Born to Defence

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Born to Defence
Born to Defence DVD Cover.jpg
Directed by Jet Li
Produced by Fu Chi
Written by Sze Yeung-Ping
Chit Yi-Kwo
Starring Jet Li
Music by Hau Tak-Kin
Kui Siu-chung
Cinematography Cho Him
Edited by Lee Yuk-wai
Koo Chi-wai
Release date
  • 16 February 1986 (1986-02-16)
Running time
92 minutes (HK)
91 minutes (US)
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK $11,456,731

Born to Defence (Chinese: 中華英雄) is a 1986 Hong Kong action film, which marked the directorial debut of Jet Li, who also stars in the film. The film features fight choreography by Tsui Siu-Ming. The film is set in China following the end of World War II and the liberation of China. It centers on Jet Li's character and his confrontations with navy sailors, who are portrayed as rapacious villains, from China's ally, the United States, primarily in the boxing ring as Li's character is an avid athlete.


  • Jet Li as Jet
  • Zhao Erkang as Zhang
  • Song Jia as Na
  • Kurt Roland Petersson as Captain Hans
  • Paulo Tocha as Bailey
  • Yuen Fai as Friend of Jet
  • Lam Hak-ming as Policeman
  • Cho Wing as Angry Chinese Man
  • Dion Lam as Angry Chinese Man
  • Ng Kit-keung as Angry Chinese Man
  • Mark King as GI Blue
  • Dean Harrington as US Marine
  • Yuen Kam-fai as Soldier
  • Zhang Chun-zhong asSoldier
  • Lau Wing-kwan
  • Fang Tung-yue
  • Lee Yuen-ching
  • Tang Wai-yu
  • Chan Hoi-ming
  • Lau Ka-shing
  • Ko Chan-wo
  • Lau Siu-chun
  • Wong Sam-kwai
  • Lee Chang
  • Kang Yin

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Box office[edit]

The film grossed a disappointing HK $11,456,731 in Hong Kong.

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