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Gen-X Cops (1999)

Dak ging san yan lui (original title)
The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the... See full summary »

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Match
Sam Lee ...
Alien
Grace Yip ...
Y2K
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Inspector Chan
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Daniel
Tôru Nakamura ...
Akatora
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Tooth
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Lok (as Francis Ng)
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Superindentent To (as Chan Ho)
Ken Lo ...
Inspector Wing (as Low Houi Kang)
Bey Logan ...
SDU Commander
Irene Luk ...
Lok's girl
Tracy Wong ...
Lok's girl
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The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law... Their first assignement: eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a shipload of explosives. Written by Laurens Koehoorn <laurens.koehoorn@planetinternet.be>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Because of their command of perfect English, Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu, and Terence Yin dubbed their own voices in English for the English dubbed audio track of the film. See more »

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In a meeting early in the movie, the discussion is interrupted by Chan's belated entrance. As Chan takes his seat, we see computer screens behind him. Between shots, these screens change three times though everyone in the room is seated at the table and the people nearest the computers are facing away from the keyboards. See more »

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Match: [to Jack] You gotta stop thinking with your dick!
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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XXXX
Written by Stephen Fung/Davy
Sung by Stephen Fung
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Sometimes annoying but the action scenes save this movie from total disaster.
31 August 2001 | by (Castro Valley) – See all my reviews

I've seen Nicholas Tse recently in Tsui Hark's "Time and Tide" and was very impressed with his performance. He's one of the few Hong Kong pop actors that are making a fine transition into acting than compared to some others (IE. the horrible Ekin Cheng). I saw this movie a few days ago and I have mix reactions to this movie. This movie had a mixture of English, Japanese, and Cantonese. Oh this review is on both the dubbed and subtitled versions.

First, I'll go with the flaws. The story was too Hollywood for me. How many movies have we seen a group of criminals steal a nuclear bomb and it's up to the heroes to save the city from mass destruction? Way too many times. The dialogue was just so cliche. For example after a criminal betrays his own boss for money "It's about money right? It's part of the game, you know that!" Some of the actors are just really bad like Sam Lee's character Alien, you swear you'll start to think this man has soon too many Jim Carrey movies. Also there was too many episodic character developments like it jumped from a brother and brother, to a cop and a criminal with morals, a son of a criminal who wants revenge on another criminal...and so on. Still with me?

Now for the bright spots of the movie. The action sequences are just kinetic! Fast cuts, people diving and shooting at the same time, stand offs, Kung Fu scenes, and anything you can think of for a Hong Kong action movie. The women in the movie are some good eye candy, if you know what I'm saying. Nicholas Tse does a good job, not as good as he did in Time and Tide, but since this is his earlier work, you see his potential. The actor who played Akatora was impressive even sometimes his thick Japanese accent would make you miss some of his English words. In the musical note, there was this great Hong Kong punk song at the end of the credits that was pretty catchy.

So even with mix reactions, do I recommend this movie? Well it depends. If you're looking for a good popcorn movie this would be it. If you're looking for a smart action movie that reminds you of a John Woo movie? This wouldn't be it. So whatever you choose, just look for the amazing shootouts and a promising actor name Nicholas Tse.


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