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Black Mask (1996)

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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
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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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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1.85 : 1
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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

When Jimmy Jimmy and King Kau's gang notices the fuse which is heading towards the powerboard, Jimmy Jimmy is smoking a cigarette. When Jimmy Jimmy gets the fire extinguisher and climbs the ladder to extinguish the fuse, he no longer has a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [after finding out something went wrong with his friend, Rock] Something's wrong! I'll go to save him.
Tracy Lee: Are we going down the gutter?
Michael: You can't go. It's too dangerous.
Tracy Lee: Why?
Michael: I can't let you take any more risks. If I don't come back in a half-hour, you should leave here at once.
Tracy Lee: Wait. Let me look at your face.
Michael: Why?
Tracy Lee: Because you promised me that.
Michael: You promise you'll keep this a secret?
Tracy Lee: Promise. I won't even tell Tsui Chik, that nerd!
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Connections

Referenced in Undergrads: Roommates (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Thug Love
Performed by Half-A-Mil
Written by Half-A-Mil (as J. Wardlaw) and Just Blaze (as J. Smith)
Produced by Just Blaze
Published by Suite 1202 Music/Half Mil Publishing (BMI) and F.O.B. Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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One of Jet Li's best
13 August 2007 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for strong violence including martial arts combat, some sexual content and language. Quebec Rating:16+(should be 13+) Canadian Home Video Rating:18A

I used to have Black Mask on VHS but I gave it to my cousin a long time ago.It was on TV a few days ago however and I decided to watch it.Black Mask is in my opinion Jet Li's best film.The storyline is pretty good and the fight/action scenes are amazing.Seriously if you like martial-arts film then you will love this movie! The film is about a quiet and nice librarian who before was a test subject for this project to create supersoldiers.While he leads a humble life, all the other people who were test subjects have turned to a life of crime.The cops cant do anything about it so he puts on a black mask and basically becomes a superhero who stops these criminals.Black Mask is an entertaining martial-arts/sci-fi film.


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