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

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cynthia Khan ...
Insp. Yeung Lai-Ching (as Cythnia Khan)
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Officer Donny Yan
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Officer Michael Wong
Yat Chor Yuen ...
Luk Wan-Ting
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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)
Ho Chi-Moon ...
Restaurant guest
Wing Cho ...
Loan Shark's thug #1 / CIA agent #4
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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)

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Also Known As:

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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

Donny: [gives madam Yeung a drink] Here, thought it might wake you up.
Madam Yeung: [takes the cup and remembers how Donny saved her and Luk from an attack at the hospital] You're still in Hong Kong?
Donny: It was the way that guy died in questioning. It didn't feel right.
Madam Yeung: [smiles] Who do you think did it?
[Donny doesn't respond]
Madam Yeung: Don't wanna know? Your good friend...Captain Mike Wong.
Donny: Listen up, I was just beginning to like you.
Madam Yeung: You like Michael and that's exactly why you don't wanna consider him. You said it yourself, a cop...
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Masterpiece of the genre
5 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

"In The Line Of Duty 4" is one of the best kung fu movies ever made. I will simply list the reasons:

1) An astounding Cynthia Khan. She looks great, she fights great, and when she's required to, she can also act!

2) An incredible, young, full of I-want-to-show-the-world-what-I-can-do energy Donnie Yen.

3) Fight choreography that cannot be topped (and virtually wire-free, too).

4) Great, skillful, ruthless villains. Guys (and one woman) that make you wonder: can they be defeated?

5) Awesome, death-defying stunts.

6) A take-no-prisoners, anything-goes attitude that is unique to Hong Kong action cinema.

7) A simple and functional plot, that still manages to touch such subjects as friendship, betrayal and the emotional involvement of law enforcers.

Don't miss this film. Rating it within its genre, I give it a full **** out of 4 stars.


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