House of Fury (2005) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 精武家庭
Title in Pinyin – Jing Wu Jia Ting
Genre – Kungfu comedy
Subject/theme – A retired secret agent and single father’s past returns to haunt him
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong
Hong Kong – 24th March 2005
France – 12th May 2005
Japan – 3rd June 2006
Movie runtime – 102 minutes
Director – Tony Chan and Wing Shya
Cast & Role Played
Anthony Wong – Yue Siu Bo, returned secret agent and single father
Stephen Fung – Nicky Yue, Siu Bo’s son
Gillian Chung – Natalie Yue, Siu Bo’s daughter
Daniel Wu – Jason, Natalie’s boyfriend
Michael Wong – Rocco, ex CIA operative
Charlene Choi – Ella, Nicky’s classmate and friend
Josie Ho – Assassin
Yue Siu Bo used to work as a G4 agent protecting former spies but retired after the death of his wife to raise his two children and work as a chiropractor. His children Nicky and Natalie are unaware of his past and find his supposed stories annoying and humiliating. Nicky and Natalie are trained in kungfu and often use their skills in sibling disputes.
One day Siu Bo’s past catches up with him when Rocco, an ex CIA agent, asks Siu Bo to tell him where a former spy who crippled him is. Siu Bo refuses and sets the stage for a confrontation between the Yue family and Rocco’s crew or villainous fighters. Only by working together can Natalie and Nicky save their family.
Editor’s Review of House of Fury – Score 7/10
The story is very typical, predictable and full of clichés but the acting by Anthony Wong, and Stephen and Gillian as sparring siblings saves the movie and make it well worth watching. The different styles of kungfu used by various characters was interesting and enjoyable to see. One of the main characters used light foot kungfu (wires) that was an excellent touch.