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Taxi Hunter (1993)

Di shi pan guan (original title)
Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers.

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Mak Suet-Yan
Hoi-Shan Lai
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Kai-Tong Chan
Chun Hung Cheung
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Shu-Gai Heung
James Ha Jim-Si
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Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers.

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Excellent and underrated Hong Kong thriller
16 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taxi Hunter is an excellent vigilante thriller starring Anthony Wong and directed by Herman Yau . They also worked together on The Untold Story the same year and collaborated on two more films as well. Regarded as a Hong Kong Falling Down, I find that to be mostly accurate . Anthony Wong plays a very sympathetic and tragic character .When his pregnant wife gets runned down by a taxi driver he makes it his business to kill bad taxi drivers . He is an otherwise very nice , kindhearted man that sometimes snaps at those who deserve it. So Anthony Wong 's character is a noble, yet unstable antihero that is very easy to like. It must be noted this film was based on a real taxi strike in HK where the public was enraged at taxi drivers that overcharge and treat customers poorly . Yu Rong Gong plays a cop and Wong 's friend and Ng Man Tat is also a cop , but is mostly comic relief. Overall Taxi Hunter is an excellent film and Anthony Wong is one of the best actors around.


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