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Tin joek jau ching (1990)

A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from... See full summary »

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Chien-Lien Wu ...
Jo Jo Huen
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Kingman Cho ...
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Joe Chu
Tiet Wo Chu
Yung Chung
Shui-Chiu Gan
Kwok Wing Ha ...
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Chi-Ming Huang
Shirley Huang
Tung-Kim Hung
Lo Kam
Sandra Lang
Kong Lau
Shan Liang ...
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A story of a bank heist that almost ended in disaster (for the robbers) until their getaway driver Wah Dee (Andy Lau) took a young woman Jo Jo(Jacklyn Wu) hostage. After preventing her from getting killed by his accomplices, both began a forbidden relationship causing mayhem and chaos for their friends and family. Written by Anonymous

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14 June 1990 (Hong Kong)  »

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A Moment of Romance  »

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The denim jacket on Wah Dee's body changed from perfectly put on to loose on one end of his arm, right before and after he slammed Jojo to the ground during their struggle in the field. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tin joek jau ching 3: Fung fo gai yan (1996) See more »

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As If Heaven Has Love
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Lee Kin-Tat
Performed by Fung-Ying Yuen
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melodrama pur
7 May 2002 | by (Vienna,Austria) – See all my reviews

A surprising gem that reaches the highest standard of genre storytelling, pushing its limits into the realm of true art, that which challenges AND moves its viewer. It may be Andy Lau Tak-wah's best role to date. The plot involves gangster Lau's affair with a young rich girl. The melodrama however, quickly reveals itself as the profile of a man desperate to salvage the last scrap of his own moral code. The foolish but romantic character of the upper class teenaged May is best seen as the flesh and blood manifestation of Lau's secret wish for a clean, happy life that he can never have. She represents his own moral potential that could never have flowered in a life devoid of family love and filled instead with poverty, corruption and desperation. Rising just enough above his fellow gangsters to know that he has missed something precious, he recognizes his own lost innocence in the young girl he has taken hostage. His gang brothers demand that he kill her. But, unable to overcome the last vestige of decency left in him. He lets her go instead. This choice, this one act of honor has profound unforseeable consequences for his life and his character. This film delivers hard boiled action, a fragile love story and and a pithy character study for Lau. It explores the personal cost of embracing moral action, the responsibilities of caring and ultimately asks what defines a worthy life. (from Andylausound)


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