MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,123 this week

In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
"Wong Ka Si Sei IV: Sik Gik Sing Yan" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime  |  21 July 1989 (Hong Kong)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 776 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 18 critic

A Hong Kong cop and two American cops are onto a suspected harbor worker and are forced to team up when they discover that the suspect is a witness on the run from CIA agents and their schemers; two corrupt cops.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1054 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 571 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 05 Nov 2013
 
a list of 203 titles
created 25 Nov 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)

In the Line of Duty 4 (1989) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the Line of Duty 4.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Above the Law (1986)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Melvin Wong
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A short-tempered, violent criminal named "White Tiger" is on the run from the police and joins a theater troupe for disguise, killing anyone who angers him or who suspects his identity. One... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Biao Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung, Shun-Yee Yuen
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A plump butcher student of Wong Fei Hung, Lam Sai-Wing (Sammo) gets into trouble with a rival kung-fu school known as Five Dragons and is accused of raping the head of that school's ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tak-Hing Kwan, Biao Yuen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Yuk Long Wong, Louis Koo, Isabella Leong
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

James and John are working in the Commercial Crime Bureau. Jointly they look into a case of which the suspect is an influential rich business man called Lee. James has a girl friend called ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Kwok Leung Cheung, Michael Wong, Sharla Cheung
Action | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!

Directors: Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Dicky Cheung
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok
Tai Chi II (1996)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young Tai Chi master fights Opium smugglers with the aid of his powerful braid while wooing a girl.

Directors: Hsin-Yen Chang, Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Wu Jing, Christy Chung, Mark Cheng
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Kelly Chen, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An ex-cop and divorce lawyer team up with a gangster to clear their names after getting involved in a dirty money scheme led by a vicious money launderer, who plans to expand his business and wipe out anyone who stands in his way.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Stars: Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Wu
The Last Conflict (TV Movie 1988)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Raymond Lee
Stars: Stephen Chow, Donnie Yen, Kong Lau
Sea Wolves (1991)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Siu-Keung Cheng
Stars: Cynthia Khan, Simon Yam, Gary Chow
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cynthia Khan ...
Insp. Yeung Lai-Ching (as Cythnia Khan)
...
Officer Donny Yan
...
Officer Michael Wong
Yat Chor Yuen ...
Luk Wan-Ting
...
Ming
Chiao Chiao ...
Luk's mother
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Drug trafficker
Blaine Lamoureux ...
Officer Peter Woods (as Blaine Camoureux)
Gei Shun Wai ...
Yeung's chief inspector
Michael Woods ...
CIA agent #1
Stephan Berwick ...
CIA agent #2 (as Stephen Berwick)
John Salvitti ...
CIA agent #3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu Cheung ...
(as Chao Chang)
Wing Cho ...
Loan Shark's thug #1 / CIA agent #4
Farid Dordar ...
Thug at pier
Edit

Storyline

Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the mist of their investigation, innocent immigrant dock worker Luk Wan-Ting gets caught up in the mix when he witnesses the murder of an intelligence operative and is framed for the crime. After escaping police custody and after his friend is brutally killed by hired assassins in search of a film negative that Luk lost, he has no choice but to return to Hong Kong until the heat cools off. Donny and Penny Yeung are called in to extradite him with the aid of Captain Michael. Penny believes that Luk is innocent and tries to do everything in her power to help him, while Donny who is skeptical about Luk's innocence, thinks he's guilty and does his best to snap the cuffs on him. As the two do more investigating, they learn that the drug cartel could have connections with rogue C.I.A. ... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

El camino del dragón  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Michael Woods is fighting Donnie Yen on the roof and holding him in an arm lock, Woods head is originally to the right of Donnie's. In the next shot, it has swapped to the other side to be kicked. See more »

Quotes

Luk Wan-Ting: Madam Yeung, you know I'm innocent!
Madam Yeung: [skeptically] I thought you were, but then you ran off to Hong Kong. And you attacked an officer in Seattle.
Luk Wan-Ting: They tried to kill me at the station. Then they killed my buddy when he tried to help me. I guess I'm not sure who I can trust.
Michael Wong: People are less likely to believe your story after how you behaved. Sounds pretty far-fetched. But after we take you back, we'll see what we can do to gather some evidence to back up your stories and find the truth.
See more »

Connections

Follows In the Line of Duty (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Really rather wonderful martial arts action classic
12 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sliding in between the fall of old school kung fu and the enthusiasm for wire-work in the 90's In The Line of Duty (or In The Line of Duty 4 or a variety of other names) is one of the greatest of all kung fu actioners made outside of a traditional setting and one that marvellously bucks the trend for keeping action mostly to a few impressive set pieces rather than spreading it evenly throughout. Here the action comes thick and fast, and as directed and choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping it looks great on screen. Wirework and editing trickery is kept to a minimum and the only impediment to following all the action is its speed and virtuosity that ensures every second of each fight offers up excitement, blink and you're sure to miss a good move and powerful blow. Performances in the fight scenes are at a high from all involved, a young Donnie Yen unleashes a dazzling storm of leg fighting fury, Cynthia Khan melds agility and elegance with her talents in ass whuppery, even in a sad sack role Chor Yuen gets to show off some good moves. There's a fine array of baddies as well, the towering Michael Woods gets a ferocious roof top fight scene whilst John Salvitti excels in an alley confrontation. What plot there is concerns an immigrant (Chor Yuen) who gets accidentally involved with drug dealers and corruption when he is suspected of having a vital tape recording. Fortunately help is at hand from Cynthia Khan's Yeung Lai Ching and Donnie Yen playing the imaginatively named Donny. Further smarts in this line come from Michael Wong playing, yep, you guessed it, Michael Wong. Plot and characters simply aren't an issue in the film though, this is mindless stuff and the sort of film where the plot vanishes into the ether of memory as soon as the film is over but the fighting remains. Occasionally the film makes bizarre feeling forays into comedy, sentiment and police ethics, such interludes are somewhat jarring but never take too long and are approached with such a heart and commitment from the players that its hard to grudge them. There's little more to say since there isn't much to the film, but it is certainly a must see for fans of the genre. The only notable criticism I can make is that the fighting is generally too clean for the amount and force of the blows being exchanged. It means that the fights can go on for a decent quantity of time, allowing maximum showcase of the talents involved, but on the other hand it's somewhat unrealistic as all involved would have been more or less demolished by most of the show-downs. Still, this is only a minor caveat to a wondrously entertaining film. If you like martial arts action and haven't seen this film yet, do yourself a favour and find a copy. You can thank me later…


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Donnie Yens Greatest Performance da_doc2099
Discuss In the Line of Duty 4 (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?