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City War (1988)

Yi dan hong chun (original title)
Two cops--both partners and best friends--find their friendship and their lives at stake when they try to take down a ruthless drug dealer.

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(as Sun Chung)

Writers:

(as Lo Tung), (as Leung Wai Ting) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Officer Dick Lee Chiu (as Chow Yun Fatt)
Lung Ti ...
Officer Ken Chow (as Ti Lung)
Niu Tien ...
Penny (as Tien Niu)
Norman Chu ...
Ted Yiu Tat (as Chui Siu Keung)
Mary Hon ...
Mrs. Yee
Teresa Carpio ...
Maid
Lieh Lo ...
Uncle Kuen (as Lo Lien)
Ka Ding Lee ...
(as Lee Ka Ding)
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Bobby (as Michael Chow)
Kwai Sing Wong ...
(as Wong Kwai Sing)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Chan
Chi Fai Chan ...
Yiu Tat's Henchman
John Ching ...
Rex
Ling Chow
John Ladalski ...
Foreign Boss (as John V. Ladalski)
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Storyline

Detectives Dick Lee (Chow Yun Fat) and Ken Chow (Ti Lung) have different ethics and ways of working but after a tense confrontation with a major Triad boss, they must put aside their differences and hunt him down before they are both killed. Written by HoskinsMan

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Together They'll Tear It Apart!

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Release Date:

21 December 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Obvious dummy used in place of Ti Lung's child in the arms of the mainland hitman who falls from the roof. See more »

Quotes

Ken Chow: What? What are you looking at? Do you see six eyes or five noses on my face?
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Connections

Referenced in Ninja Mission 2000 (2000) See more »

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Brutal and melodramatic HK action classic
12 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

City War is a gritty, grim and hard hitting melodramatic action movie .Chow Yun Fat and Ti Lung team up again (this was released one year after A Better Tomorrow 2) for some more heroic bloodshed . Even though our protagonists are cops , I do consider this a heroic bloodshed film. Ti Lung is a tough , bad tempered cop named Kerosine Ken. Ken put away triad baddie Ted Yiue( played most vicious by Norman Chu) and now that he is out of prison is looking for revenge.CYF plays Ken 's buddy is a smooth talking hostage negotiator and ladies man.There is a little comedy early on but disappears as the film builds to its violent, nihilistic climax.As things rapidly go to hell CYF and Ti Lung go all out for revenge.Director Sun Chun did a fine job on this film . While in the same vein as John Woo's films, City War is much darker, gritty and gloomy in tone and style .With the incredible talent and chemistry of CYF and Ti Lung , City War really holds up well as an awesome work of heroic bloodshed.


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