IMDb > SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Saat po long
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

SPL: Kill Zone (2005) More at IMDbPro »Saat po long (original title)

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   6,948 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 22% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Wilson Yip (written by) &
Kam-Yuen Szeto (written by) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for SPL: Kill Zone on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
18 November 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
thoughts on SPL See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Simon Yam ... Insp. Chan Kwok-Chung

Donnie Yen ... Insp. Ma Kwun

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Wong Po (as Sammo Hung)

Kai Chi Liu ... Insp. Lo Kwun-Wah (as Liu Kai Chi)
Ken Chang ... Insp. Lee Wai-Lok
Danny Summer ... Insp. Kwok Tsz-Sum

Jacky Wu ... Jack (as Jing Wu)
Austin Wai ... Cheung Chun-Fei
Vincent Sze ... Chan Wai
Kin Leung Yuen ... Murder witness (as Yuen Kin Leung)
Kenji Tanigaki ... Wong Po's Henchman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au ... Wong Po's lawyer
Tat Chi Chan ... Uncle Ba (as Chan Tat Chee)
Timmy Hung ... Drug trafficker
Jeff Kam ... Bottle-throwing gangster
Ching-Lam Lau ... Hoi Yee (as Lau Ching Lam)
Jingke Liang ... Wong Po's wife (as Liang Jing Kei)
Maggie Poon ... Sum's daughter (as Maggie Poon Mei Ki)
Tung So ... Wong Po's bodyguard (as So Tung)
Chris Tsui ... Wong Po's bodyguard
Hua Yan ... Gangster in crowd

Directed by
Wilson Yip  (as Yip Wai Shun)
 
Writing credits
Wilson Yip (written by) (as Yip Wai Shun) &
Kam-Yuen Szeto (written by) (as Szeto Kam Yuen) &
Wai Lun Ng (written by) (as Ng Wai Lun)

Produced by
Tat Chi Chan .... executive producer
Carl Chang .... producer
Paco Wong .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kwong Wing Chan  (as Chan Kwong Wing)
 
Cinematography by
Wah-Chuen Lam (director of photography) (as Lam Yah Chuen)
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung  (as Cheung Ka Fai)
 
Production Design by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Mak 
 
Costume Design by
Steven Tsang 
 
Makeup Department
Kakusei Fujiwara .... special makeup effects artist
Siu-Yee Fung .... hair stylist (as Fong Sio I.)
Heidy Chun Sau Ha .... makeup artist (as Chan Sau Han)
 
Production Management
Shing Hung Chan .... unit manager (as Andy Chan Shing Hung)
Yiu-Wah Chan .... assistant production manager (as Chan Wai Wah)
Yuk-Lam Pang .... production manager (as Pang Yuk Lam)
Tsz Kin Tsang .... assistant production manager (as Tsang Tsz Kin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kam-Man Hui .... second assistant director (as Hui Kam Man)
Cheong Leung Tim .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kung Chan .... props (as Chan Kung)
Wai Ming Lam .... property master (as Lam Wai Ming)
Yu Chung Wong .... props (as Wong Yu Chung)
 
Sound Department
Ngai Cheung .... dubbing: Mandarin (as Cheung Ngai)
Chung Wai Leung .... sound recordist (as Leung Chung Wai)
Chung-hau Leung .... assistant sound recordist (as Leung Chung Hau)
Terry Shek .... dialogue editor (as Terry Shek Chun Kin)
Terry Shek .... dialogue recordist (as Terry Shek Chun Kin)
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound
Kinson Tsang .... sound re-recording mixer
Kinson Tsang .... sound
Fung Yan Wong .... dubbing: Cantonese (as Wong Fung Yan)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound (as Yiu Keung George Lee)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue editor (as Yuen Ting Yip)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue recordist (as Yuen Ting Yip)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Chan .... CGI artist
Olivia Choi .... visual effects coordinator
Koan Hui .... visual effects supervisor
Henri Wong .... CGI artist
Olivia Yapp .... CGI artist
K.K. Young .... CGI artist
 
Stunts
Jun'ya Iwamoto .... action choreographer (as Iwamoto Junya)
Tung So .... action choreographer (as So Tung)
Kenji Tanigaki .... action choreographer (as Tanigaki Kenji)
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... action choreographer (as Wong Wai Leung)
Hua Yan .... action choreographer (as Yan Hua)
Donnie Yen .... action director
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action choreographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Man Po Cheung .... camera operator: second unit (as Cheung Man Po)
Wing Lun Chow .... gaffer (as Alan Chow Wing Lun)
Wing Chai Ko .... best boy (as Ko Wing Chai)
Lau-fai Lo .... best boy (as Lo Lau Fai)
Hoi-man Mak .... focus puller (as Mak Hoi Man)
Man-Ching Ng .... gaffer (as Ng Man Ching)
Chun Chung Tsang .... focus puller (as Tsang Chun Chung)
Jupiter Wong .... still photographer (as Jupiter Wong Kin Man)
Wai Lun Wong .... still photographer (as Wong Wai Lun)
Wang-Fai Wong .... still photographer (as Billy Wong Hung Fei)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eva Law .... assistant costume designer (as Eva La Pui Sho)
Ping Tong .... wardrobe (as Tong Ping)
Bruce Yu .... costume consultant
 
