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Black Mask (1996) More at IMDbPro »Hak hap (original title)

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


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  (in credits order)

Jet Li ... Tsui Chik / Black Mask

Ching Wan Lau ... Inspector 'Rock' Shek Wai-Ho (as Lau Ching Wan)

Karen Mok ... Tracy Lee

Françoise Yip ... Yeuk Laan (as Françoise C.J. Yip)
Kong Lung ... Commander Hung (as Patrick Lung)

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... King Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Xin Xin Xiong ... Jimmy Jimmy

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)
Nunzio Caponio ... 701 Squad member (as Caponio Nunzio)
John Whitney ... 701 Squad member (as John J. Whitney)
Glenn Peters ... 701 Squad member

Winston Ellis ... 701 Squad Member (as Winston G. Ellis)
Charles Shen ... Kau's Thug
Russ Price ... Rocket (as Russell A.C. Price)
Victor Haiti ... 701 Squad member
Mike Lambert ... 701 Squad Member (as Michael Ian Lambert)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Alexander ... 701 Squad Member

Corey Burton ... Commissioner (voice)

Glen Chin ... (voice)

June Christopher ... (voice)

John DeMita ... Tsui Chik / Black Mask (voice)

John DiMaggio ... Ricky Tai (voice)

Alex Fernandez ... Tony (voice)

Carlos Ferro ... Kaio (voice)

Eddie Frierson ... (voice)
Raymond Fung

Archie Hahn ... (voice)
Susan Hickman ... (voice)

John Hostetter ... (voice)
Koan Hui ... Bomb Squad Operator

Dana Lee ... (voice)
John Lee ... Commander (voice)
Luisa Leschin ... (voice)
David Leung ... Jimmy Jimmy (voice)

Sherry Lynn ... Tracy Lee (voice)

Matt McKenzie ... Inspector Rock Shek Wai-Ho (voice)

Scott Menville ... Additional Voices

Jonathan Nichols ... (voice)
Andrew Philpot ... Lieutenant (voice)
David Rasner ... (voice)

Dwight Schultz ... King Kau (voice)

Mark Shera ... (voice)

Tara Strong ... (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Yung Kwan ... Kau's Thug (uncredited)
Bing Lei Li ... Black Mask double (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Lee 
Writing credits
Hark Tsui (screenplay) (as Tsui Hark) &
Koan Hui (screenplay) &
Teddy Chan (screenplay) (as Teddy Chen) &
Joe Ma (screenplay)

Ann Hui  uncredited
Chi-Ming Pang  comic story (uncredited)

