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The Adventurers (1995)

Da mao xian jia (original title)
Andy was a child when his parents murdered by a double agent in Vietnam, Ray Liu. Andy was raised by his dad's best friend. When he grown up, he became a pilot and Ray was a very powerful ... See full summary »

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Wai Lok-yan / Mandy Chan
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Chien-Lien Wu ...
Crystal Lui 'Chan'
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Paul
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Tung
David Chiang ...
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John Ching ...
Lam Chung / Major Bodar
Siu-Kei Chu
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Ray Lui
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General Buboei
Phillip Ko ...
Wah
Ben Ng ...
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Andy Tse
Kam-Kong Wong ...
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Maggie Wong ...
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Andy was a child when his parents murdered by a double agent in Vietnam, Ray Liu. Andy was raised by his dad's best friend. When he grown up, he became a pilot and Ray was a very powerful and rich man in Vietnam. After his unsuccessful attempt of assassination on Ray, he gather criminal evidence of Ray Liu for CIA in America. Knowing the only link of Ray is his daughter. While pretending a criminal boss to impress Ray and getting closer to his daughter, he fell in love with his daughter. He also did have an affair with Ray's mistress, Mona. Andy was confused while knowing he had to kill the dad of his most loved person in the world. Written by Han Kin Hung <fstchhk@lux.latrob.edu.au>

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The Cinema of Ringo Lam.
20 February 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Adventurers (1995) was a big budgeted film (for Ringo Lam) that spans across three countries. The film begins in Thailand and goes to the United States and Hong Kong. It's also a tale of revenge, a deep rooted one that lasts well over two decades. A young child is the only survivor of a family massacre. His uncle (David Chiang) raises the boy until adulthood (Andy Lau). For many years he has been waiting for the right moment to avenge his family's honor. The kid flies to the United States where he finds his foe. He's strangely attracted to his wife (Rosamund Kwan) and uses her to get back at her sleazy husband. But fate plays a cruel trick upon him because he's also attracted to her daughter. Will she get into his way on his path of vengeance?

A nice high gloss action vehicle for Hong Kong pop star Andy Lau, he commanded a high price for his role (one and a half million U.S.D.). It's a hefty sum but it's worth it because he actually acts pretty well in this picture. Ringo Lam has worked miracles with a lot of difficult actors (Jean Claude Van Damme). Instead of mugging and goofing off in front of the camera, Andy shows emotions and depth into his role. The action is well choreographed and the cinematography is top notched.

Highly recommended.


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