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The Longest Nite (1998)
"Am faa" (original title)

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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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(as Szeto Kam Yuen) , (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Tony (as Lau Ching Wan)
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Sam (as Tony Leung)
Maggie Siu ...
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 ...
(as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ...
Mark
Bun Yuen ...
Sam's Cop Buddy (as Yuen Bun)
Sau Kei Lee ...
(as Lee Suk Kei)
Suet Lam ...
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)
Eric Huen ...
(as Huen Chi Kit)
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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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A press event was held for this film where Ching Wan Lau's head was shaved. 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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Corrupt cop finds himself a pawn in a larger shadowy game
22 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Longest Nite" is right up there in quality with "On the Run", another top-notch Hong Kong neo-noir.

Noir movies often have a morally-flawed protagonist who is trapped by forces beyond his control. He struggles to contend with them. He gains our sympathy despite his flaws because we identify with him and his struggle, and also there are usually even worse people in the movie. These heroes are not pure evil caricatures either.

In this case the there are two pawns, and we can identify with both. They are both parts of a struggle between rival gangs and their leaders, who are mostly off-screen. The actors playing these parts are excellent, able to deliver full-blooded human beings with real emotions.

The cinematography is suitably dark while making good use of deep colors and color schemes of yellow and red to bring out the moods, dangers and tensions. At the end, there is a confrontation that smacks of "The Lady in Shanghai", except moreso.

The police cop is corrupt and violent. He is willing to frame people to get his way, and he is in contact with the mobs. One gang has a man on the spot, who is sent in to advance the trap being built around the police cop. The cop finds himself being framed.

This movie appears on lists of Hong Kong neo-noirs. That assignment is correct, and this is one of the best.


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