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Zi hap chong si: Gung sam (1989)

While investigating a couple of murders in a small town, Sheriff Beck discovers a link to an old murdercase, closed thirty odd years ago.




Credited cast:
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ...
Officer (as Chi-leung Chan)
Happy Chan
Kenneth Chan ...
Lee (as Ken Chan)
Stanley Wu Tai Kit
Esther Kwan ...
Lee Ching-Yee (as Esther Wing Ho Kwan)
Pauline Kwan
Koon-Lan Law ...
Ray Robertson ...
Inspector Alan Bell
Officer Kent Chan
Frank Wheatley ...
(as Frank Wheatly)
Au Ping Keung
Cheung Tsui Fung


Simon Yam plays a straight laced family man who one day is convicted of a crime he says he didn't do. But, with the police nailing him with scientific evidence (dust and cloth fibers) he is convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His wife in desperation turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter while she tries in vain to get her husband released. Cecilia Yip plays the wife and Bill Tung plays a detective who does't fully trust scientific evidence solely to arrest someone. Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <mculibas@cwnet.com>

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Horror | Mystery







Release Date:

9 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Final Judgement  »

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Based on an actual murder case in Hong Kong involving the use of scientific evidence to convict a man of first degree murder. See more »

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Category III Classics: Final Judgement.
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Final Judgement (1993) stars Hong Kong's favorite tragic-couple Simon Yam and Cecilla Yip. Simon Yam plays a hard working family man who's life is turned upside down one fateful night when he's accused of a horrific rape and murder of a young woman. After a well publicized trial and with the prosecution using scientific evidence, Simon Yam is sent off to the big house. But wait, that's just the beginning! Cecilla Yip plays his faithful wife who'll do anything to see her husband released from prison. Is he guilty or innocent? You decide!!

Bill Tung co-stars as a retired police inspector puzzled by the case, Esther Kwan (with horn rim glasses) as a reporter who's doing a magazine article on the case and Paul Chiang (a.k.a. Paul Chu, Chun Pei) as a famous defense lawyer who agree's to help Tung with her case. Great film but depressing film.

Highly recommended.

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