Standard Hong Kong action fare
fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness
6 January 2006
Eric Tsang and Alex Man were in dozens of look-alike Hong Kong
actioners in the late 80's and this is no different from many others.
While in jail serving time for a robbery, three cons learn that the
money they stashed in a building is at risk because the building is
targeted for demolition. The cons, Alex Man, Eric Tang and Tsui Siu
Keung, murder the son of the prison governor in their escape from jail
and take a hostage. Complications arise when the governor sends a gang
to kill the trio and a the kidnapped hostage's father hires an
investigator to hunt the kidnappers down. There is an average amount of
gun action and some innovative camera-work, but the film is let down by
leaden pacing and a predictable conclusion.
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