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Hak hap (1996)

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 ...
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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 »

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Quotes

Cailyn: [after stabbing Michael with a knife] That's from the Commander. He sent me to murder you...
[holds out her hand to him]
Cailyn: but this time, I can save you, if you'll just come back with me.
Michael: There's more to life than just survival. I'd rather die than go back.
Cailyn: We can start over when this is done, just like you said.
Michael: I've got news for you Cailyn... it's never done.
Cailyn: Michael, it is done, when we've made them pay.
Michael: And just how do you propose doing that? By killing them all?
Cailyn: Once we have the Crimewatch ...
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References Eraser (1996) See more »

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The Enemy
Performed by Diggin' in the Crates (D.I.T.C.)
Written by Fat Joe (as J. Cartagena), DJ Premier (as C. Matin), Lamont Coleman (as L. Coleman)
Produced by DJ Premier
Published by Joseph Cartagena Music, Jelly's Jams (ASCAP), Gifted Pearl Music/EMI-April Music (ASCAP),
Big L Music (ASCAP)
Fat Joe appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Great HK action film
16 February 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and it was a little difficult do that when your brother is making stupid comments in it ever 30 seconds. But this movie I enjoyed, mostly because I'm used to the usual HK action films. Most of the films like this are don't watch it for the story line, watch it for the mindless action. And mindless action is right. You get to see Jet Li Jump, spin, kick, punch, shoot, make impossible jumps and dodge countless bullets. It's true that this movie was released to a broader audience after Li was in Lethal Weapon 4. That is one of the reasons the ratings on this movie dropped. Most people were probably expecting to see a movie that was as polished as a North American film. But you need to remember most HK film budgets aren't nearly as high as a North American film, and the style in a HK action film is usually very different usually requiring in wire work in a lot of them. If you want to see a good action film you should see this just try to ignore the dubbing.

My rating was an 8.


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