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

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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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Lau Ngang
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Chi-leung Chan ...
Psycho
Chun Hung Cheung
Wing-Cheung Cheung
Hung Chun
Victor Hon ...
Kau
Cheung-Tak Hung
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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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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Conventional Story, Great Action Scenes
19 July 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In order to help his friend Sam (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) in a debt with a powerful mobster, Jeff (as Chow Yun Fat) accepts to work for another mobster, Judge (Simon Yam), in a robbery. However, he is betrayed by Judge and attacked by his men, and the coward Sam stays with Judge. Jeff survives the attack, and plots revenge against Judge and his men.

"Xia dao Gao Fei" is a conventional story of betrayal/revenge as many others we haven seen on the screen. The differential of this movie are the great action scenes. The choreography of the fights is amazing, and Ringo Lam uses the same style of camera of John Woo regarding the sequences of the bullets in a gun shot. This story is forgettable, but also a worthwhile entertainment, highly recommended for fans of action movies. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "À Flor da Pele" ("Near the Skin")


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