Hero


1h 33m 2003

Brief Synopsis

At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. As a result, the populace endured decades of death and suffering. The Kingdom of Qin was the most deter

Film Details

Also Known As
Jet Li's Hero, Ying xiong
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Tom Alper
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. As a result, the populace endured decades of death and suffering. The Kingdom of Qin was the most determined of all. The Qin King was obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor. He had long been the target of assassins throughout the other six states. Of all the would-be killers, none inspired as much fear as the three legendary assassins, Broken Sword, Snow and Sky. To anyone who defeated the three assassins, the King of Qin promised great power, mountains of gold and a private audience with the King himself. But defeating the killers is a near impossible task. For ten years no one came close to claiming the prize--that is until Nameless, a solitary ranger with a mysterious past, steps out of the shadows looking for a showdown.

Crew

Jance Allen

Visual Effects

Tom Alper

Production Insurance

Cao Yong An

Electrician

Charlie Armstrong

Digital Effects Artist

Kerri Aungle

Negative Cutting

Kelvin Baillie

Visual Effects

Aaron Barclay

Digital Effects Artist

Anthony Beaudoin

Finance Manager

Hu Wen Biao

Stunt Double

Lai Jia Bin

Sound

Shi Bin

Assistant Director

Wang Bin

Screenplay

Wang Bin

Story By

Xia Bin

Stunt Double

Zhao Bin

Art Director

Hu Jing Bo

Video

Qin Hong Bo

Art Director

Xu Bo

Production Assistant

Chris Bone

Software Engineer

Dan Breckwoldt

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Brown

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ian Brown

3-D Artist

Alex Brownell

Visual Effects

Steve Burgess

Sound Editor

Li Cai

Stunt Coordinator

Sonia Calvert

Digital Effects Artist

Rowan Cassisdy

Concept Artist

Cedrick Chan

Visual Effects

Wang Ji Chao

Camera Operator

Wei Chao

Grip

Ji Yu Chen

Props

Yuanlin Chen

Music Editor

Zhao Chun Cheng

Assistant Camera

Tony Ching

Stunt Coordinator

Youjin Choung

Visual Effects

Liu Shao Chun

Props

Zeng Qing Chun

Costumer

Sarah Cloutier

Liaison

Fiona Crawford

Visual Effects Producer

Zhao Xiao Dan

Property Master

Francisco Delatorre

Visual Effects

Kerry Dibbs

Post-Production Assistant

Johnathan Dixon

Liaison

Wei Guo Dong

Generator Operator

Xu Ai Dong

Production Assistant

Yang Shu Dong

Makeup Artist

Yu Jian Dong

Electrician

Christopher Doyle

Dp/Cinematographer

Christopher Doyle

Director Of Photography

Patricio Ducaud

3-D Animator

David Dulac

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tan Dun

Music Producer

Tan Dun

Music Composer

Tan Dun

Music Conductor

Wayde Duncan-smith

3-D Animator

Rebecca Dunn

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Evans

Digital Effects Artist

Dou Shou Fang

Executive Producer

Zhang Yan Fen

Makeup Artist

Zhao Jing Fen

Accountant

Chen Feng

Script Supervisor

Li Feng

Screenplay

Li Feng

Story By

Shi Feng

Stunt Double

Arin Finger

Visual Effects

Lindsay Fleay

3-D Artist

Olivier Fontenay

Color

Liu Zhi Fu

Props

Xia Li Fu

Production Assistant

Howard Fuller

3-D Animator

Zhang Zhi Gang

Sound

Wang Li Ge

Script Supervisor

Li Pei Gen

Sound

Tim Gibson

3-D Animator

Xu Tie Gong

Electrician

Michele A Gray

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Greyson

Assistant

Li Guang

Script Supervisor

Lu Guang

Property Master

Liu Jia Guo

On-Set Dresser

Pan Guoyu

Visual Effects Supervisor

Guo Xing Hai

Assistant Camera

Liu Hong Hai

Props

Yang Xiao Hai

Makeup Artist

Taleshi Hara

Music Engineer

Mark Harmon

Digital Effects Artist

Matthew Hendershot

Visual Effects

Wang Yu Hong

Sound Editor

Wang Li Hong

Gaffer

Christopher Horvath

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jim Hourihan

Software Engineer

Cao Hua

Stunt Double

Gu Jin Hua

Costumer

Ji Wei Hua

Makeup Artist

Ma Wen Hua