Produced by
Teddy Chan .... associate producer (as Teddy Chen)
Tiffany Chen .... administrative producer
Hark Tsui .... producer (as Tsui Hark)
Original Music by
Teddy Robin Kwan  (as Teddy Robin)
DJ Revolution 
Ben Vaughn 
Cinematography by
Tony Cheung  (as Cheung Tung Leung)
Film Editing by
Ka Tai Cheung  (as Cheung Ka Tai)
Ka-Fai Cheung  (as Cheung Ka Fai)
Ettie M. Feldman 
Production Design by
Bill Lui 
Eddie Ma 
Art Direction by
Bill Lui 
Eddie Ma 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Mabel Kwan 
Makeup Department
Justo D. Cascante III .... special makeup effects artist
Rachel Kong .... hairdresser (as Rachel Kwong)
Tooke Lee .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Au .... assistant production manager
Ken Kaplan .... post-production supervisor (english version)
Marco Mak .... post-production manager (as Mak Chi Sin)
Steven Ng .... unit manager
Dana Reid .... executive in charge of production
Bonnie Shum .... assistant production manager
Kam-Ming Wong .... assistant unit manager (as Wong Kam Ming)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pou-Soi Cheang .... second assistant director (as Cheang Pou Soi)
Koan Hui .... assistant director
Chung-Yu Lee .... second assistant director (as Teddy Lee)
Kavin Leung .... assistant director
Benny Luk .... second assistant director
Hing Fan Wong .... second assistant director (as Wong Hing Fan)
Ann Hui .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Chak Wing Cheung .... property master (as Cheung Chak Wing)
Sung Pong Choo .... storyboarding
Kin Wah Ko .... assistant property master (as Ko Kin Wah)
Raymond Kwok .... assistant art director
Chung-Sum Lam .... head construction (as Lam Chung Sum)
Kenneth Mak .... assistant art director (as Ken Mak)
Alex Mok .... assistant art director
Chung Ching Wong .... assistant art director (as Wong Chung Ching)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley walker (as Greg Barbanell)
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound effects assistant (as Jeff Brunello)
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Ming Yang Chen .... dialogue: Mandarin (as Chen Ming Yang)
Paul Curtis .... supervising sound editor
Marc Fishman .... re-recording mixer
Akbar Ali Goolam .... sound transfer
John Garret Gorman .... sound recordist (as Gary Gorman)
Rebecca Hanck .... sound effects editor
Alan Hunter .... foley artist
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Sid Knowles .... foley recording engineer
Eric Lewis .... assistant adr engineer: English dialogue
Juliet Phillips .... foley artist
Mark Phillips .... sound re-recording engineer
Scott Reed .... sound re-recording manager
Joan Rowe .... foley walker (as Joanie Rowe)
Ernie Sheesley .... dialogue recordist
Liz Sroka .... re-recording mixer
Johan Theron .... sound effects editor
Nicci Van Niekerk .... sound effects editor
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects editor
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects (as Ng Kwok Wah)
Michael J. White .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Stephen Ma .... visual effects
Ricardo Alexander .... stunts
Siu Wah Chan .... stunts (as Chan Siu Wah)
Kwai Po Chun .... stunts (as Chun Kwai Po)
Sam Kai-Sen Huang .... stunts (as Huang Sen)
Huen Chiu Ku .... martial arts coordinator (as Ku Huen Chiu)
Dion Lam .... martial arts coordinator
Fu-Wai Lam .... stunts
Mike Lambert .... stunts
Chi Wah Ling .... stunts (as Ling Chi Wah)
Xin Xin Xiong .... stunts (as Xiong Xin Xin)
Woo-Ping Yuen .... martial arts fight director (as Yuen Wo Ping)
Russ Price .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Nin Chan .... gaffer: second unit (as Chan Wai Lin)
Chi Fai Chow .... best boy (as Chow Chi Fai)
Pui Lun Ho .... dolly grip (as Ho Pui Lun)
Kit-Cheong Kei .... assistant camera
Kwok-Man Keung .... camera operator: second unit (as Keung Kwok Man)
Kwok-Man Keung .... second cinematographer
Tsan Cheong Kie .... focus puller (as Kie Tsan Cheong)
Albert Sum .... gaffer
Sunny Tsang Tat Sze .... gaffer (as Tsang Tat Sze)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Siu Lan To .... wardrobe assistant (as To Siu Lan)
Editorial Department
Marco Mak .... post-production coordinator
David Kebo .... english adaptation (uncredited)
Music Department
Tree Adams .... composer: additional music (as Adam Hirsh)
Babu .... musician: additional scratching (as DJ Babu)
Marc Bonilla .... composer: additional music
Brian Cox .... music supervisor
Jed Grodin .... music supervisor
Roc Raida .... musician: additional scratching (as DJ Roc Raida)
Rob Swift .... musician: additional scratching
Marc Bonilla .... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Heung .... presenter
Huen Chiu Ku .... martial arts coordinator (as Ku Huen Chiu)
Kavin Leung .... continuity
Kit Wong .... production accountant
Pauline Yeung .... service
Pauline Yeung .... tea lady
Woo-Ping Yuen .... martial arts director (as Yuen Wo Ping)
Cathy Ziehl .... assistant to studio vice president (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hak hap" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence including martial arts combat, some sexual content and language
99 min | 89 min (USA)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Dolby Stereo)
Australia:MA | Canada:18A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (2000) | Germany:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:IIB (cut) | Hong Kong:III (original version) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (direct to video) | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R (certificate #36739)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Inspector 'Rock' Shek:[after a 701 member cut off his own hand to break free of handcuffs] I had the key!See more »
Movie Connections:
Asian DetectiveSee more »


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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
This movie rocks!!, 15 January 2006
Author: coldstick from United States

I have no idea why this flick is getting such a bad rap by so many IMDb users (Some are saying it's his 'worst movie ever.' What?? Haven't any of you seen Cradle 2 The Grave?) My favorite criticism is that the plot is totally stupid, and just an excuse to hang all of the action sequences on. Duh! What the crap were you expecting from a Jet Li movie? Did you honestly believe that someone thought up the story, then just loaded it up with action? Of course not! Black Mask is awesome, wall-to-wall action throughout nearly it's entire running time. It's also deliciously gruesome, and we get plenty of severed limbs, decapitations, and creative ways of watching the bad guys (and quite a few innocent people, too!) get slaughtered. Most of Li's other martial arts films are nursery-school when compared to Black Mask; there is no holding back on the gratuitous violence, bloodshed, or action sequences whatsoever! And that made me a happy camper. Again: if you go into a Jet Li movie expecting magnificent dialog and an intriguing plot, you are going for the wrong reasons. Black Mask is probably my favorite of his movies (though, beware of the horrendous dubbing).

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