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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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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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21 July 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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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: [Donny is about to shoot Luk who is escaping, but Madam Yeung stops him] What are you doing?! Damn it, what are you doing trying to save that jerk?!
Madam Yeung: Because he hasn't been convicted of anything. He's still only a suspect.
Donny: [angrily] Look, don't gimme that shit! That guy's a criminal! Are you crazy?!
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Classic Modern Day Martial Arts Flick
18 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director Woo-ping Yuen who also created other classic martial arts flicks, Iron Monkey 1993, Thi Chi Master 1993 and another classic modern martial arts flick, Tiger Cage 2 1990 and was action choreographer on other classic flicks, The Matrix 1999, The Matrix Reloaded 2003, The Matrix Revolutions 2003, Fearless 2006, Kung Fu Hustle 2004, Kill Bill: Vol 2 2004 and was martial arts adviser on the classic flick, Kill Bill: Vol.1 2003 has created another gem in In the Line of Duty 4.

Starring Donnie Yen who has also been in other classic flicks, Ip Man 2008, Ip Man 2 2010, Flash Point 2007, S.P.L. 2005, Hero 2002, Blade II 2002, Once Upon a Time in China II 1992, Dragon Inn 1992, Cheetah on Fire 1992 and Woo-ping Yuen's Iron Monkey and Tiger Cage 2.

Also starring Cynthia Khan.

Also starring Michael Wong who was also in another classic flick, Beast Cops 1998.

I enjoyed the fight and chase scenes.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic modern day martial arts flicks, American Samurai 1992, Best of the Best 2 1993, Bloodmoon 1997, Bloodsport 1988, Broken Path 2008, Chocolate 2008, The Hunted 1995, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back 1991, The King of the Kickboxers 1990, Martial Outlaw 1993, Mission of Justice 1992, Ninja 2009, Ninja Assassin 2009, No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers 1990, The Perfect Weapon 1991 and Versus 2000.


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