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Release Date:
19 October 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Trust is fatal. See more »
Plot:
Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I wanted to like this... See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Hark Tsui 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Koan Hui 
Hark Tsui 

Produced by
Nansun Shi .... co-producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jun Kung  (as Joventino Couto Remotigue)
Tommy Wai 
 
Cinematography by
Chiu-Lam Ko 
Herman Yau 
 
Film Editing by
Marco Mak 
 
Production Management
Koan Hui .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tat Wah Fok .... assistant director
Koan Hui .... co-director
 
Sound Department
Martin Richard Chappell .... sound effects editor
May Mok .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Dave Terman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tomy Yu .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bart Wong .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Justo D. Cascante III .... visual effects
Bart Wong .... main title design & animation
 
Stunts
Marcus Fox .... car stunt coordinator
Marcus Fox .... stunt double
Xin Xin Xiong .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Man-Ching Ng .... gaffer
Chak-Shun Tang .... still photographer
Lin Yau Tsou .... assistant cinematographer
Tin Yan Wu .... gaffer
William Yim .... second unit cinematographer
Puccini Yu .... cinematographer: second unit (as Yu Kwok-ping)
Chun-Wah Yuen .... assistant cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
David Cole .... telecine operator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peggy Lee .... production controller
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shun liu ni liu" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Drift" - Japan (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong violence and brief drug use
Runtime:
113 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Wu Bai was requested by the director to compose a Happy Birthday song that nobody has ever heard of just half an hour before filming. Then he was given half an hour again to come up with alternate lyrics for the song, used for a later scene of them singing in the car.See more »
Quotes:
Tyler:[First Lines] It is said in the beginning there was nothing. Everything was pitch black. The one in charge said that wouldn't do. Then there was light. Light is good. It lets you see the world around you. The next day, sky appeared. That same sky has rainbows. And lightning, too. Very interesting. On the third day, there was water. Water brought plants...See more »
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Referenced in Special ID (2013)See more »

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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I wanted to like this..., 12 August 2001
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I really thought I would like this movie. It's Hong Kong action, which I love, and it was directed by Tsui Hark, who has directed some really good examples of the genre.

However, I was sorely let down. Yes, some of the action sequences are creatively staged and shot, and are unlike any action sequences in American movies. They were entertaining - but I could only get so involved in them. For one thing, a lot of them are so confusing, that I wasn't sure who was who, who wanted to do what, and who was after who. The editing and zippy camera movements really make it hard to get a hold of things like that at times.

And speaking of confusing....the script provided the most confusion. I did understand the core plotlines enough. But subplots and character motivations were extremely jumbled. At times, things seem to be introduced with no explanation (like the opening robbery sequence - I wasn't sure who was on each side, and what they were exactly trying to do!) Some actions by the characters come with no explanation, and some characters exit the movie before their motivations are fully explained.

As well, I didn't care for the two protagonists - they just seemed like long-haired punks to me, with nothing that compelled you to see what they would do (unlike, say, the hit man in THE KILLER.)

Tsui Hark needs to look back on his earlier movies, where there were more understandable stories, and action sequences that didn't scramble your brain with rapid editing and breakneck camera moves. When he does that, I'll be first in line for his subsequent movie.

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