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Star Runner (2003)

Siu nin a Fu (original title)
Get ready for the ultimate martial arts competition, where anything goes and lives are bought and sold. Tank is the celebrated Champion Star Runner and is deemed invincible among the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bond Cheung (as Ng Kin Ho)
Hyun-joo Kim ...
Kim Mi-Ju (as Kam Yin-Chu)
Shaun Tam ...
Chris Young (as Tam Jun-Yin)
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Tank Wong (as Ong Chi-Kit)
Siu Chung Mok ...
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Kar Lok Chin ...
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Lung Ti ...
Brother Lung (Wing Chun teacher)
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Ken Lo ...
Benny Wong (as Law Wai-Kwong)
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Chi-Hin Chan
Ga-Leung Chan
Hung Chan
Joyce Chan
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Get ready for the ultimate martial arts competition, where anything goes and lives are bought and sold. Tank is the celebrated Champion Star Runner and is deemed invincible among the martial arts community. When the headstrong Bond becomes determined to take on the undefeated fighter, he knows he must be in the best fighting condition. Training under a renowned martial arts expert, Bond learns to supplement his Thai Kickboxing skills with various styles of Chinese kun-fu, creating a powerful hybrid fighting style. With his new skills, Bond prepares to take on Tank and the fight of his life.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of martial arts action violence | See all certifications »
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23 November 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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Budget:

HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,210 (Hong Kong) (21 November 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Prior to shooting, stars Vanness Wu, Andy On and Shaun Tam went to study muay thai and kickboxing under Kar Lok Chin and Billy Chow. See more »

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Follows A Fighter's Blues (2000) See more »

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great action, weird film-making
21 December 2005 | by (manila, philippines) – See all my reviews

if i wasn't totally ravished by mr. wu and his charming korean counterpart, i would have never have forgiven daniel lee for this careless, unbelievable spectacle of love and action mishmash. this film had so much potential, they were lucky to get very endearing actors, but something went terribly wrong during production. either they were not reviewing the takes that the cameraman made (blairwitch project was much more steady compared to this), and the scriptwriter seemed to have written this overnight, after he has partied and drank enough alcohol. so many elements are thrown in, there is even a comatosed grandfather involved. flashbacks of his lovelife as a soldier with a nurse keep on coming, as if it is a reference to the romance Bond has made with this korean teacher...i needed to consult a psychologist to actually understand what went on with these two. the fight scenes were unbelievable and i commend wu for his outstanding performance...but i couldn't help feeling sorry for all those months that he dedicated to train and to learn the skill -- it was all captured in a rather weird type of film. the filmmakers can't decide if it was an action-drama film, an artistic film, a pop film or a docu-reality type. truly, i would love it if this film would be remade and given enough love to make it rise to its full potential. my love still goes out to wu for such an endearing performance.


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