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SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
"Saat po long" (original title)

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A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops.

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Wong Po (as Sammo Hung)
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Jack (as Jing Wu)
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Lok Kwun Wah (as Liu Kai Chi)
Danny Summer ...
Kwok Tsz Sum
Ken Chang ...
Lee Wai Lok
Austin Wai ...
Cheung Chun Fei
Timmy Hung ...
Drug Trafficker
Tat Chi Chan ...
Policeman (as Chan Tat Chee)
Jingke Liang ...
Wong Po's wife (as Liang Jing Kei)
Vincent Sze ...
Kenji Tanigaki ...
Wong Po's Bodyguard
Ching-Lam Lau ...
Hoi Yee (as Lau Ching Lam)
Maggie Poon ...
Sum's Daughter (as Maggie Poon Mei Ki)
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Storyline

Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement. Written by Easternlight Films

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Release Date:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$277,473 (Hong Kong) (18 November 2005)

Gross:

$950,488 (Hong Kong) (16 December 2005)
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The film wasn't going to be part action film at first but that changed once Donnie Yen came on-board. As the film's action director, Donnie requested additional funds in order to shoot action scenes accordingly to the story. The result became the now famous alley fight and the last fight with Jacky Wu and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung respectively. See more »

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During the final fight, Wong Po's phone changes model. When he is talking to his wife, Donnie kicks and he falls. The phone drops to the floor. In the next shot it appears again, it's a different model. See more »

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One of the best Hong Kong action flicks in the last decade!
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you pair two martial arts legends against each other, throw in a dark, gripping, sadistic story and a boat-load of action? Well, that's simple: you get one of the best Hong Kong action flicks of recent memory. "SPL" brings it all back home and it does in violent fashion. Donnie Yen leads a cast that also includes Sammo Hung, Simon Yam and Wu Jing. I loved everything about this movie. I thought all the actors were great. I thought the story was good. The action was just brilliant! Donnie Yen's fight choreography is some of the best work he's ever done (check out the alley fight scene against Wu Jing). He mixes traditional kung fu with a little UFC grappling which I thought was pretty cool. Seeing Donnie and Sammo face off for the very first time was quite astonishing. Some of you may agree, some might not, but I think Donnie Yen is the most underrated action actors of them all. I love Jackie Chan and Jet Li, but they're like Van Damme and Seagal. They play the same character in every film. Donnie, on the other hand, is a much more versatile actor who's willing to play supporting roles or even villainous roles. It's really a shame that he can't get the Hollywood leading roles that often go to Jackie or Jet. But that could change soon. In the mean time, check this movie out! You'll love it.


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