The Eagle Shooting Heroes

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The Eagle Shooting Heroes
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DVD cover art
Traditional 射鵰英雄傳之東成西就
Simplified 射雕英雄传之东成西就
Mandarin Shèdiāo Yīngxíong Zhuàn Zhī Dōngchéng Xījìu
Cantonese Se6 Diu1 Jing1 Hung4 Cyun4 Zi1 Dung1 Sing4 Sai1 Zau6
Directed by Jeffrey Lau
Produced by Wong Kar-wai
Tsai Sung-lin
Screenplay by Jeffrey Lau
Story by Louis Cha
Starring Leslie Cheung
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Jacky Cheung
Kenny Bee
Brigitte Lin
Joey Wong
Maggie Cheung
Carina Lau
Veronica Yip
Music by James Wong
Mark Lui
Cinematography Peter Pau
Edited by Kai Kit-wai
Block 2 Pictures
Scholar Films
Distributed by Newport Entertainment Ltd
Release date
  • 5 February 1993 (1993-02-05)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$23.463 million (Hong Kong)[1]

The Eagle Shooting Heroes is a 1993 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Jeffrey Lau. It is a parody of Louis Cha's novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes, and a classic example of the mo lei tau comedy.


The film was said to be caused by the over-budgeting of Wong Kar-wai's Ashes of Time. In order to cover up the cost of the yet unfinished film, the director decided to use the whole cast to shoot a "quick-and-dirty" film for show during the Chinese New Year, a period for Hong Kong film industry to harvest cash.



In addition to a score by James Wong and Mark Lui, the film contains a song set to the overture from Gioacchino Rossini's Guillaume Tell, as well as uncredited excerpts from "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" from Georges Bizet's Carmen and Danse des petits cygnes from Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.


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