When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Tony Chiu Wai Leung,
The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves ... See full summary »
Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord ... See full summary »
Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. Written by
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The production stopped for a month after the filming of the teahouse sequence due to script problems. Woo was having problems with Tony Chiu Wai Leung's character; he wanted to show how far he felt HK society had fallen and thus originally Leung's character was to be a psychotic villain based on a real-life psycho who poisoned baby formula. However, (even though Leung was willing to do the role) Yun-Fat Chow felt the role would be bad for Leung's career, and urged Woo to change the script. Woo agreed, and had his friend Barry Wong do a rewrite. Wong died before he could finish the script, so Woo had to complete the script during filming. See more »
When Tequila's partner shoots the undercover cop in the tea house, the blood from his wounds clearly spurts from his vest & not his body. See more »
What are you? It's hard to call you a triad. It's even harder to call you a cop. What rank are you? Sergeant? Inspector? Joker? Should I salute you?
If you like. To you, I'm a criminal. To my mum, I'm a son. To the triads, I'm a hero.
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An action film at heart. The story of gun smuggling is just a backing just big enough to support the relentless action scenes.
Motorcycles exploding in mid-air, cars blowing up, shotguns, pistols, submachine guns, bombs...it's all here.
They all make for some of the best action sequences ever filmed. A good mix of the gritty and realistic with the improbable and totally fake. Though I think that the ending is bit too much. But what can you expect from Woo aside from a molotov cocktail of intense explosive action and violence?
Action and cult movie fans are advised to watch this film, however others might be turned off by it. 7/10
Rated R: intense strong violence
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