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China White (1989)
"Gwang tin lung fu wui" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  4 November 1989 (Hong Kong)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Heroic Bloodshed in Amsterdam
8 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

After a long time I have finally been able to get a copy of this and watch it again. Now I do know that there are several versions out there so there is no sure way to tell if the version I saw now is the same as it was the first time I saw it. The action is still top notch. Only those sequences aren't as long as one would expect from a movie in the genre. I have seen a lot of so called heroic bloodshed titles that tried to copy the master John Woo and never came close to it. "China White" is much better than most but also fails to come close of what John Woo has defined. There is one very big plus and that is the setting.Which is China town in Amsterdam. You get the impression it is a large district. But having lived in Amsterdam myself I know it is only a small area part of the red light district which happen to have a lot of Chinese stores and restaurants. But because of the way they shot the movie it actually looks like a big and important territory where people know not to mess with the triads. Besides the action "China White" is a somewhat compelling gangster drama with some decent acting. But could have used more intrigue if the focus was on the story. Russel Wong and Billy Drago do what they can with the material they are given. After careful consideration and comparing it to other titles in the genre this movie still is strong enough.Certainly worth watching.


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