The Bodyguard from Beijing(1994)
The Bodyguard from Beijing, also known as The Defender in the United States and the United Kingdom, is a 1994 Hong Kong action film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li, Christy Chung, Collin Chou, and Kent Cheng.
Allan is hired by James, a wealthy Hong Kong businessman, to protect his girlfriend Michelle, who is the only surviving (of three) witness to a mob murder. After isolating Michelle completely in her penthouse with James's young nephew Billy and two Hong Kong policemen (Fat Po and Keung), Allan has to deal with her anger at being sequestered.
Meanwhile, the mob boss Chiu Kwok-man has become desperate to get rid of Michelle before his upcoming appearance in court. He hires many assassins to kill Michelle, and claims that he is sick so that he can postpone his trial. Back at the penthouse, Michelle goes berserk because she feels like she is under house arrest, while Allan is equally fed up because he is not able to join the Chinese Premier's bodyguard detail in southern China. Michelle eventually storms out of the house and goes to the shopping mall.
Unknown to Michelle, the mall is crawling with mob assassins disguised as mall clerks, custodians, patrons and police officers. A massive shoot-out ensues when the assassins attempt to kill Michelle, but Allan shows up and protects her while taking out the assassins one by one. They manage to exit the mall and get into the car, but an assassin posing as a police officer comes to shoot her with a pistol concealed in his jacket pocket. Fat Po shows up and tries to stop the assassin, only to realise that his revolver has been stolen by James's nephew in mischief. Fat Po is shot twice but survives because he is wearing a bulletproof vest, while Allan fires several shots from the car and kills the assassin.
The "police officer" killed by Allan turns out to be the younger brother of Wong, a former Chinese special forces agent who fought in the Vietnam War together with his brother. Wong seizes his brother's dead body from the police morgue and kills five guards with a tri-bladed bayonet. He buries his brother's body later and swears vengeance on Allan. In the meantime, Michelle is impressed with Allan after he saved her at the mall, and she develops a crush on him and attempts to seduce him, but Allan holds back his feelings for her.
Things come to a climax when Wong and a group of assassins storm the penthouse and start a gunfight. Allan had set up defensive measures earlier so he takes out the other assailants until only Wong is left.
However, Keung is fatally wounded and dies, while Fat Po, Michelle and James's nephew are also injured. Allan then engages Wong in a long hand-to-hand fight. During the melee, James enters the house just as Wong recovers his gun. Michelle breaks cover to hold up a stumbling Allan, who had been bayoneted in the chest. Wong points his gun at the three of them and says he wants to pump seven bullets into one of them for revenge because his brother was shot seven times. James attempts to dissuade Wong from shooting by offering to pay Wong, but Wong refuses. Allan shields Michelle with his body and takes two shots but he manages to pull out the bayonet from his chest and throw it towards Wong's neck and kill Wong. The scene ends with Michelle holding the convulsing Allan and crying inconsolably.
Before the film ends, Michelle and James are seen at the border between Hong Kong and mainland China. James receives a note from Allan, telling him to treat Michelle well. They try to get Allan to stay in Hong Kong with them but the guards at the checkpoint deny them entry into the mainland. Allan left behind two items: the first is a trunk full of money paid by James to Allan for his service, but Allan gives the money to Fat Po, leaving behind a note advising Fat Po to stop gambling and use the money to finance his son's education; the second is a small box containing a watch given to Allan by Michelle earlier, which Allan returns to her. Michelle cries out Allan's name just as his car drives away from the border back into the mainland. The film ends with a scene of Allan dressed in military uniform standing in front of a Chinese flag.