Heroes Shed No Tears (1980 film)

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Heroes Shed No Tears
Heroes Shed No Tears1980.jpg
MandarinYīng Xíong Wú Lèi
Directed byChor Yuen
Produced byRun Run Shaw
Written byChor Yuen
StarringAlexander Fu
Derek Yee
Ku Feng
Jason Pai
Ku Kuan-chung
Music byEddie H. Wang
Joseph Koo
CinematographyWong Chit
Edited byChiang Hsing-lung
Yu Siu-fung
Distributed byShaw Brothers Studio
Release date
  • 24 July 1980 (1980-07-24)
CountryHong Kong

Heroes Shed No Tears is a 1980 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chor Yuen and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, starring Alexander Fu and Derek Yee, based on a novel written by Gu Long.


After his lengthy training nears completion, expert swordsman Kao is entrusted with an unusual mission by his elderly master. The task involves taking the fabled 'Teardrop Sword' down into the martial world and solving the petty squabbles of a few supremely skilled individuals, while also deciding the fate of the seemingly cursed weapon. Kao takes his master's words on board, descends from his mountain retreat and prepares to meet the weird and wonderful pugilists he has heard so much about. Kao's arrival in town is noticed by the so-called 'Unbeatable' Sze-ma Chao-chun and his fiendishly intelligent aide Zhou who decide to keep a close eye on the stranger as they prepare to host a lavish ceremony. Unfortunately for Sze-ma, the celebration is disrupted by an assassination that leaves the whole of his clan rocked by the vicious attack. Kao insists that he has no involvement in the murder, but is happy to side with Sze-ma's long-time enemy Chu Meng of 'Braveheart Hall' when the rival clan leader is ambushed by a troop of killers. Though the histories of both swordsmen is familiar to Kao thanks to his master's instruction, he is less sure of the enigmatic killer who continues to appear during the most intriguing moments.


  • Alexander Fu as Kao Chien-fei
  • Derek Yee as Zhou Tung-lai
  • Ku Feng as Chu Meng
  • Jason Pai as Sze-ma Chao-chun
  • Ku Kuan-chung as Tsai Chung
  • Yueh Hua as Hsiao Lei-hsueh
  • Angie Chiu as Graceful
  • Lau Wai-ling as Sze-ma's wife
  • Wang Sha as Hsiao Kong-tsi, Zhou's master
  • Cheng Miu as Kao Chien-fei's master
  • Keung Hon as Yang Chian
  • Yuen Wah as Mu Chi, killer
  • Yuen Bun as Han Chang, killer
  • Austin Wai as Sun Tong, head of guards
  • Lam Fai-wong as Nailed Shoe
  • Jamie Luk as Bull
  • Yeung Chi-hing as Ah-gen
  • Wong Ching-ho as Blind beggar
  • Wong Chi-ming as Shenlao
  • Kong Chuen as Chu Meng's killer
  • Ng Yuen-fan as Chu Meng's killer
  • Lee Hang as Chu Meng's killer
  • Tam Bo as Chu Meng's man
  • Ling Chi-hung as Chu Meng's man
  • Fei Gin as Chu Meng's man
  • Tam Wai-man as Chu Meng's man
  • Cheung Chok-chow as teahouse customer
  • Fung Ming as tavern customer
  • Leung Sam as tavern customer
  • Fong Yue as enrollment ceremony guest
  • Lee Wan-miu as enrollment ceremony guest
  • Gam Tin-chue as townsfolk
  • Lo Wai
  • Jue Gong
  • Siu Tak-foo
  • Wong Kung-miu

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