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Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980)
"Di yi lei xing wei xian" (original title)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lieh Lo ...
Tan
Chen Chi Lin ...
Pearl
Albert Au ...
Paul
Tin Sang Lung ...
Lung
Biu Law Che ...
Ko
Ray Lui ...
Inspector Lui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Baron ...
Bruce
Kwok-Ming Cheung ...
Interpol Officer
Man Ching Chong ...
Social Worker
Shing-Choi Chu ...
Paul's Mother
Richard Da Silva ...
Uncle Hark
Xiaoyu Deng ...
Interpol Officer
Nigel Falgate ...
Nigel
Ping Fong ...
Woman at Identification parade
Ada Fung Oi-tsu ...
Bank Clerk
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4 December 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Referenced in The Death King (1990) See more »

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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
Taken from the "Star Trek - The Motion Picture" soundtrack
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Most nihilistic movie ever !
26 April 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This one is a punk movie made by a young and (very) angry filmmaker, as dark as dark goes ; not one character is redeemable in this story where a bunch of amateurs killers suddenly brushes with the real stuff. The finale in the Hong Kong cemetery (already featured in John Woo's movies) is prominent remains breathtaking. A masterpiece, but be warned : this is strong stuff that grows up on you, the movie equivalent of music by Skinny Puppy, Korn or Nine Inch Nails. One of my favorite ever (It even was theatrically released in France as "L'enfer des armes" - "Hell by weapons", which describes it perfectly


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