Editorial Department
Sornrop Chankeewong .... digital intermediate producer (as Sornrob Choiekeewong)
Pawadee Chantanom .... digital intermediate executive producer
Deborah Huen .... telecine colorist (as Debora Huen)
Piyanut Kaeomaneo .... assistant digital output technician
Kritsada Kaewmanee .... technical supervisor: computer graphics
Ruangdack Kratukrok .... assistant telecine colorist
Kaewla Notsukhum .... telecine colorist (as Kaewla Netsukhum)
Supamol Pleumchusak .... digital colorist
Supamol Pleumchusak .... digital timer
Nepasnan S. .... digital intermediate producer (as Napasman S.)
Pornopol Sakarin .... technical supervisor: computer graphics
Padtanasak Sangchod .... digital output technician
Roekcha Shakowatananon .... digital on-line editor
Suwil Tiwakornkul .... assistant digital on-line editor
Passakorn Yaisiri .... digital colorist
Passakorn Yaisiri .... digital timer
 
Music Department
Ken Chan .... composer: additional music
Taq .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Yuen Kan Cheng .... production coordinator (as Cheng Yuen Kan)
Ke Ming Lin .... assistant: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Pisit Lixibunnakorn .... laboratory consultant
Calmen Lui .... laboratory consultant (as Calmen Lui Lai Wah)
Chi On Mak .... script supervisor
Pairoj Prempri .... laboratory consultant
Pison Santawanpas .... laboratory consultant
Chun Ling Tao .... production coordinator (as Tao Chun Ling)
Chris Tsui .... assistant: Donnie Yen (as Chirs Tsui)
Bobbie Wong .... project supervisor
Yung Lin Yeung .... tea lady (as Yeung Yung Lin)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saat po long" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Kill Zone" - USA (DVD box title)
"Kill the Broken Wolf" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
"S.P.L." - International (English title) (alternative title)
See more »
Runtime:
93 min | Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film marked the first collaboration between Donnie Yen and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. In actuality, the two had planned to make their first collaboration in the late 1980s which never came through due to schedule conflicts. Sammo was producing the action film Into the Fire (1989) and Donnie was supposed to play one of the lead roles that was eventually played by Donnie's future co-star Collin Chou.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Despite taking place in the late-1990s, Donnie Yen plays The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle (2002) (VG), first released in 2002.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The TrickSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
thoughts on SPL, 20 September 2005
Author: GodEater from Canada

Definitely nihilistic and gritty Sha Po Lang is a good mix of cop drama and action film. I thought the direction was was quite nice although it seemed inconsistent, sometimes wandering into "art film" territory. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I don't know that it worked 100%. Overall I thought the movie was 'alright'. The plot was seriously stretched thin, you don't really get into the characters or care much for them; Audience members laughed at scenes that were supposed to be touching or sad but every criticism I could lay at the movies feet is fairly much washed away by the fight scenes.

Donnie yen did a spectacular job with the choreography and MMA fans will be glad to know there is an energetic mix of all types of fighting styles including Jiu Jitsu complete with take downs and arm-bars. One of the main fight sequences is the most spectacular upon first viewing and then more-so on reflection as you find out that Donnie Yen and Wu Jing had no rehearsal and no direction; simply, they were told to "go for it". To this point, the baton that yen wields in this fight scene was replaced three times as it was broken on Wu Jing's head while filming.

Sammo is fantastic and I still marvel at how he moves at his age. I've always been a fan of Donnie Yen and this is definitely a great fighting film for him. Wu Jing is a relative unknown but trained in the same opera company as Jacky Chan and Sammo Hung,being taught by Wo Ping. during the Q&A, Wu Jing said his next film will likely be a prequel to Sha Po Lang.

I took a photo of the stage assembly and thought I would include it here if anyone wants to see it. They were exceptional and patient at answering questions. even the slightly embarrassing ones.

http://virtuafighter.ca/downloads/SPL01.jpg

left to right: Translator for Wilson Yip, Wilson yip, Announcer guy, Sammo hung, Wu Jing, translator for Wu Jing.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (63 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
SPL missnamed? perkb_no
Question about the end Crockett16
Very disappointed - Would love to understand what people see in this tamirc
American Remake??? Mexicanganster86
Two thumbs way down! richard1018
Music Help.... illusioner
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Departed The Dark Knight The Killer Dragon Squad Black Dynamite
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Hong Kong section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.