A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

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(as Patrick Yau), (uncredited)

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(screenplay) (as Szeto Kam Yuen), (screenplay) (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Tony (as Lau Ching Wan)
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Sam (as Tony Leung)
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Maggie (as Maggie Shiu)
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
(as Lo Hoi Pang)
Fong Lung ...
Mr. Lung (as Lung Fong)
Siu-Lung Ching ...
(as Ching Siu Lung)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
(Guest star) (as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ...
Mark - Guest star
Kong Fong ...
Informer - Guest star (as Sunny Fang)
Bun Yuen ...
Sam's Cop Buddy (as Yuen Bun)
Sau Kei Lee ...
Kei-Suk (as Lee Suk Kei)
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Cafe Owner's Assistant (as Lam Suet)
Santoas
Kwok Chiu Wu ...
(as Wu Kwok Chiu)
Chak Shun Ha ...
(as Ha Chak Shun)
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A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

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Trivia

Ka-Fai Wai re-wrote most of the script of Am faa (1998) with Johnnie To. To and Wai had the film take place in Macau based on the chaos the area was experiencing at the time of filming. See more »

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Despite taking place all in one night Tony Leung's facial hair is different in several scenes. See more »

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References The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

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The Chase
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Think "The Spanish Prisoner," but faster-paced and R-rated.
18 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

An almost completely satisfying 85 minutes; I'd have a hard time coming up with five minutes of the movie I'd like to see cut out. The movie starts off slow but intense, and gradually builds to fast and even more intense. Both leads are, of course, great. There are a lot of plot holes and logic jumps, but that's almost a given in a conspiracy-themed movie. Aside from that, there are really only a few small complaints to make; the action ending seems a little contrived. Some of the Foley work is pretty weak. A major character meets his/her demise in an extremely unsatisying manner. There's a couple of sloppy edits towards the end. The establishing shots are stolen from NYPD Blue. But really, when I'm so desperate for downsides that I'm nitpicking the EDITING, you know it's a great movie! Patrick Yau is well on his way to becoming one of the best directors in Hong Kong.


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