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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)
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Commander Hung (as Patrick Lung)
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King Kau (as Anthony Wong)
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701 Squad Member (as Mouses Chan)
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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 ...
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Suk-yee Chan ...
Librarian (as Chan Suk Yee)
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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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

During the surgery scene (approx. 12:00) one of the high-tech displays is just an ordinary computer monitor playing an animation of the human heart. See more »

Quotes

Commander Hung: The Americans can't help but stick their noses in. Soon their world wide war against drugs will be completely compromised!
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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Live It Up
Performed by Natural Elements
Written by H. Charlemagne, A-Butta (as A. Cruz), L Swift (as L. Lesmond) and Mr. Voodoo (as A. Obiakor)
Produced by H. Charlemagne for Johhny Handsome Music
Published by Johnny Handsome Music (BMI), 125 Music (BMI), L. Lesmond Publishing Designee (BMI),
A. Obiakor Publishing Designee (BMI)
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Superhero
2 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Jet Li behind a black mask? Does that work? I think it does. It's not the greatest movie ever made, but it's a fun little action b-movie that you get here.

The emphasis is clearly on the word "b-movie"! You can't watch this movie expecting a Hollywood Blockbuster. Or anything that would resemble a logical story. It is quite literally a "no-brainer". I have criticized movies for being no-brainers before. Why did I rate this one higher? Because I see it in the context. For example, Black Mask 2 is a "no-brainer" ... but there is nothing there that is entertaining. Here you have some jokes that work, but more importantly you have good choreographed action scenes. All of that is missing in the sequel (if you can call it that ...)


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