Front cover of Heroes Shed No Tears DVD.

Heroes Shed No Tears



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Directed by:

John Woo


Eddie Ko
Lam Ching Ying

Writing Credits:

John Woo

Action Design:

Chin Yuet Sang


I don't remember where I got it.



Video Signal:

The movie starts in the middle with Eddy Ko and his guys breaking into an armed compound and extracting the drug lord. It comes out later that they have been promised US residency if they deliver the drug lord to US forces. They have to get him to the border while they are hotly pursued by his minions. On the way they stop and pick up Ko's son and sister-in-law and save a French woman from gang rape at the border. Lam Ching Ying is the chief border guard and he loses his eye in the fight so he and his men are also after the party.
I believe this film immediately preceded A Better Tomorrow but was not released until after A Better Tomorrow's huge success. I don't know why. It's not great but it is OK. The relationship between Ko's character and his son is well done. The action is pretty much automatic weapons and explosives until the final showdown between Eddy Ko and Lam Ching Ying.

Best Scene:

The little boy saving his daddy from torture.

Worst Scene:

The heroes are attacked by the combined forces of the border guards and the drug lord's men and Ko's young son, who in every other scene is abnormally calm and cool, starts running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

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