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The Big Heat (1988)
"Seng fat dak ging" (original title)

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Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Waise Lee ...
Chief Inspector Waipong Wong
Joey Wang ...
Ada (as Wang Tsu Hsien)
Matthew Wong ...
Inspector Kwok-Keung Lun
Philip Kwok ...
Detective Ah Kam (as Kwok Tsui)
King Wah Lo ...
Ong Chat Fu (as Lo King Wah)
Kong Chu ...
Ching Han (as Chu Kong)
Sai-Kit Yung ...
Inspector Ka-Nin Ho (as Stuart Ong)
Tsui-Han Mak ...
Maggie (as Mak Tsui Han)
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Ken Boyle ...
Wong's Superior
Roy Cheung ...
Ho's Man
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Assassin
Gam-ming Kwan
Bei-Dak Lai ...
Peter Ng
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Hospital Assassin
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Gangster Who Gets Hand Blown Off
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Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of three other cops uncover is a plot far more sinister than they originally anticipated. Written by Spaz <junebug2@texas.net>

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Inspector Wong and his partners drives a 1975-1983 BMW 3-series coupe during all times in the movie except after being ambushed after leaving the lab. then it suddenly changes to a BMW 5-series of the 1982-1988 generation, a four door proper sedan of the same color as his previous car. In all subsequent scenes he is driving his original car again. See more »

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[repeated line]
Detective Ah Kam: What a mess.
Detective Ah Kam: Then pop, he's gone.
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Classic Chinese Crime Flick
9 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Co-Director Johnnie To who has also created other classic Chinese crime flicks, Fulltime Killer 2001 and Exiled 2006 and co-director Wah Yeung have created another gem in The Big Heat.

Starring Waise Lee who has also been in another classic flick, Bullet in the Head 1990 and another classic Chinese Crime flick, A Better Tomorrow 1986.

Also starring Joey Wang.

Also starring Philip Kwok who has also been in other classic flicks, Tomorrow Never Dies 1997, Crippled Avengers 1978, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky 1991, Shaolin Temple 1976, Master of the Flying Guillotine 1976 and another classic Chinese crime flick, Hard-Boiled 1992.

Also starring Matthew Wong.

I enjoyed the violence and non-stop action.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic Chinese crime flicks, Above the Law 1986, Beast Cops 1998, A Better Tomorrow II 1987, Crime Story 1993, Ebola Syndrome 1996, Flash Point 2007, Full Contact 1992, Gen-X Cops 1999, Invisible Target 2007, Kill Zone 2005, The Killer 1989, On the Run 1988, In the Line of Duty 1986, Vengeance 1970, White Tiger 1996, Burning Ambition 1989, Safe 2012 and Year of the Dragon 1985.


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