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The Hero Of Swallow    (1996)

 
 
 
Director :
Siu Sang

Producer :
Cheung Chung Ping

Action Director :
Lam Moon Wa

Writer :
Siu Sang Studio

 
Other titles : 神偷燕子李三 (HK Title)
Hero Of Swallow (HK Title)
San tau jin zi lei saam
Country : China, Hong Kong
Film Company : Golden Tripod Film Co., Hong Kong
Genre : Adventure / Kung fu
HK Category : I I A
Runtime : 96 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese)
 
 Cast :  
Yuen Biao
Athena Chu Yan
Eddie Ko Hung
Lily Chung Suk Wai
Ma Chung Tak
Elvis Tsui Kam Kong
Yvonne Yung Hung
Allen Lan Hai Han
       
 
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Plot

The 'flying Swallow', Li San (Yuen Biao) robs the rich to help the poor. He has come to Beijing to search for his love, Ching Li / Chinny (Athena Chu Yin), who has been sold as prostitute. In meanwhile he is hunted by the police inspector 'captain Tang Yue Chi' (Ma Chung Tak) and he gets involved with the theft of a Ching jade chop from the royal palace, which was guarded by Chiang Lu (Eddie Ko Hung). With the help of two friends, a pickpocket (Lilly Chung Suk Wai) and a veteran of war (Tsui Kam Kong) he finds his girl, only to loose her again.
 
  Review  

In the beginning it's a bit like Iron Monkey (1993), after a while it's more like the Lizard (1972), the end is like a Chang Cheh heroic epos and in between there's time for a small love story. It's a light-hearted action film with some more serious parts, but it isn't as humorous as most of the  
 
>> read the full length review Pieter Klein 28/10/2005
 
  Notes  
1.  The Mei Ah DVD comes with a Cantonese and Mandarin soundtrack and hard to read, burnt-in, Traditional Chinese + English subtitels. The picture quality is not very good, just acceptable.  
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Director :
Siu Sang
 
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Yuen Biao

Athena Chu Yan

Eddie Ko Hung

Lily Chung Suk Wai

Ma Chung Tak

Elvis Tsui Kam Kong

Yvonne Yung Hung

Allen Lan Hai Han
 
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