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My Father is a Hero
AKA: Jet Li's The Enforcer
Father Jet Li and son Tze Miu
Chinese: 給爸爸的信
Year: 1995
Director: Corey Yuen Kwai
Producer: Wong Jing
Action: Corey Yuen Kwai, Yuen Tak
Cast: Jet Li Lian-Jie, Anita Mui Yim-Fong, Tze Miu (Xie Miao), Yu Rong-Guang, Damian Lau Chung-Yun, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Ngai Sing, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong
The Skinny: One of Jet Li's best collaborations with Corey Yuen. A predictably terrific action-adventure with uncommon sentiment courtesy of Anita Mui and Tze Miu.
 
Review
by Kozo:

A first-rate action-adventure movie from Jet Li and Corey Yuen Kwai. Li plays a mainland cop who goes undercover in Hong Kong as a member of a gang of theives. Complicating things are Anita Mui as a tough HK cop who investigates Li, eventually leading to his family back in mainland China. Li finds himself embroiled in his bad guy identity until Mui returns to HK, bringing along Lis son, the scene-stealing, kung-fu-kicking Tze Miu. Now Li must find a way to save his son without revealing his identity to the leader of his gang, played by a nasty Yu Rong-Guang (Iron Monkey).

Jet Lis performance is typical for him, but hes aided by Mui, whos a welcome presence. Blacky Ko turns in fine support, though bad guy Yu Rong-Guang overacts so miserably that he threatens to destroy mankind. However, the chemisty between Jet Li and kung-fu kid Tze Miu redeems everything. The father-son relationship between the two is better felt in this flick than their earlier effor, The New Legend of Shaolin, and their action team-up is terrific. Great action and some surprisingly touching moments help make this one of the best Hong Kong films of 1995. (Kozo 1995)

 
Notes:

• Another member of the Miramax/Dimension coalition of evil, My Father is a Hero has been redubbed, rescored, and rereleased as Jet Li's The Enforcer. This is truly a title that aptly describes My Father is a Hero.
• Please don't confuse this film with My Father the Hero featuring Gerard Depardieu.

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 3 NTSC
Kam & Ronson
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
International Language Version
Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
*Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
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