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Running on Karma (2003)

Daai zek lou (original title)
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.

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Inspector Chung (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Wong Chun ...
Yee's Superior Officer (as Chun Wong)
Karen Tong ...
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Wen Zhong Yu ...
Master Wu (as Yu Wen Zhong)
Lian Sheng Hou ...
Master Wen (as Hou Lian Sheng)
Sheng Wei He ...
(as He Sheng Wei)
Meng Zhang ...
Jade (as Zhang Meng)
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Exotic dancer Dai Jet Lo (brawny man) has a gift to see through "cause and consequence". He meets a female cop and uses his gift to help her capture an extremely dangerous murderer. The female cop learns that Dai Jet Lo was once a monk who, due to the murder of a friend, left the monastery to find the killer. The female cop also has a inevitable "karma" that dooms her to die an unnatural death. The duo decide to oppose "cause and consequence" and change what cannot be changed. Written by Anon

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27 September 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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$678,270 (Hong Kong) (26 September 2003)
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Beyond Love
Music by Keith Leung
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong
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Near Perfect...but
4 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

No doubt about it, Running On Karma is an excellent film. It diverts into every conceivable genre and gets them perfect while retaining an excellent mood. However their is one "BIG" problem with the movie, Andy Lau's fake muscles. They look horrible and distracting and detract from the mood of the film. However the movie is so good it is hard to dwell on this. 9 out of 10


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