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Purple Storm (1999)

Zi yu feng bao (original title)
| Action | 2002 (USA)
Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total ... See full summary »

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Emil Chau ...
Ma Li
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Guan Ai
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Theresa Lee ...
Cheryl
Patrick Tam ...
O.B. (as Yiu Man Tam)
Jianxin Huang ...
Liu
Michael Tong ...
Mike - ATF officer
Moses Chan ...
Rock
Alan Moo ...
F.D. (as Moo Kai)
Cordelia Choy ...
Judy - ATF agent
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Mo-Chan Chik
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Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total amnesiac, Todd wakes from a coma to find he's been given a new life, one that may be the death of him. With the help of psychiatrist Shirley Kwan, anti-terrorist officer Mark Chan tries to convince Todd that he is actually an undercover cop sent to infiltrate Chow's group. As fragments of his shattered memory return, Todd is forced to choose between his dark past and this one shot at redemption... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Unmei wa hitori no otoko no kioku ni yudanerareta [Japan]

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Hongkong answer to American Disastermovies
1 May 2000 | by (Traun, Austria) – See all my reviews

Here we've got an intelligent mixture of typical hongkongmovieshootouts, worlddestructionthemes and intelligent filmmaking. Not that the script has not its big holes and a few specialeffects are a bit cheaplooking. But the cinematography is a optical treat and the soundtrack is first rate. The blend of fast actionsequences and colorful slow, sometimes nearly poetic parts, has no comparison in its kind of movie, so a classification is rather hard. The closest genre is a disaster or terroristmovie with deeper human and political notes than usual. Well worth to be seen worldwide in cinemas. But i am hoping this for so many other (mostly asian) movies before and nobody seems to believe me. Unfortunately.


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