The Bodyguard

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Hong Kong | 2016 | 99 minutes | Sammo Hung

Hong Kong action legend Sammo Hung directs and stars as a retired bodyguard, struggling with the onset of dementia, who must take down the mob in order to save a compulsive gambler (Andy Lau) whose daughter he has befriended.

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Hong Kong action legend Sammo Hung directs and stars as Ding, a retired Central Security Bureau officer now living a quiet life in a small town near the Russian and North Korean borders. Suffering from the early stages of dementia, he keeps to himself—his former professional life quite literally fading away. Into his life comes a young neighbor girl, Cherry, who reminds him of his own lost granddaughter. Together the pair strike up an unlikely friendship, fishing and playing board games. However, Cherry's father, Li (Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau) suffers from a gambling problem, endangering himself as well as his daughter by stealing a bag of jewels from the Russian mob to repay his debt to local gangster Choi. When both father and daughter disappear, Ding must call upon his long-buried skills to save his young friend's life and maybe in the process redeem his own tragic past. Featuring tantalizing cameo performances from Tsui Hark, Yuen Wah, and Hu Jun among other Hong Kong action-cinema mainstays, The Bodyguard culminates in a frenetic climax of nail-biting intensity.

Director Biography
One of the most distinguished and respected superstars, kung fu icon Sammo Hung excels as an actor, action choreographer, producer, and director. A prominent figure in Hong Kong cinema, he helped reinvent the martial-arts genre and popularized the action comedy genre in the '80s.

Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

  • Director: Sammo Hung
  • Principal Cast: Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Zhu Yu Chen, Li Qin Qin, Jack Feng, Jacqueline Chan
  • Premiere Status: North American Premier
  • Country: Hong Kong, China
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Producer: Bill Kong, Andy Lau, Chan Pui Wah, Ivy Ho, Liu Erdong
  • Screenplay: Jiang Jun
  • Cinematographers: Ardy Lam
  • Editors: Kong Chi Leung, Alan Lo
  • Music: Alan Wong, Janet Yung
  • Filmography: Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997); Mr. Nice Guy (1997); Don't Give a Damn (1995); Blade of Fury (1993); Ghost Punting (1992); The Moon Warriors (1992); Slickers Vs Killers (1991); Pantyhose Hero (1990); Pedicab Driver (1989); Spooky, Spooky (1988); Dragons Forever (1988); Eastern Condors (1987); The Millionaires' Express (1986); Heart of the Dragon (1985); My Lucky Stars (1985); Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985); Wheels on Meals (1984); The Owl and Dumbo (1984); Winners and Sinners
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Well Go USA
  • International Sales: Edko Films Limited