Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
The powerful mobster Leung, who is protected by the dangerous and wicked Huan Fai, sells two hundred Japanese weapons and ammunition to a Chinese gang. He uses the smuggler Luy Fu to bring ... See full summary »
Ducky is hired by Rich Chen to transport the "diamonds" he stole from Uncle Pai Mary. Uncles Tough Guy and Mary would like to get the diamond from Ducky, so they volunteer to relieve Ducky of his responsibility.
A doofus wins the lottery. He and his best friend live it up until a fortune teller tells him that he's going to die. So, the doofus goes to the doctor and after a mix-up his fears come ... See full summary »
A shmo makes a deal with the devil so he can become a great Pop star just to impress his dream girl. After he makes the deal, a catholic priest hangs around him to try and convince him that... See full summary »
Josephine Siao is hired by a C.E.O. to teach his father manners and how to act like a "gentleman" in public. A goofy slapstick comedy that also features Ricky Hui as Josephine's long ... See full summary »
The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves ... See full summary »
An omnibus of tales from the three directors, Sit, Maka and Woo. Each dealing with true love and romance. The third and the best one of the tales deals with a hen-pecked husband trying to ... See full summary »
Starring James Tien and Carter Wong, the two begin as friends yet are torn apart by the enemy and the heart of a girl.
This was only John Woo's second effort as a director, but kung fu fans have noted "this looks like a mature Woo picture, with lots of zooming shots and liberal use of slow motion." The same person says, "Though Woo is credited as the screenwriter, one gets the sense that perhaps Golden Harvest insisted the female-oriented scenes (complete with mud wrestling and catfights in a bathhouse) be placed in to increase the 'production value'.
I hardly claim to be an expert on Woo or martial arts films. Heck, I can barely even claim to be a fan, having seen more than the average person but far less than the average kung fu fan. I will just have to take this critic's word for it.
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