Hong Kong 97 (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  9 November 1994 (USA)
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Hong Kong 97 takes place, appropriately enough, in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Alexander
Jack McGraw
Katie Chun
Ming-yang Li ...
Selena Khoo ...
Li (as Selena Mangh)
Steve Day ...
Frank Richardson
Wing-Chung Leung ...
Johnny Chow (as Joey Leung)
Nonong Talbo ...
General Woo
Woos Bodyguard
Chad Stahelski ...
Judy McAndrew ...
Jacks Assistant
Joseph Pe ...
Katies Student
Tyrone Victa ...
Navy Lieutenant


Hong Kong 97 takes place, appropriately enough, in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will take charge of Hong Kong the next day. Suddenly, he becomes a target for every two-bit mercenary in the city. With the help of his company mentor (Brion James), a clueless friend (Tim Thomerson), and his ex-girlfriend (Ming-Na Wen), Cameron must unravel the motives behind his sudden target status and escape Hong Kong alive. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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99 years of British rule are about to come to an end...Hong Kong will never be the same.


Action | Drama | Thriller


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9 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Hong Kong '97 - Vaaran valtakunta  »

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The film has never been released on DVD and as of January 4, 2010, Lions Gate has not announced any plans for a DVD release. See more »


When Reg, Simon and Katie enter the lobby in the final shoot-out they enter it from the right. In the background there is a sign saying 'Elevators' with an arrow to the left, but they just came from the elevators so the arrow should be pointing to the right. See more »


Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Hong Kong 97 (2015) See more »

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So bad it's good
3 April 2006 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

We watched one of those rare movies the other night that was so bad, it actually was good.

Improbability piled on top of unlikelihood layered over with banality and stupefying inconsequence.

Other than that, it was quite good.

The first "humping scene" was one minute and ten seconds in. (We have a little pool every time we watch a movie. Usually if you choose any time within the first twenty minutes, you have a chance.) Why stick with it, why not scrap the tape and use it to record Debbie Travis.

Because this movie boggled the mind. Just when you said "it can't get any worse" it did.

But the definitively awful thing about it was the amount of gunplay.

Hi…I don't like your necktie…take that…blam blam.

In one memorable scene, the leading man ---HEY, LOOK AT ME, I'M DOING A BAD IMPRESSION OF PIERCE BROSNAN --- naked and in bed with an equally naked lady (well, I doubt she was much of a "lady") is interrupted by three gunmen.

He rises from the bed, a gun in each hand, which he uses to dispatch the bad guys. BLAM BLAM WHANG ZING BANG Actually, if they were trying to kill this character, they would have been GOOD guys.

But we continue to agonize over our handgun problem.

The reasons for it are pretty obvious when you watch a movie like this

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