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Run and Kill (1993)

Wu syu (original title)
To absolve a debt to a gang for accidentally putting a hit on his wife, a man goes and kills the gang's leader, leaving the leader's brother to seek violent retribution.

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Credited cast:
Kent Cheng ...
Cheng 'Fatty' Kau Ng
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Ching Fung
Danny Lee ...
Inspector Man
Esther Kwan ...
Fanny (as Esther Wing Ho Kwan)
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'Panther' Ho Man Tong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seng-Kwong Chang
Chuen Chiang
Shui-Wah Fok ...
Wah (as Sui Wah Fok)
Chi Man Ho
Dave Lam Jing
Foo-Wai Lam
Ka-Hung Lee
Lily Lee ...
Fatty's Wife
Siu-Ming Lui
Charlie Ng ...
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A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization only to find the leader a psychopath who seeks revenge on his brother, who the mafioso tortured. The psycho blames Fatty, and kills his mother and young daughter. Fatty must kill the psycho to survive. Written by Curt Sackett <sack1017@tao.sou.edu>

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Ching Fung: Daddy I'm all dark, can you recognized me?
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Excellent little shocker
8 January 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

This Billy Tang vehicle is relentlessly grim and relentlessly entertaining. I love that.

Fatty (Kent Chang) accidentally orders a hit on his wife and creates a huge debt for himself that must be repaid. Since Fatty can not repay it, others repay it instead -- with their lives.

Watching a fat guy stress and sweat and fall in a blubbering heap is a highly entertaining experience that must be seen to be believed. The torching of a little girl by super-villain Simon Yam (in a superbly over-the-top performance) pushes the boundaries of on-screen depictions and the gloriously violent finale, where Fatty becomes an unstoppable monster, really delivers the chills.

Danny Lee makes an appearance as -- what else? -- a cop, but he's as useful as pockets on a singlet and never manages to put so much as a dent in the gory proceedings.

Director Tang was on a roll with this, RED TO KILL and DR. LAMB.

This is mostly an action pic, but it also falls into the horror category simply because it doesn't know when to quit being grotesque. Love that, too.


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