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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
Ching Fung
Danny Lee ...
Inspector Man
Esther Kwan ...
Fanny (as Esther Wing Ho Kwan)
'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 ...
(as Kai-Ming Ng)


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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27 February 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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Brutally violent HK crime thriller
7 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A misunderstanding in a bar puts propane salesman Kent 'Fatty' Cheng smack in the middle of a gang war between Vietnamese blackmailers and Chinese mercenaries. Mercenary Simon Yam, in one of his trademark crazy-eyed psycho roles, blames Cheng for starting the events that lead to his brother's death. His revenge against Cheng's family fills the second half of the film. This film is not for the queasy. Unlike most HK thrillers with their stylized fighting, the violence here comes suddenly and with shocking brutality. The fact that most of the film takes place at night in dark labyrinthine places - warehouses, construction sites - gives the film an effective nightmarish atmosphere as Cheng tries to flee from the demonic Yam.

Also present in this movie is a darkly absurdist comedic sensibility that lets the violent action and the characters go way too far and keep on going, until the effect is almost sickening and yet still entertaining.

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