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City on Fire (1987)
"Lung fu fong wan" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 February 1987 (Hong Kong)
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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ko Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
Danny Lee ...
Fu (as Danny Lee Sau-Yin)
Yueh Sun ...
Inspector Lau / Uncle Kung (as Sun Yueh)
Carrie Ng ...
Hung
Roy Cheung ...
Kong Lau ...
Inspector Chow
Elvis Tsui ...
Chan Kam-Wah
Yeh Fang ...
Chow Nam
Chi Fai Chan ...
Chen Ching / Tai Song
Mang-Ha Cheng ...
Chow's Grandmother (as Mang-ha Cheung)
Parkman Wong ...
Ah Man
Bo-San Chow ...
Lily
Victor Hon ...
Bill
Kwong Leung Wong ...
Kwong
Maria Cordero ...
Lounge Singer
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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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The stunt scene which when Ko Chow tried to escape from the police and jumped from second floor to the eave on the first floor, then down to the ground was acted by Chow Yun-fat himself. A stuntman had done a dry run for Chow before shooting while the director arranged to put some tatami and paper-boxes on the eave to protect Chow. The director hid the safety set-up through shooting the scene from a particular angle. See more »

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Ko Chow: [after Wah is killed, Inspector Lau asks Ko Chow to go undercover again, but Chow wants out] I sent in my resignation.
Inspector Lau: I never got it.
Ko Chow: Look for it.
Inspector Lau: Chow, only you know the people that Wah did. You asked for this, remember? You can resign... once we've captured the killers.
Ko Chow: Last time with Shing, it went bad.
Inspector Lau: What went bad? We got him.
Ko Chow: I betrayed a friend.
Inspector Lau: You helped capture scum, all right? This friend ordered the deaths of hundreds. He had to die. You're a cop. Who told you to make friends with ...
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An entertaining actionthriller that inspired Tarantino to make "Reservoir Dogs"s
15 May 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

City On Fire is a fine HongKong-actionmovie about a cop, who goes undercover to arrest a bunch of criminals. Chow Yun-Fat plays the cop with his usual style and class. Director Ringo Lam has created an explosive actionmovie that inspired Tarantino to make "Reservoir Dogs". Good story, good action and good actors! 8,5/10




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