cici Chen ... 4th Lady
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Storyline

Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.

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Taglines:

Among 3000 Warriors, a Father and his 7 Sons, none but 1 shall live.

Genres:

Adventure | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saving General Yang See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,756,500
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Despite shooting multiple arrows the archer brother always has the same number of arrows in his quivers. In the final duel he shoots far more than he has, and first one then the second quiver disappears without opportunity/time to drop them. See more »

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Excellent powerful drama
30 May 2013 | by djc123-612-319888See all my reviews

Firstly, at the time of writing this movie has only got 5.5/10 which seems kinda crazy to me, so don't be put off by the low rating.

Firstly this film took me completely by surprise. General Yang has seven sons who have to save him (I won't say any more - no spoilers). What amazed me is how the director has managed to give each of them depth and character. Rather than simply seeing them as seven brothers you get to know each one individually, both the good and bad of each character.

Secondly, I can't remember the last time a movie of this kind literally moved me to tears, but this one got me! It's the scene where they are next to an old grave of a past warrior. You will understand why when you watch that scene.

Watch this movie, I promise you won't be disappointed!


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