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Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing)

Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing) (1994)


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Release Date: Dec 31, 1994 Wide



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Director and martial arts choreographer Corey Yuen Kwai adapts the 1991 American hit The Bodyguard into a kung-fu flick starring Jet Li. After spoiled debutante Michelle Yeung (Christy Chung) witnesses a powerful businessman committing homicide, she realizes that her life is in grave danger. Her boyfriend Leung (Kent Cheng Chuk-see) hires a crack bodyguard named Hui Ching-yeung (Li). Stoic, compact, and commanding authority, Hui immediately rubs Michelle the wrong way. He forbids her from

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Li exudes enough magnetism to make the sexual banter with his fair damsel credible, and enough athletic prowess to simultaneously power this and several other vehicles.

July 28, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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The story is utterly predictable, but the action scenes are creative and Li exudes excitement every time the camera turns to him -- there is no wonder at all why Chung's character is willing to dump all her riches to be in his arms.

July 28, 2008

Was good as Bodyguard from Beijing

August 3, 2004

All this is made up for by the sheer visceral pleasure of Jet Li's charisma.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix

Lively, unpretentious fun.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing)

This film is a version of The Bodyguard, with Jet Li in the Kevin Costner role. The final 20 minutes of the film consist of nonstop martial-arts action - outstanding!
September 14, 2008
Dean McKenna

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Good movie - very jet Li'ish. - a modern story similar to the Bodyguard - but much better action wise!
March 3, 2007
Khris N

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Bodyguard from Beijing is a HK remake of Hollywood's The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. But HK's version is quite different and a whole lot better. The relationship between Jet Li and Christy Chung has more tension and is more believable. And the action is incomparable. The shopping mall scene and especially the end fighting scene are simply too awesome to describe. Must see for any Jet Li fan.
September 14, 2008

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Desent and entertaining, although a little annoying, but I liked the coughs that gave the bodyguard.
November 17, 2011
Rodrigo Ramirez Corona

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