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The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Directed by Jeffrey Lau • 1993 • China
Starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung
A classic of Hong Kong “mo lei tau” (nonsense comedy) that blends slapstick hijinks, musical numbers, and zippy martial-arts wire work, Jeffrey Lau’s THE EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES launches an all-star cast on a madcap quest for a mystical tome of kung fu. Its ensemble of Hong Kong legends—including Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Karina Lau, Tony Leung Ka-fai, and Jacky Cheung—will be familiar to fans of Wong Kar Wai, who produced this film as a companion to his wuxia epic ASHES OF TIME, a radically different take on the source novel by Jin Yong.