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The Big Heat (1988)

Seng fat dak ging (original title)
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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Cast

Credited cast:
Waise Lee ...
Chief Inspector Waipong Wong
Joey Wang ...
Ada (as Wang Tsu Hsien)
Matthew Wong ...
Inspector Kwok-Keung Lun
Phillip Chung-Fung 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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle ...
Wong's Superior
Roy Cheung ...
Ho's Man
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Assassin
Kam-Ming Kwan ...
(as 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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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22 September 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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Big Heat  »

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Some of the scenes were directed by uncredited producer Hark Tsui. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Waipong Wong: [Wong and Lun are being tailed by two assassins] That bastard is still following.
Inspector Kwok-Keung Lun: I know I've failed. Tried twice to meet the guy.
Chief Inspector Waipong Wong: I didn't mean you. I meant those guys are tailing us again.
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Warning: Extremely brutal high paced HK police action
1 December 2001 | by (Kista, Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Big Heat is no masterpiece, the editing is sometimes sloppy, the music score is stolen fragments thrown together, there are a few seconds unnecessary comic relief here and there (but only seconds), the acting is often mediocre (even though Waise Lee is okay), the camerawork is not very impressive, the dialogue is nothing special and the story is nothing new.

But despite the obvious flaws, if you like your movies violent you will be entertained.

This is one brutal movie. You will see people get massacred and torn to pieces, you will see gunshots to the head, gunshots with beautiful bloodsquibs and much more extreme violence well scattered from the shock beginning to the brutal ending. I can assure you that the incredible death by car scene is the most violent you have ever seen. The other reviewer Brian Camp has already mentioned the exciting and of course extremely violent elevator shaft scene. Not even the children are safe in this movie, unlike Hollywood movies were they don't even dare to get a dog killed. The pacing is good so you will not be bored and the story is no masterpiece but it works. It is about revenge and those stories seem to work no matter how many revenge movies you have seen. We need bloody revenge. If you do not like brutality do not see this movie. 8 / 10.


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