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Moonlight Express (1999)
"Sing yuet tung wa" (original title)

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A Japanese woman named Hitomi who lost her fiancé in a car crash meets a Chinese man named Karbo who looks exactly like him who himself is on the run from the police after being framed.


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Stars: Michelle Yeoh


Credited cast:
Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Takako Tokiwa ...
Hitomi Kawamura
Yuka Hoshino ...
Austin Wai ...
Officer Ko (as Tin Chi Wai)
Officer Tung
Jack Kao ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po Chun Chan
Fat-Ming Ho
Bak Ka-Sin ...
Mahjong player
Rocky Lai ...
Taxi Driver
Heung Kam Lee ...
Tatsuya's landlady (as Lee Heung Kin)
Kim-Wing Lee
Sam Lee ...
Mahjong player
Yuen Lo


Hitomi mourns day and night for the death of her fiancee Tachia in a fatal car crash. What a surprise in a visit to Hong Kong that she bumps into Bo, a local undercover cop who bears a strong resemblance of Tachia. With a twist of fate, Bo is in danger as he has been betrayed by a colleague. He flees to China with Hitomi. The two fugitives fall for each other in this life-and-death-journey. However, Hitomi's love over the late Tachia has been haunting and eroding her heart and soul constantly. She is too confused that she returns to Japan. Later, Bo is relieved to clear his own name, yet has been too miserably missing his love. He returns to the Victoria Peak where he and Hitomi once tried to overlook the fantastic night scenery of the Hong Kong harbour. There he finds... Written by L.H. Wong <>

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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Moonlight Express  »

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Did You Know?


Tatsuya: What did you learn today?
Hitomi: Do you believe there's a... "lip?
Tatsuya: Not "lip" it's "God." "Do you believe there's a God."
Hitomi: I'm God.
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Fairly OK movie
26 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Hong Kong movie makers are adding Western attractions to their films to cater to Western fans born from the epic 1980's shoot-fests. The bulk of the music in MOONLIGHT is English. There is some English dialog, and there is Michelle Yeoh -- the internationally recognized Arnold Schwarzzenegger of Hong Kong action films.

While I agree that her performance in the movie is exceptional, for me her appearance overpowered the rest of the movie. When the ending credits roll, one wishes her character's story was the main subject matter.

Worth watching, but as a whole this film is no masterpiece.

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