MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 43,374 this week

The Odd One Dies (1997)
"Liang ge zhi neng huo yi ge" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 408 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 12 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Patrick Yau)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 75 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 76 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 303 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 266 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 394 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Odd One Dies" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Odd One Dies (1997)

The Odd One Dies (1997) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Odd One Dies.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

PTU (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
Returner (2002)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With the nickname Peggy, a new recruit is mentored by Dog-Head, while undergoing on-job training while tracking down a gang of well organized armed heist robbers. The police use the surveillance cameras trying to track their identities.

Director: Nai-Hoi Yau
Stars: Simon Yam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Kate Tsui
China Dragon (1995)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At Shaolin Temple in Hunan, the best at Kung-Fu are Yin, a willowy young woman who has mastered supernatural powers, and Loon, a small boy who's a Dervish at martial arts. They go to Hawaii... See full summary »

Director: Yen-Ping Chu
Stars: Siu Lung Sik, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shao-Wen Hao
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two Young couples Lap (Joey Wang) and Rick (Kenny Bee) separates when Lap's Father (Kwan Hoi San) fails a mission, and Lap asks his father's partner Godfather Shen (Chan Wai Man) for help ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Tam
Stars: Kenny Bee, Joey Wang, Tony Chiu Wai Leung
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Wong
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Roy Cheung, Fui-On Shing
School Days (1995)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ao Hsin Chin
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jimmy Lin, Ruby Lin
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Yen-Ping Chu
Stars: Cheng-Yung Chang, Li Wei Chang, Takeshi Kaneshiro
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Yen-Ping Chu
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Nicky Wu, Charlie Yeung
Perhaps Love (2005)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director: Peter Chan
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mermaid pursues a teacher by attending school.

Director: Norman Law Man
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Christy Chung, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mo
Carman Lee ...
The Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-min Byeon
Chi-Shing Chiu
Fung-wah Choi
Foo-Keung Kong ...
(as Fu-Keung Kong)
Suet Lam ...
Mah jong heavy
Do-Yu Lee ...
George
Kim-Wing Lee
Ching Ting Lu
Man-zuk Tin
Chun Kang Wang
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sequel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 May 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Engel der Coolness  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Funky & unique little movie
26 August 1999 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Part of the new wave of Hong Kong productions, very modern and unique.

Takeshi Kaneshiro's best movie persona is that of the lovable loser. (e.g., ANNA MAGDALENA, CHUNGKING EXPRESS) He begins the movie as a completely hopeless and messed up loner who's foolish enough to be beaten and thrown out of a bar, and then goes back in for more beating. You just want to give him a hug.

Carman Lee is the same sort, looking bruised and makeup-less throughout most of the movie, but still beautiful. She needs a hug, too. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that these two orphan-like people end up clinging to each other.

The ending is heart-rending - so much is told without words. It had me clutching my chest with both my hands.

Also, the music is great. Xylophones reminiscent of TWIN PEAKS, and a wacky samba beat is played over a tragi-comic scene in which a gang desperately scrambles to find ice to put their boss's severed fingers in. It's just absolutely cool.

Some violent scenes (aforementioned beating, creative finger-slicing) and a lot of character-building with visual elements. Pre-coital grooming rituals include clipping their nails, and the lovers try on each other's clothes and give each other bad haircuts. Yup, it's that sort of a movie.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Odd One Dies (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?