In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most ... See full summary »
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »
A clumsy, easy-going but tough restaurant chef witnesses a murder of a cop. This leads him to a world of trouble, as the killer seeks to silence him. Luckily, the vengeful partner of the dead cop is there to help him.
In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed. One of the actors, Wei Qing, starts seeing strange ... See full summary »
On the course of a case involving terrorists, Sing has been demoted to traffic duty. After feeling insulted being assigned to traffic duty, he quits the police force. Having no money left ... See full summary »
A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from... See full summary »
School On Fire(1988) is a dark, brutal and shocking film from Hong Kong's "docu-drama" director Ringo Lam. This film was meant to be damning expose of the Hong Kong school system and what the future consequences might be if it doesn't get it's act straight. But the censor board whittled away most of the school scenes and kept most of the violent and exploitive subject matter. Even though the film was heavily cut, it's impact is strong. Ching-Ying Lam (MR. Vampire) and Leung Kwong Wong (Ringo Lam regular) play cops that try to topple a local triad boss Roy Cheung (another Ringo Lam regular) with the help of a victimized school girl (Fennie Yuen) and 70's H.K. kung-fu star Damian Lau co-stars as a teacher with morals who risks his job and life to defend his students from the triads and themselves. The direction and style is raw and gritty, it fits perfectly with the subject matter. You can find Ringo Lam's trademark bloody,bone crunching fights and action set pieces along with the usual fine performances from all of the actors. It's a truly depressing and heart wrenching film.
This movie is hard to find. I strongly recommend it and the other "on Fire" films.
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