During a period of widespread police corruption, Ti Lung is a stubborn cop who takes on both the mob and the political establishment.

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Sergeant Wong Yat-Chung / Tamerlane (as Ti Long)
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Luk Tai-Chiu / Faucet (as Lee Tse Hung)
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Yip Chun-Wan (as Lau Shek Ming)
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Lo Kam-Shiu / Waterloo (as Hui Chi On)
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Luk Tai-Chiu: [after cutting someone's throat and wiping the blood off his wrist sword with a dollar bill] The less greedy a person is, the easier he'll betray me.
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No Untouchables rip-off this...
14 July 2002 | by (Snohomish, WA USA) – See all my reviews

Unfairly accused of being a shameless HK "The Untouchables" clone, First Shot rises far above the almost comic book feel of its supposed source material.

The story of the fight against widespread corruption in the Hong Kong police hierarchy in the 1970's, this film stars the estimable Ti Lung as "Tamerlane", an unflinchingly honest cop. Tamerlane is shot in the neck by one of his own men for his refusal to overlook the corruption of his colleagues.

After his release from the hospital, he is approached by Maggie Chung's Annie Ma who has been deputized to pursue and prosecute corrupt cops on the HK police force.

Assembling a group of fellow "uncorruptibles"--including, paradoxically the very officer that shot him (Simon Yam's Sam Mok)--repentant and reformed, Tamerlane and his secret squad go after "Faucet" (Waise Lee Chi Hung)--the triad boss who is the financial source of the widespread bribery, murder and mayhem.

The cast is universally excellent--Ti Lung is a strong, dignified--yet haunted Tamerlane. Maggie Chung is a strong female presence, the focal point who holds the group together when tragedy and treachery threaten its existence. Simon Yam has never been more appealing as the tormented but ultimately heroic Sam and Waise Lee Chi Hung plays the evil Faucet to chilling perfection.

For a compelling look into an anti-corruption squad with a story every bit as compelling as Ness's crew--forgo the big screen "Untouchables" and give "First Shot" a watch. You won't be disappointed.


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