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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 »
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1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Unusually witty and superbly crafted actioner See more (36 total) »

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Directed by
Hark Tsui 
 
Writing credits
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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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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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References Trainspotting (1996)See more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Unusually witty and superbly crafted actioner, 9 May 2001
Author: moribana from Los Angeles

Having read some reviews that called this film "out of control" and "messily plotted", I was expecting some John Woo style craziness with giant plot holes and inconsistencies, which was nonetheless fun-to-watch.

Well it was fun-to-watch, but for different reasons. Time and Tide actually has a very well crafted story full of great characters and sharp dialogue. It is not at all mindless action. The mood of much of the film is quite droll, very noirish. And the action scenes thrill with creativity and intelligence rather than mayhem and body count.

It is filmed in a wild avant-garde style. Indeed the story is TOLD in a very novel visual style that requires great attention to detail to pick up. Its as if Tsui Hark considered how every scene would be typically and familiarily shot, then conveys what happens in a totally unexpected way. Hong Kong filmakers are great experimenters with perspective. Often, for example, you will only get a hint of what happened and the film moves off in an unexpected direction, only to return and more fully tell you what happened earlier. No block building here, one must jump in and and go with the flow.

The film makes no pretentions to day to day realities, and there are some ludicrous scenes paying homage to imagination run riot, but I think these add to the fun, especially since they are delivered with typical Tsui Hark absurd charm.

I originally gave this film a 9/10, and the more I consider it, the more I like it. In fact I'm going for a second viewing tonight. It's shaping up to be one of my favorite Hong Kong actioners.



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