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Full Contact (1992)
"Xia dao Gao Fei" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 July 1992 (Hong Kong)
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Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

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Gou Fei (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Judge
Ann Bridgewater ...
Mona
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Bonnie Fu ...
Lau Ngang
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Chi-leung Chan ...
Psycho
Chun Hung Cheung
Wing-Cheung Cheung
Hung Chun
Victor Hon ...
Kau
Cheung-Tak Hung
Foo-Keung Kong ...
(as Fu-Keung Kong)
Kai Wing Lam
Kwok-Kit Lam
Wah-Fan Lam
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In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he can follow through with his plan. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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His friends offered him loyalty, until greed caused betrayal. See more »


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This film did poorly at the Hong Kong box office, where fans were not interested in seeing Yun-Fat Chow play a violent criminal. It was however a critical and cult favorite in the US and UK. See more »

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During the nightclub shootout, Jeff's gun changes between a 9mm Beretta to a Smith & Wesson .45ACP and back again between shots. See more »

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Chung: [Jeff gets into a fight with Hoodlum, the Thailand crime boss and after escaping Hoodlum's thugs, the group tries to consider what their options are] We've had it! That bastard runs the whole damn city! There's no other choice, we've gotta kill him.
Jeff: And what good's that? Can't kill his whole gang.
Mona: [to Sam] Do you think you could offer him more interest on the $40,000?
Sam: That won't work. It's our lives he wants not money.
Chung: Are you crazy? Think he'd refuse money?
Jeff: Money? He's got loads. I made him lose...
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Has to be seen to be believed.
18 September 2000 | by (Richmond, KY) – See all my reviews

Action films are a dime a dozen. Many really suck. A few stand out. Of all the action fims I've ever seen in my life, this one held me as much as any not directed by John Woo. The gun battle toward the end of the film is exhilarating. Any action fan that thinks "Matrix-style" slow motion bullets are the end-all, be-all of effects should check "bulletride" effect at the end of this film. And to its amazing credit, this film was made without the help of Hollywood digital effects. I haven't even mentioned CHOW YUN-FAT. He is AWESOME in this film. The man is as bad-ass as Mel Gibson any day. "Full Contact" is based on the same book as "PayBack." Let me tell you this film runs ring around payback in areas of acting, directing, violence and coolness. There is no substitute for Chow Yun-Fat. If you're dying for a style filled actioner and have exhausted your John Woo collection, then check out "Full Contact."


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