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People's Hero (1987)

Yan man ying hung (original title)
A bumbling pair robs a bank, taking everyone inside hostage when it goes wrong. However, one of the hostages turns out to be a notorious wanted criminal and he takes over the hostage situation.

Director:

Tung-Shing Yee

Writers:

Tung-Shing Yee (screenplay), Keith Li (screenplay) (as Pak Ling Li) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Sunny Koo
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Sai (as Tony Leung)
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Captain Chan (as Kar Fai Leung)
Elaine Jin
Paul Chun
Ronald Wong ... William Wong / Boney
Bowie Lam ... Bank Employee
To-Hoi Kong To-Hoi Kong ... (as Benz Kong)
Sabrina Ho Sabrina Ho
Ching Tien ... (as Cheen Tien)
Wing-Cho Yip ... Fat Customer (as Wing Cho Ip)
Kit Mok Kit Mok
Chia Chien Li Chia Chien Li ... (as Jessie Lee)
Mansook Ahmed Mansook Ahmed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Biu Gam ... (as Piao Chin)
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Storyline

A bumbling pair robs a bank, taking everyone inside hostage when it goes wrong. However, one of the hostages turns out to be a notorious wanted criminal and he takes over the hostage situation.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 December 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

People's Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Remake of Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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i only saw the last 10 minutes of the film and i already give it 10/10
30 April 2014 | by ghettoracerSee all my reviews

i was sleeping and woke up at 4 am... and catch the last 10-15 minutes of this film. wow, the acting is superb! now i need to watch the entire thing from beginning to end.

if anyone loves a realistic story that is full of believable characters this film is it! this film is VERY philosophical this and it is VERY deep in Chinese culture. righteousness, virtues, are a bit lost in modern Taiwan or Hong Kong but, it in the old days it was worth a lot more. lot of familiar faces in this film. the film was released in 1987 so lot of them appear quite young. :)

in the film there are also couple of strong female characters. i'm talking about mental strength not physical. they were awesome.


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