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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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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
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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 ...
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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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10 March 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Run and Kill is an excellent example of what the Chinese do so well - a violent revenge thriller, in the vein of MAN WANTED and RETURN ENGAGEMENT (both also starring SIMON YAM). Kent Cheung plays a mild-mannered man who accidentally involves himself in the murder of his wife when drunk at a nightclub one evening. When he sobers up and realizes what has happened, he goes to the police, headed by DANNY LEE, who find his tale somewhat hard to believe! He soon goes home to find the gang leader who wants his payment for the murder of his wife, and when he can't pay, gets beaten up for his troubles. The plot thickens from here on, but I wouldn't want to spoil it for you. Suffice to say there are a few nasty moments involving a lead pipe, and a burning child....you find yourself really rooting for the hero (?) of the piece as he comes up against the lunatic Simon Yam. This film is based on a true story, which makes it all the more gripping if you can stand the gore and violence on display. Unfortunately, this movie isn't available in the UK, but if you get the chance, it comes highly recommended.


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