Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director:

Writer:

(as Yau Nai Hoi)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Am zin (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
PTU (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong
Fong juk (2006)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Chun-Yu Ng
Hak se wui (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Am faa (1998)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Directors: Tat-Chi Yau, Johnnie To
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Siu
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung
San taam (2007)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
Man jeuk (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A former Judo champion is given the chance to redeem himself after he befriends a competitor and an aspiring singer.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying
Am zin 2 (2001)
Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ho Sheung Sang finds himself wrapped up in another cat-and-mouse game, this time against a tricky magician.

Directors: Wing-Cheong Law, Johnnie To
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Ekin Cheng, Kelly Lin
Dai si gin (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung
Daai zek lou (2003)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Curtis (as Anthony Wong)
...
Roy (as Francis Wong)
Jackie Chung-yin Lui ...
Shin (as Jackie Lui)
...
Mike
...
James (as Lam Suet)
...
Frank
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Fat Chung (as Wong Tin Lan)
...
Lung (as Ko Hung)
Elaine Eca Da Silva ...
Mrs. Lung
Keiji Sato ...
Assassin (as Sato Keiji)
Wai Al ...
Cop (as Ai Wai)
Man Shing Yau ...
Scared Bodyguard (as Yau Man Shing)
Cub Chin ...
Hoi
Tin Hung Yee ...
Assassin (as Tin Hung Yick)
Jerome Fung ...
Cop
Edit

Storyline

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis, James, Mike, Roy and Shin for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung orders Curtis to kill Shin in punishment for his affair with Mrs. Lung. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Five men. They appreciate each other's guts and wisdom, and they are always perfect partners in missions. But now, they'll have to hold their pistols at each other...


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A misszó - Halott üzlet  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the gun battle at the abandoned warehouse, the window is cracked by gunfire. After few gun shots, the bullet holes disappear. See more »

Quotes

Shin: How much longer does it take to get the job done?
Curtis: Are you in a hurry? You may go if you wish.
See more »

Connections

Features Dance Dance Revolution (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Slick
13 February 2001 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Having sworn to never watch Hong Kong films, save those by Wong Kar Wei, the only reason I saw this film was the good reviews it received from the Hong Kong Film Critic Society. And I must admit it was a most pleasant surprise.

The film is a slick and well packaged story of five strangers in gangland coming together to get a job done, namely that of keeping a triad boss alive. The characters, while still stereotyped to a certain extent, are not the usually uncontrolled triad powermongers that are often portrayed in other less palatable fare. These people are professionals, and they knew how to get a job done. Faced with a sniper, none of them panic, and each of them know exactly what to do. The scene in the mall was tightly controlled and well orchestrated, with minimal movement and gun fire adding more to the tension then any hail of bullets can.

The direction of Johnnie To evokes images of films by John Woo, whose scenes of gun fights have always, in my opinion, verged on poetry in motion. To's characters are restrained, while the same degree of subtlety is employed with the plot. The audience, in my opinion an often mindless group who are unwilling to think and must be spoon fed every little detail, are left to find meanings and hints in little gestures.

The film also reminds me of Things To Do In Dallas, When You Are Dead. Five strangers, called together to serve a mob boss who is past his prime. And again, there is conflict among members of this special 'team'.

In the end, aside from a less than believable plot line, The Mission scores high on its entertainment value, both in its visual style and delivery.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good DVD Version Skritek-mk
Very uninteresting cinematography - Qingshe
Ripped Off napoleanWilson-1
100 must see HK movies napoleanWilson-1
small resemblance to ronin hidamari
movie title refers to...? waldomarek
Discuss Cheung foh (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?