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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Ho Kim ...
Chantal Janzen ...
Jennifer de Jong ...
Banny Ho ...
Mr. Yam
Sing Li ...
Mr. Mann
Chung-Huen Lam ...
Wouter Smit ...
Detective Smit
Man-Lung Tang ...
Leader yun gang (as Man Lung)
Judith Zhu ...
Jennifer's girlfriend #1
Joyce de Jong ...
Jennifer's girlfriend #2
Kim Poseng ...
A Ching
Dennis Kong ...
Nuyen Huu Duy ...
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Fighting Fish is the first martial arts film produced and set in the Netherlands, about a young Chinese man from Hong-Kong, who travels to the west when he hears that his brother was killed during fight between two gangs in Rotterdam. When he arrives he immediately puts his raging fists to use when he tries to take revenge on the gang that killed his brother. But soon he realizes that nothing is what is seems, and he tries to find the true story behind his brother's death. But his search for the truth gets an unexpected turn when he falls in love with a Dutch girl, with all kinds of trouble as a result... Written by Wouter Smit

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Exotic. Mysterious. Deadly.



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Release Date:

29 January 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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€500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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One of the worst films ever made.
31 January 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Wow, I just walked out of a screening of "Fighting Fish" because it truly is a horrible movie. This is the "first dutch martial arts movie", and if this is the best they can do, it should also be the last.

It's a story about an ex-triad member who comes to Rotterdam to avenge his brother. Trow in some power hungry son of a triad leader, a dutch girl (oooh, Chinese and dutch people don't mix, don't date her!), and a lot of people who never have acted in a movie before and voilá: "Fighting Fish".

Cheesy dialogs, horrible martial arts (why don't they pretend that they want to hit each other?), boring storyline. Only good thing about this movie is the location (Rotterdam), it was fun to see my own city in a Kung-Fu movie. If you don't live in Rotterdam (or never been there) you probably don't care (so one less reason to see this film).

I didn't expect anything good from this movie, Still it was extremely disappointing. Not recommended for anyone (even for lovers of bad martial arts films playing in Rotterdam). If you are so eager about seeing a martial arts film in Holland, see "Who am I" instead.

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