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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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Lung Ti ...
Sergeant Wong Yat-Chung / Tamerlane (as Ti Long)
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Solicitor Annie Ma
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Sam Mok
Waise Lee ...
Luk Tai-Chiu / Faucet (as Lee Tse Hung)
Sek-Ming Lau ...
Yip Chun-Wan (as Lau Shek Ming)
Andy Chi-On Hui ...
Lo Kam-Shiu / Waterloo (as Hui Chi On)
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Chi-leung Chan ...
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Hon-Chiu Chow
James M. Crockett
Yung-chang Ho
Si Man Hui
Wah-Fan Lam
Hoi Sang Lee ...
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Chung Leung
Gam-San Leung
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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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Luk Tai-Chiu: I, Luk Tai-Chiu, has had the pleasure of being respected by the Big Four Families and by all police. Being your tap, I can handle the society peacefully. Do you know why? Because we are united. But what happens if we're not united?
[pats Brother Chiu]
Luk Tai-Chiu: Give me the chopsticks.
[Chiu hands him the chopsticks. Luk then grabs his hands and uses a pair of pliers to rip off his thumb]
Luk Tai-Chiu: I hope that this is the last unloyal finger that I cut off.
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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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