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Loosely based on the Tokyo Nerve Gas Bombings, a terrorist cult plan the destruction of Hong Kong by deadly Sarin Gas if their leader is not released. One Hong Kong Cop and a seconded ... See full summary »

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Julian Cheung ...
Ken Cheung (as Chi-Lam Cheung)
Theresa Lee ...
Ching
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Detective Takami
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Anita Lee
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Ryuichi Takizawa
Shirô Mifune ...
Morimoto
Rikiya Mifune ...
Tim Tsai
Masanobu Takashima ...
Special Task Force's Lieutenant
Fukkin Zen-Nosuke ...
Japanese Terrorist
Ryôgaku Wada
Kei Nakata ...
Yoshinaga
Kazuyuki Tsumura ...
Vice Consul
Spencer Lam ...
Lam
Yat-Fei Wong ...
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Loosely based on the Tokyo Nerve Gas Bombings, a terrorist cult plan the destruction of Hong Kong by deadly Sarin Gas if their leader is not released. One Hong Kong Cop and a seconded Japanese officer are all that stands in the Terrorist groups way. Written by Neil Jenkins <neil@dvd-debate.com>

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Only Action-Junkies Need Apply...
14 October 2003 | by (Sunny, Southern California) – See all my reviews

"Extreme Crisis" is what we typically refer to as a "no-substance" kind of movie. If you want things like character development, cohesive plotline, and drama... go watch "Infernal Affairs." If you want a movie that's about 20% talk and 80% action, then this movie's right up your alley.

The story (thin, but still present) revolves around Kenya Sawada's character, an SDU team leader whose entire squad is wiped out by a terrorist cult in the first 5 minutes of the movie. Stricken with grief, he visits all of their graves on a regular basis. One day, though, a hot-shot cop (played by Julian Cheung) meets up with him - because as it turns out the terrorists that had killed the SDU team are now planning a sarin attack on all of Hong Kong.

Much shooting, exploding, and chasing ensues.

In this movie, the terrorists are extremely cold-blooded. When they take over a TV station, you can be assured that there'll be more dead hostages than living ones by the end. There's even a scene where a child gets shot at point-blank range. Also, don't get too fond of the characters in this movie. Without spoiling anything for you, I can say that not many of them make it to the end.

All of that aside, the movie's strength rests in its action scenes - which are some of the most well-done I've seen in a long time. My favorite would probably have to be a tense shootout/fistfight inside of a restroom. There's also other eye-candy as well, like a scene in which a row of police cars are simultaneously blown-up, flipping in the air almost like an automobile-ballet.

So, in the end, if you just want an action movie for action's sake, Extreme Crisis is a good way to go. If you want something that'll leave a lasting impression on you, look elsewhere.


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