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Wild Search (1989)

Ban wo chuang tian ya (original title)
The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but... See full summary »

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Lau Chung Pong / 'Mew-Mew' (as Chow Yun Fat)
Cherie Chung ...
Cher
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Bullet
Paul Chun ...
Mr. Hung
Cheuk Yan Chan ...
Ka Ka
Feng Ku ...
Lee
Kwong Leung Wong ...
Nam
Kong Lau ...
Leong
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ...
Cheong
Elaine Jin ...
Elaine Lee
Yeung-Ming Wan ...
Cop
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Yuen-Tat Chan
Ka-Sang Cheng
Wing-Wai Chin
Joe Chu
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The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but not their young daughter. The suppliers escape, and as their ruthless boss covers his tracks, he goes after the girl, the only witness. They trace her to a safe house, but are killed in the ensuing gunfight. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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3 June 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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Itsu no hi ka kono ai o  »

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Fat's so PHAT
20 June 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

In a bid to see every Chow-Yun Fat movie ever made, my path came to 'Wild ___' a movie made in 1989, when no one outside of Asia heard of this guy. The plot involves Fat, playing a cop (gee what a surprise) getting involved with a sister of slain ammunition suspect. Fat believes that she can lead them to the mastermind of the whole network. While he's doing his job, of course they somewhat fall in love, (which was obvious from the get go) and also play with her young daughter, named (affectionately, I'm sure) Ka-ka. A kid that grates on the nerves after a while I'm afraid. There's also a subplot of her ex-husband that comes back to woo her, and also her relationship with her father. So this is awfully multilayered. Not all of it works, we never really figure out what makes the father figure so bitter, what kind of relationship the family had with the dead lady, and other mysterious questions. Fat, curiously, is well above this material, and is less involved in the weird side plots now that I think about it. He's just involved in the central plot and that's all, thank you very much. One thing to note, it does appear that Fat is doing his own fight scenes, (especially in the end) and some of the stuff (especially with fire) seem awfully dangerous. I guess, when you're an actor looking to make a name, which Fat was back in 89', you're willing to take those risks.


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