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Full Alert (1997)

Go do gaai bei (original title)
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »

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Inspector Pao
Francis Ng ...
Mak Kwan
Amanda Lee ...
Chung Lai-Hung
Jack Kao ...
Zang
Monica Chan ...
Yee
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Brother Fai
Kar Lok Chin ...
Bill
Wing Lim Cho ...
Ah Chung
Emily Kwan ...
Maria
Yeung-Wah Kam ...
Ko (as Andrew Kam)
Kam-Cheong Yung ...
Yung
Marcus Fox ...
Ah Sang
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Bo-Law Kei
Ka Lok-Shi ...
(as Carlos)
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Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. Jockey Club. Written by Anonymous

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Unexpectedly powerful
23 December 2004 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

Lau Ching Wan turns in an powerful performance as a tough cop who goes over the line in pursuit of his quarry and alter ego, played masterfully by Francis Ng. The film transforms from a formula competition between cop and robber midway through the film, to a gripping portrait of two men who must live with the life-and-death decisions that they make in their line of work. Who would have thought that such a shoot-em-up movie would address such deep issues, and do it so successfully? The director, Ringo Lam, is quite versatile, having also directed the excellent Jackie Chan action comedy "Twin Dragons," as well as star vehicles for Jean Claude Van Damme and Shu Qi.


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