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Black Mask (1996)
"Hak hap" (original title)

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A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

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Inspector 'Rock' Shek Wai-Ho (as Lau Ching Wan)
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Yeuk Laan (as Françoise C.J. Yip)
Kong Lung ...
Commander Hung (as Patrick Lung)
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King Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Moses Chan ...
701 Squad Member (as Mouses Chan)
King-fai Chung ...
Police Commissioner (as Chung King Fai)
Ken Lok ...
Yeuk Laan
Lawrence Ah Mon ...
Operating Room Doctor (as Lawrence Ahmon)
Henry Fong ...
Ricky Tai
Mei-Yee Sze ...
Chief of Library (as Sze Mei Yee)
Roy Szeto ...
Szeto
Suk-yee Chan ...
Librarian (as Chan Suk Yee)
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Storyline

Micheal, a former test subject of a project to create supersoldiers, is forced to escape with his comrades after the project was cancelled. Months later, he is trying to have a quiet life as a librarian with a tough cop as his best friend. However, a string of vicious gangland murders begins that has all the markings of his former compatriots who seem to have turned to violent crime. Realizing that the police are helpless to fight these soldiers, Micheal decides to take them on himself. Donning a mask to protect his identity, Micheal must fight these powerful villians as the mysterious superhero known only as Black Mask. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including martial arts combat, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,449,692 (USA) (14 May 1999)

Gross:

$12,491,455 (USA) (30 July 1999)
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Trivia

The games Tracy plays on the Sega Saturn while locked inside Black Mask's apartment are "Virtua Fighter 2" and "X-men: Children of the Atom." See more »

Goofs

Safety cable and harness visible during the fight scene on top of the industrial complex See more »

Quotes

Commander Hung: [approaches with a rail gun] Teacher. You wanted to be a human. Now you can die like one.
Michael: [removes the black mask] Thank you. I'm honoured. I'd rather die... then live like you.
Commander Hung: Have it your way then, teacher! I'm happy to oblige you!
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Connections

References Universal Soldier (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Attack Is On
Written and Performed by D.V. Alias Khrist
Produced by Knotts for Teamsta Productions
Published by Malad Mixture Publishing (BMI)
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Seriously awesome fight sequences!
2 April 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story would never win awards, but that's not what it's about... the script was just entertaining and suspenseful enough to make room for the incredibly choreographed fight scenes. Who needs a story with fighting like that? Really, it's worth watching for that reason alone. IF you can handle the gore, of which there is a LOT... none of it done realistically enough to be tough to look at. I gave it a 7.


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