An ex-con has spent the last ten years of his life in prison for defending the lives of his best friend and his best friend's sister. While in jail he learns to become a teacher's aide. In ... See full summary »
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An ex-con has spent the last ten years of his life in prison for defending the lives of his best friend and his best friend's sister. While in jail he learns to become a teacher's aide. In school he comes across these troubled teens who start hanging around a sleazy low-level triad that runs a video arcade, luring kids by exchanging games for drug running. He eventually befriends the kids pissing off the triad who gets him fired by digging up dirt on his past. But he doesn't care, he proposes to his girlfriend and she says yes but a student is still held under the grasp of the triad. So he goes back into action to try and free the kid and ridding the neighborhood of the sleazy scumbag. Can he reach the kid and change the kid's ways? Will the ex-con and his girl live happily ever after? Written by
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A light but reasonably entertaining flick featuring Simon Yam as a Triad who eschews his tough-guy past after an unfortunate incident involving a busload of innocent bystanders, the film plays something like an after-school special with added violence, Yam having to win over his girlfriend and students to the light side of the Force. I rented this one simply because I was looking for movies featuring Anita Yuen, and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a diverting hour and a half's viewing. A little sappy, but not bad.
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