Production Supervisor

Song De Hua

Assistant Camera

Wang Wen Hua

Stunt Double

Ge Tian Hui

Unit Manager

Wang Zhao Hui

Stunt Double

Zhao Hui

Stunt Double

Linda Jaivin

Titles

Zhang Jia

Editing

Liu Jie

Interpreter

Tao Jun Jie

Sound

Zhang Hua Jie

Camera Operator

Zhang Hua Jie

Caterer

Cao Jin

Camera Operator

Li Fang Jin

Stunt Double

Zhang Jin

Stunt Double

Gong Zhan Jing

Costumer

Han Jing

Makeup Artist

Xu Jing

Art Director

Krista Jordan

Digital Effects Artist

Duan Xue Jun

Accounting Assistant

Li Wu Jun

Generator Operator

Wang Xue Jun

Illustrator

Zhu Ai Jun

Assistant Camera

Richard King

Music Engineer

William Kong

Producer

Lam Ping Kwan

Cg Supervisor

Tam Ying Kwan

Hair Stylist

Ming Beaver Kwei

Assistant

Patrick Kwok

Music Coordinator

Li Yan Lai

Concept Artist

Angie Lam

Visual Effects

Angie Lam

Editor

Stephen Lam

Production Coordinator

Simon Leadley

Music Editor

Chun-yi Vincent Lee

Assistant

Philip Lee

Line Producer

Roger Lee

Accountant

Li Lei

Stunt Double

Yu Lei

Production Assistant

Eliza Leung

Assistant

Wong Qai Leung

Stunt Coordinator

Ji Li

Makeup Artist

Liu Li

Soloist

Si Guo Li

Sound

Zhang Li

Camera Operator

Cui Liang

Video

Minjohn Lin

Music Engineer

Francis Lindsay

Sound Editor

Geng Ling

Post-Production Coordinator

Li Yan Long

Caterer

Zhu Hui Long

Video

Xu Xiao Lung

Props

Robert Mackenzie

Rerecording Assistant

Robert Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Jane Maguire

Post-Production Supervisor

Justen Marshall

Software Engineer

Brett Matthews

Assistant Camera

Ian Mccamey

Visual Effects Editor

Andrew Mcdougall

Digital Effects Artist

Yvette Memory

Visual Effects

Ren Kai Meng

Video

Antonio Mestres

Editing

Ji Jian Min

Lighting Technician

Tang Kang Min

Stunt Double

Xiao Jun Min

Concept Artist

Zhang Li Min

Concept Artist

Huang Xin Ming

Production Supervisor

Wu Ming

Illustrator

Zhu Ming

Costumer

Saki Mitchell

Digital Effects Artist

Cliff Mueller

Animator

Kwan Lee Na

Makeup Artist

Liu Ming Na

Accountant

Liu Guo Nan

Assistant Director

Zhang Nan

Stunt Double

Andrew Neil

Sound Editor

Glenn Newnham

Sound Editor

Zhao Da Nian

Caterer

Xu Jiang Ning

Interpreter

Shui Niu

Hair Stylist

Luke O'byrne

Visual Effects Producer

Graham Olsen

Digital Effects Artist

Maria Lo Orzel

Creative Consultant

Stanley J. Orzel

Creative Consultant

Li Ou

Stunt Double

Jaewook Park

Visual Effects

Ji Pei

Script Supervisor

Jiang Peng

Sound

Itzhak Perlman

Soloist

Zhang Wei Pin

Executive Producer

Kong Yue Ping

Grip

Paul Pirola

Sound Editor

Ellen Poon

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Pope

Digital Effects Artist

Murray Pope

Visual Effects Producer

Bennett Pozil

Finance Manager

Alex Prichard

Visual Effects

Felicia Pullam

Assistant

Huang Qi

Assistant Director

Liu Yong Qi

Art Director

Cao Yong Qiang

Electrician

Peng Qiang

Stunt Double

Lai Bi Qin

Makeup Artist

Li Yong Qing

Medic

Wang Shu Qing

Models

Yang Zhao Qing

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Jet Li's Hero, Ying xiong
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Tom Alper
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2004 award for Best Cinematography by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

The People's Republic Of China

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Cinematography by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Director by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Foreign Language Film by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Released in United States February 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States on Video November 30, 2004

Released in United States Summer August 27, 2004

Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.

Shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Fuji Film

Kodak

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States Summer August 27, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 30, 2004