The Eagle Shooting Heroes

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The Eagle Shooting Heroes
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Chinese name
Traditional Chinese射鵰英雄傳之東成西就
Simplified Chinese射雕英雄传之东成西就
Directed byJeffrey Lau
Screenplay byJeffrey Lau
Story byLouis Cha
Produced byWong Kar-wai
Tsai Sung-lin
StarringLeslie Cheung
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Jacky Cheung
Kenny Bee
Brigitte Lin
Joey Wong
Maggie Cheung
Carina Lau
Veronica Yip
CinematographyPeter Pau
Edited byKai Kit-wai
Music byJames Wong
Mark Lui
Block 2 Pictures
Scholar Films
Distributed byNewport Entertainment Ltd
Release date
  • 5 February 1993 (1993-02-05)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$23.463 million (Hong Kong)[1]

The Eagle Shooting Heroes (Chinese: 射鵰英雄傳之東成西就) 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 many members of the cast to perform different roles and 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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