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City on Fire (1987)

Lung foo fong wan (original title)
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)
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Fu (as Danny Lee Sau-Yin)
Yueh Sun ...
Inspector Lau / Uncle Kung (as Sun Yueh)
Carrie Ng ...
Hung
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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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13 February 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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Trivia

Inspired Quentin Tarantino 's film 'Reservoir Dogs'. See more »

Goofs

When the bad guys and Ko Chow are being chased by the police, they slam into a police car; yet in the next shot, their car remains intact. See more »

Quotes

Fu: [Fu talks about his family life] You know, my father was a crook. I got it from him. I just hope my son doesn't turn out like me.
Ko Chow: Is your old man still in jail?
Fu: He's been dead for ten years. My father was stupid. He got shot by the police.
Ko Chow: So you despise them?
Fu: Not at all. They were just doing their job, so why should I?
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Superb Heist Thriller!!
2 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I viewed this on late night TV and it immediately grabbed me. It was due to its interesting music, shoot outs, superior cinematography and a brilliant performance by Chow-Yun Fat as the undercover agent sent to join a gang headed by the excellent Danny Lee. Only the ending bears comparison to Reservoir Dogs with the rest of the film building up to this moment. In it's own right this is as good as Tarantino's effort and should be seen by as many people.


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