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The Longest Nite (1998)

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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 Patrick Yau)

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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)
Santoas
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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Ka-Fai Wai re-wrote most of the script of The Longest Nite (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 Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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One word : GREAT!
4 March 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Pic probably tops all Hongkong films in presenting triad warfare intrigue, and the horror and intricacy of a well-oiled set-up. The scripter and director weave a clever interlocking plot complete with tense and heart-stopping atmospherics. Tony Leung's bad cop performance is a class on its own, particularly when he finds out that he's been set up and is now in an untenable situation. But pic's originality is in the end let down by the final shoot out in a dilapidated warehouse, which is both shop-worn and pretentious.


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