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Chung Hing sam lam
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Release Date:
8 March 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years...
Plot:
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than meets the eye in unusual tale of two HK cops See more (152 total) »

Cast

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Brigitte Lin ... Woman in blonde wig (as Ching-hsia Lin)

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Cop 663
Faye Wong ... Faye

Takeshi Kaneshiro ... He Zhiwu, Cop 223

Valerie Chow ... Air Hostess
Chen Jinquan ... Manager of 'Midnight Express'
Lee-Na Kwan ... Richard (as Guan Lina)
Zhiming Huang ... Man
Liang Zhen ... The 2nd May
Songshen Zuo ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vickie Eng ... Bar Maid (uncredited)

Lynne Langdon ... Complaining Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Kar Wai Wong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar Wai Wong 

Produced by
Pui-Wah Chan .... executive producer
Yi-kan Chan .... producer
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Fan-Kei Chan)
Michael Galasso 
Roel A. García 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Wai-Keung Lau 
 
Film Editing by
William Chang 
Kit-Wai Kai 
Chi-Leung Kwong 
 
Production Design by
William Chang 
 
Art Direction by
Wai Ming Yau 
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Makeup Department
Lee-Na Kwan .... makeup artist (as Guan Lina)
Zhenglin Li .... hair stylist
Yuhao Wu .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jacky Yee Wah Pang .... production supervisor (as Jacky Pang)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnnie Kong .... first assistant director
Shaoting Zeng .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ging-Fai Law .... assistant art director
Yat-Sang Pang .... assistant art director
Kwok Keung Tsui .... assistant art director
 
Special Effects by
Weijue Deng .... special effects
Yunda Ding .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Xiaolong Cheng .... visual effects
 
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... video colorist
 
Music Department
Noor Jehan .... playback singer (as Nurjehan)
 
Other crew
Michel Burstein .... press attache: France
Keung Chan .... script continuity
Ye-cheng Chan .... presenter
Johnnie Kong .... production advisor
Norman Law Man .... planner
Ji-ling Ng .... caterer
Yuen-Tai Ting .... technical advisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chung Hing sam lam" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Chung King Express" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Hong Kong Express" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
102 min | Hong Kong:98 min | 102 min (international version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
The film's split structure came from the need to whip up the movie in short order.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: The woman in the blonde wig had no apparent opportunity to get the beeper number except from Cop 223 himself the night before, and he wouldn't have started to abandon his beeper as useless if he had just given someone new the number.See more »
Quotes:
He Zhiwu, Cop 223:In May's eyes, I'm no different from a can of pineapple.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Midnight Express (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Know Oneself and Each OtherSee more »

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41 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
More than meets the eye in unusual tale of two HK cops, 14 January 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Wong Kar Wai triumphs stylistically in Chungking Express, a beautiful movie that places two fingers right on the throbbing pulse of what it means to be lovesick. Some viewers will not appreciate the director's decision to fracture the narrative into two distinct stories, but multiple viewings should cure any doubts. Hypnotic editing and camerawork capture a mood and tone that is equal parts Blade Runner and Breathless, and the principal performers are all delightful to watch. Memorable use of music additionally adds to the film's strength, along with a number of unique vignettes and quirks of character (think expired canned pineapple, a toy airplane and new additions to a fish tank, for example) that take unsuspecting audiences by surprise.

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