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Heroic Duo
Heroic Duo
Actors: Leon Lai Ming, Francis Ng, Xu Jinglei, Ekin Cheng, Karena Lam
Director: Benny Chan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 40min

Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a f...  more »


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Actors: Leon Lai Ming, Francis Ng, Xu Jinglei, Ekin Cheng, Karena Lam
Director: Benny Chan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Tartan Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

J. Rho | CA, USA | 02/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The movie's basically about a cop (Ekin) trying to catch a mob boss. This cop find the mobster's partner, who use to be a cop, gets him out of jail so he can help with catching the mobster. The ex-cop was taught by the mobster how to hyponize people just by using their weakness and the person would do whatever they were told to do. I was expecting to see a martial arts movie with little acting. I just picked the movie up because I am a fan of Ekin Cheung. But when I started watching the movie it completely exceeded my expectations. It's not as good as "The One", Jet Li's movie, but you care about the characters, where Ekin and Leon had real good chemistry working together . Although it was a typical action cop movie the director did a great job with what he had. The movie could have had a better ending but it is worth buying if you are a big martial arts fan."
Just A 3 Star Movie
Keith A. Jones | Philadelphia PA | 05/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Heroic Duo begins with a very interesting scene that sets high expectations for the rest of the film. A man and his crew of goons are holding a cop and his family hostage in their own home. The man is looking for someone and tells the cop that if he tells him where the man is he will do no harm to his family. Well the cop told him but of course the man was lying to the cop and well you can imagine what happens next. The man was looking for is named Jack Lai and is a hypnotist who can of course hypnotize people but he doesn't use a swinging watch and doesn't even snap his fingers. He uses, well I don't know how he does it but he just says some things and your hypnotized.

The police need Jack to assist them in catching another hypnotist named the Mindhunter who just happens to be Jack's old teacher. The Heroic Duo starts up when Jack teams up with Ken the head officer on the case and try to track down the Mindhunter. As the movie goes on you find out a lot of things like why Jack was in prison and if he even did the crimes he was accused of. I saw Heroic Duo in the video store just sitting there with a ton of dust on it like it had been in that same exact spot since it came to the store. I was going to pass up on it after reading the synopsis but changed my mind when I saw "Tartan Asia Extreme" written on the front. I thought that it might surprise me because all the other films from T.A.E are great.

To my surprise it wasn't as good as I'd thought. There are some twists that give the film some spice to it but nothing unexpected or too exciting. Action wise this film could have been way better and Ekin Cheng who plays officer Ken could have been used a lot better than this. He could've had way better fight scenes and more of them. This movie is really forgettable and so are the actors. I found myself fast forwarding through the last scene, which was way too prolonged just to get to the end to see what the outcome was. I think that overall when you put everything in this film together it's just a 3 star movie."