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

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When a young woman named Michelle witnesses a gangland murder, her rich boyfriend hires elite bodyguard Hoi to protect her from an army of gangsters who want to keep her from testifying. Although Michelle initially resents Hoi's strict procedures, she learns to trust Hoi, and the two fall in love.

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Cast

Jet Li
as Hui Ching
Christy Chung
as Michelle Yeung
Kent Cheng
as Sgt. Leung Kam-Po
Kwok Ng Wai
as James Shong
Kam-Kong Wong
as Gregory Chiu
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Critic Reviews for Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing)

All Critics (7)

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 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

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
DVDLaser

Was good as Bodyguard from Beijing

August 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
About.com

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

November 7, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Netflix

Lively, unpretentious fun.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Austin Chronicle

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

½

Desent and entertaining, although a little annoying, but I liked the coughs that gave the bodyguard.

Rodrigo Ramirez Corona
Rodrigo Ramirez Corona

Super Reviewer

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.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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