Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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This 1978 martial arts film by director John Woo was wrapped nearly 20 years before 1997's Face/Off would bring him mainstream acceptance in Hollywood. His star was rising already in this routine story enhanced by his characteristic signature: dazzling fight sequences, flawed heroes, and well-placed comedy that releases tension. The narrative itself is a tale of a son (Damian Lau) who sets out to avenge his father but cannot manage alone. He seeks the help of some swordsmen, one of whom tends to doze off during a fight.

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revenge, swordsman