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China White (1989)

Gwang tin lung fu wui (original title)
In Amsterdam - in the time before the legalisation of some drugs and the following growth of competition on the market - takes place a war between the Italian and Chinese mafia because of ... See full summary »

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Bobby Chow
Steven Vincent Leigh ...
Danny Chow (as Steve Vincent Leigh)
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Anne Michaels
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Scalia
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Phong (as William Ho)
Victor Hon ...
One Hand
Kwong Leung Wong ...
Mute (as Tommy Wong)
Feng Ku ...
Uncle Chi
Ricky Ho ...
Kong
Frank Sheppard ...
Rasta
Cahit Ölmez ...
Amead
Rodney Beddal ...
Interpol's Chief (as Rodney Beddall)
Fritz Kampinga ...
Amsterdam Police Captain (as Frite Kampinga)
Saskia Van Rijswijk ...
Henchwoman
Lex de Regt ...
Leo
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In Amsterdam - in the time before the legalisation of some drugs and the following growth of competition on the market - takes place a war between the Italian and Chinese mafia because of the control of the heroin market. Written by Volker Boehm

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Rated R for strong violent action, and for language, sensuality and drug content. | See all certifications »
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4 November 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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Rumbling Sky Dragon Tiger Meeting  »

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Near the end, Billy Drago's character walks out of the courtroom, saying a verdict of 'not guilty' has been passed by the jury. The Netherlands does not have a jury system. See more »

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Ronny Yu's first international film.

China White (1989) was Ronny Yu's first international film. This U.K,/Holland/Hong Kong production was shot in English and was slightly edited for the western audience. The American Wong brothers (Michael and Russell) were supposed to star in the film together but due to prior commitments was unavailable so another western actor Steven Leigh took his spot. Several Hong Kong stars such as Tommy Wong (playing a mute) and the always creepy William Ho appear as well as the director in an interesting cameo spot.

The Chow brothers are in Holland to run the family business. They want to the family business to go legit but the other Asian gangs don't want to and see there move as a face saving move to please the "foreigners" and want to keep on making money the old fashion way. Others want to take their business to even a new low by smuggling drugs and what not. After the Chow elder is gunned down in cold blood, the brothers make their move against any family who's not with them. Can the Chow family keep the families from killing one another or while the streets of Holland flow with the blood of the innocence and gangsters?

A highly underrated movie. I was surprised by how good it was. I haven't seen the Hong Kong version. That would be a huge treat for me. It's longer and has a lot more stars of the Hong Kong Cinema involved with the production. Too bad this film isn't available on D.V.D. The video print i saw was washed out and the sound reproduction wasn't that great.

Highly recommended for action fans.

factoid: This film takes place before the decriminalization of drugs

in Holland.


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