- The Swordsman
name = The Swordsman
King Hu Ching Siu-Tung(uncredited) Ann Hui(uncredited) Andrew Kam(uncredited) Tsui Hark(uncredited)
Jinyong(novel) Kwan Man-Leung
Sam Hui Cecilia Yip Jacky Cheung Sharla Cheung Fennie Yuen
Romeo Díaz, James Wong
Andy Lam, Peter Pau
Marco Mak, David Wu
released = flagicon|Hong Kong|colonial
April 5, 1990
May 22, 1990
runtime = 120 min. (original)
country = flagicon|Hong Kong|colonial Hong Kong
language = Cantonese
followed_by = "
amg_id = 1:211659
imdb_id = 0100973
"The Swordsman" (zh-tspcy|t=笑傲江湖|s=笑傲江湖|p=Xiào Ào Jiāng Hú|cy=Siu3 Ngou6 Gong1 Wu4) is a 1990
Hong Kong wuxia-action film. King Huis the director credited, but he is alleged to have left the production, and it was finished by a team led by producer Tsui Hark. It is based on the novel " The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" by Jinyong.
Upon the film's initial release in Hong Kong, it was criticised for the casting choice of Sam Hui in the starring role, as the
Cantopopsinger was perceived as being too "modern" for a period martial arts film.
The film grossed HK $16,052,552 at the Hong Kong box office. [http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=7299&display_set=eng]
* [http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/movie.asp?id=49 HK cinemagic entry]
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