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Chung Hing sam lam
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If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years...
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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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
Angelo Castilho .... assistant art director (as Ging-Fai Law)
Yat-Sang Pang .... assistant art director
Kwok Keung Tsui .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Tat Leung .... sound recordist
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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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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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
102 min | Hong Kong:98 min | 102 min (international version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Wong Kar-Wai modeled Brigitte Lin's character after Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes's "Gloria", and actress Greta Garbo.See more »
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 »
He Zhiwu, Cop 223:In May's eyes, I'm no different from a can of pineapple.See more »
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63 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Just beautiful., 11 January 2005
Author: prophecy_girl from United Kingdom

Awesome. Amazing film; the second half of which far outweighs the first. Beautiful. Wong Kar Wai's film fills you with the kind of warmth that only Amelie can bestow. Fast-paced but with incredible cinematography and soundtrack. Well worth checking out; if only to say you've seen one of Quentin Tarrantino's favourite films. It's this type of film that puts others to shame. This is how a film should be; exhilarating, exciting and beautiful to-boot. The stories are told with such depth that you can't help but pick out new things every time you view it. A film like this is one that never gets boring; no matter how many times you've seen it. (I'm on my 8th)

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