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Island of Fire (1990)
"Huo shao dao" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1990 (Taiwan)
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

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Credited cast:
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Lung / Steve Tong
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Lau / Boss Lee
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Fatty Liu Hsi Chia / John Liu
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Wei Wang / Andy Lau
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Kui / Lucas
Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Prison Chief / Prison Superintendent (as Chun-Hsiung Ko)
Chung-Hua Tou ...
Chiu / Charlie
Barry Wong ...
Inspector Wong
Chuan-Chen Yeh ...
Fong
Jack Kao ...
Ho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wang An
Chung-kuei Chang
Kuo-Chu Chang ...
Miao-sheng / Seng
Rachel Chang ...
Woman in the rain (as Chang Shui-chu)
Shui-chu Chang
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Storyline

Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption. Written by Hans Wadsten <dubl@swipnet.se>

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prison | death | warden | corruption | gun duel | See more »

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When you're looking for the living dead you start your search in hell!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1990 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner  »

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Jackie Chan vs Andy Lau
13 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Story takes place in a prison. Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Hung and few other stars of the era. The movie is supervised by Jackie Chan's old colleague Jimmy Wang Yu.

The plot is about a prison where the convicts are part of a recruitment program to do special biddings for the government. The selection criteria is not obvious, but it seems that one's who had a fight in the prison and fought well got recruited. Who the true culprit is, and what twist in the plot there is at the end must be seen.

It's one of few movie where Jackie is not the star. There's also a rare fight scene between Jackie and Andy Lau.

It's hard to categorize what this movie is. It's a generic action movie, but there's lot of super A list actors appearing just as a co-star. Unfortunately they are under utilized, and the movie fails to achieve stellar performance it could have had.

Maybe this was movie made based on friends getting together, and chipping in their talents. This would have been possible with someone with Jimmy Wang's clout.

The movie is somewhat of an enigma in Hong Kong movie history.


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