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Dragon in Jail (1990)

Yu zhong long (original title)
Henry, a juvenile delinquent, trying to escape life in the ghetto. After releasing from jail, he is bullied by a local tyrant, Charlie. His rich jail mate Wayne, who has become a famous lawyer, decides to help him out.

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Henry Tse
Kenny Ho ...
Wayne
Gigi Lai ...
Winnie Sung
John Ching ...
Skinny
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Charlie Ma
Victor Hon ...
Henry's Father
Yuk Kee Lau ...
Peter
Chun Kit Lee ...
Sgt. Fung's Assistant
Fong Lung ...
C.K. Chong
Fong Pau
Chi-Wai Sin
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Prison Officer
Kin-Wai Yeung
Wai Yiu
Hoi Yan Wong ...
Wayne's Mother
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Henry, a juvenile delinquent, trying to escape life in the ghetto. After releasing from jail, he is bullied by a local tyrant, Charlie. His rich jail mate Wayne, who has become a famous lawyer, decides to help him out.

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27 September 1990 (Hong Kong)  »

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Dragon in Jail  »

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Hong Chen Tian Shi
Performed by Andy Lau
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Serious action drama that entertains!
9 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Andy Lau has long been a favourite of mine. He is handsome, funny, and can hold his own in many action scenes, not to mention the man never seems to age!

Around the late 80's and early to mid 90's, Andy Lau was popping out many films per year that would put most Hollywood actors to shame.

The fantastic Dragon In Jail is one of them!

Brutal, well acted and focusing more on realistic action as opposed to kung fu, Dragon In Jail is quite dark in many ways, with Andy playing an innocent man who gets pulled in to the dark side for all the wrong reasons.

Once in jail, Andy meets Kenny Ho and they both become best friends which serves them both well throughout their journey.

But it isn't all heavy drama and prison scenes. On the outside, we have a host of brutal triad battles that lead to a hard hitting ending that keeps you on the edge until the last scene.

Directed by Kent (Fatty) Cheng, Dragon In Jail may not be recognised around the world much like Infernal Affairs and such, but it is well worth the watch!

Fantastic show!


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