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Release Date:
17 March 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »
Follows the exploits of two car thieves, and the female police officer who is on their trail. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Frankie Chan ... James
Siu Chung Mok ... Bond
Kiu Wai Miu ... Sergeant Tai Hwa Wang
Yukari Ôshima ... Tequila
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle ... Superintendant
Anthony Carpio ... Parking Garage guard
Sheila Chan ... Lan
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Security Guard
Tao Chiang ... Gangster Hsiong (as Kong Do)

Jeffrey Falcon ... Fan-wielding thug (as Jeff Falcon)
Bruce Fontaine ... Thug
Hark-On Fung ... Parking Garage Security Chief (Guest star)
Ken Goodman ... Thug (as Kent Goodman)
Chun Han
Mark Houghton ... Thug
Anthony Houk ... Thug
Jonathan Isgar ... Thug (as Jonathan Gisger)
Sharon Kwok ... Wan
Yiu-Wah Kwok ... Joe
Sing Kwong Lai
Chun Kit Lee
Yat-Ho Leung

Vincent Lyn ... Thug (as Vicent Lyn)
Daniel Mintz ... Thug
Hong-Ning Ng
Michiko Nishiwaki ... Miego
Steve Tartalia ... Thug
Yu Ting ... Uncle Dan (Guest star) (as Yue Ding)
Chun Tong Wong ... (Guest star)
Fan Wei Yee ... Tall Sum (Guest star)
Chan-Chuan Yue ... (Guest star)

Directed by
Frankie Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barry Wong 

Produced by
Frankie Chan .... producer
Wallace Cheung .... executive producer
Lee Wing Lai .... producer
Ivy Law .... producer (as Lo Saun Wai)
Eric Tsang .... producer
Original Music by
Roel A. García 
Cinematography by
Ma Gwan-hwa 
Film Editing by
Lan Hsiao 
Art Direction by
Gwai-Chi Dan 
Costume Design by
Gwai-Chi Dan 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yung Hua Chang .... assistant director (as Cheung Wing Hwa)
Hark-On Fung .... action director
Chi Cheng Ho .... action director
Tin Hung Yee .... assistant director (as Yuk Ting Hung)
Shun-Yee Yuen .... action director
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Tat-Kwong Chan .... stunts
Wai-Leung Lee .... stunt driver
Mark Rivett .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Wing-Kwong Chow .... lighting technician
Wing-Kwong Chow .... lights and grip (as David Chow Wing-Kwong)
Song Kwong Hwa .... assistant camera
Kwong Wah Sung .... assistant camera

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Also Known As:
"Zui jia zei pai dang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Outlaw Brothers" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Australia:97 min | UK:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:RC | Australia:M (cut) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Germany:18 | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) | UK:18 (cut)
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Did You Know?

British martial arts actor Mark Houghton spends much of the movie carrying a sword for his Japanese boss played by 'Michiko Nichiwaki', the original plan was for her to fight with the Tai Chi sword during the finale and while thats the shape of sword that Houghton carries for most of the film, during the finale when he draws the sword, it has now changed to a Chinese broadsword.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the climactic fight in the warehouse, Miego (Michiko Nishiwaki) is wearing flat shoes, but when she's hogtied by Yukari at the end of the fight, she's wearing red heels.See more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sadly, just a kick-boxing pot-boiler, 13 June 2006
Author: Matti-Man from London, England

OUTLAW BROTHERS (UK) had all the ingredients to be a top-notch contemporary Hong Kong action fest. Frankie Chan, Yukari Oshima, a gaggle of "gwei-loh" thugs led by Hung Gar exponent Mark Houghton. It even has the incredible Michiko Nishiwaki, though she's completely wasted here. So what went wrong?

The chief liability is the script. Though it finds room for the required 6.5 kung fu fights and a couple of so-so gun battles, the characters are unfocused. I could see Chow Yun Fat as the car thief romancing police-woman Yukari Oshima (you'd think she would have gotten her teeth fixed, wouldn't you?), but somehow Frankie Chan just doesn't have the charm to be convincing.

It's a real shame because Chan is a major talent, who just seems to make unfortunate choices. He's never really reached the 1982 pinnacle of PRODIGAL SON, under Sammo Hung's direction.

If you want to see Michiko Nishiwaki in a better showcase, try MY LUCKY STARS, where she has a (brief) bout with Sammo Hung, or MAGIC COP where she's really impressive as a weird witch.

Yukari Oshima comes out of this with the most credibility. Her martial arts skills are extraordinary, though I'm not mad on that 1990s "one-style-fits-all" generic martial arts that every choreographer seemed to use at the time. How much more interesting would it have been if some of these characters used real kung fu?

If it shows up on TV, fine, but I wouldn't go out and buy this on DVD ...

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