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)
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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)
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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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The Hong Kong title of the film translates to Dark Flowers, a slang for an underworld contract. 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 Great Escape (1963) See more »

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An excellent mob thriller following the dark spiraling descent of one corrupt cop.
7 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Longest Nite follows Tony Leung as a corrupt detective struggling to keep his head above water when he ends up caught in a crossfire between two gang rivalries. Meanwhile a mystery begins to unravel where Leung faces some serious career-ending dangers in which he must take specific actions to avoid. Lau Ching Wan plays a riddle in an enigma who hides in the shadows to conduct and puppeteer the actions of many other characters. Leung is consequently one of many mice who must compete to stay alive through what might possibly be "the longest night" of his life. This is a very strongly written thriller with moody cinematography throughout the nighttime streets of Hong Kong, an excellent film of Johnnie To's one of his best. The performances by Leung and Lau are great as well they really make great adversaries like you'd expect from the cover. Although the reason I don't rate this thriller higher are some erratic moments of absurd bloodshed which are almost comical in execution. "R-rated Looney Tunes styled death sequences". They only last but seconds, regardless they were enough to take me out of the film. Another detractor is the sense of limited closure on specific characters which I would have liked to see more development on in the conclusion. Besides a few minor complaints I still love this movie, and will enjoy watching it again. -8/10


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