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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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As a film produced by a Triad backed/run production company, A-listers Andy Lau, Carina Lau, and Alex Man, together with a few other B-listing actors were reportedly forced by the Triad to make minor appearances in the film's Hongkong version release, but was used as major selling points and was featured in the Hongkong promo posters as well as synopses. These were no surprising secrets due to the Triads' open involvements in the 1990s' Hongkong film industry. See more »

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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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This China white is the real deal
20 January 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Here's a story that really sticks by it's guns, somewhat based on a true story, or not, as we learn in an afterword at it's end. It's a tight action thriller with lots and lots of action, in wonderfully staged shootout sequences, you almost feel you're in a John Woo film, and even though you aren't, this is what makes it the more impressive. The story that takes place in beautiful Amsterdam, between the warring Italian and Chinese mafia, to properly control the heroin market, you almost have flashes of Ferrara's China Girl, both these films incidentally, starring the cool Russell Wong, an underused actor, and one my favourite Asian stars. His younger and sometimes, hot headed brother, played adequately by the much lesser known Steven Vincent Leigh, (both small players in the drug game) is the less serious brother who likes to have fun, and that includes getting a little payback and bedding beautiful women that stand in window fronts, one sadly meeting her demise, an expendable victim in a shootout scene. What a waste. Two other assets are of course, the deadly, and evily faced Drago, an untouchable Italian drug lord, who steals the scenes, and his lethal right hand, a silent partner you could say, and she's feminine with hands that will paralyze you before you're shot up with heroin during the Q and A, you'll actually be checking your neck and throat, later. Wong also makes the mistake of falling in love with a beautiful woman, who's more than just a casino chick, her act of vengeance in it's finale, will catch you by surprise. CW is an underrated and very good quality film, that has almost everything, you will find when viewing it. This is one of the many examples of films, that are unjustly passed off because it didn't play theatrically. Hopefully you'll looks pass this, when choosing this one.


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