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Long Arm of the Law (1984)

Saang gong kei bing (original title)
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Jing Chen ...
Rooster
Ling Chow
Jian Huang ...
Chubby
Lung Jiang ...
Chung
Ben Lam ...
Cop
Wai Lam ...
Tung (as Wei Lin)
James Mou ...
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Wai Shum ...
Tai
Kwong Leung Wong ...
Cop
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Bleak, bloody and action-packed
20 April 2001 | by (Langen, Germany) – See all my reviews

In this first (and best) of a four-part film series a group of men from the mainland illegally enters Hong Kong and soon forms a 'Big Circle' triad gang. It doesn't take long till the police is hot on their trail which inevitably leads to a final shootout. This takes place in the infamous 'Walled City' which was razed to the ground a few months later in real life. So this film is the last chance to behold the labyrinthic chaos of people, goods, narrow alleys and illegality that was the 'Walled City'. If you, like me, prefer the coarse, mangy and dirty Hong Kong action-movies of the 80s over the high-gloss, elegant movies of the 90s, this one's for you.


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