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Kill Zone - S.P.L. (2005) More at IMDbPro »Saat po long (original title)


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Director:
Writers:
Wilson Yip (written by) &
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Release Date:
18 November 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
A near retired inspector 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 plots a killing spree on them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great fight choreography, mediocre story See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Simon Yam ... Insp. Chan Kwok-Chung

Donnie Yen ... Insp. Ma Kwun

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... 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
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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 Shibazaki .... 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 Wong Wai Leung .... action choreographer (as Wong Wai Leung)
Hua Yan .... action choreographer (as Yan Hua)
Donnie Yen .... action director
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... 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)
 

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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)
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Runtime:
93 min | Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Wilson Yip originally planned to shoot a lengthy intro sequence showing a close relationship between Wong Po and Jack. But the budget was limited so the idea was scrapped.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Flash Point (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great fight choreography, mediocre story, 14 November 2005
Author: rick-463 from United States

This is some of the best fight choreography I have ever seen in 25+ years of watching martial arts films. The action was so exciting the entire crowd I was with in the theater were howling with delight. Sadly it is so rare nowadays to see a martial arts film where real martial artists are fighting instead of pop stars on wires, and it makes such a huge difference because Donnie, Sammo and Jacky Wu were simply incredible. My only complaint with the action was that there was not enough of it. Donnie Yen has finally joined the ranks of great fight choreographers with S.P.L.

As good as the action was though, the story fell flat for me and put the film into the "Very Good" category when it could have been "Great". They tried for an "Infernal Affairs" style police thriller and didn't nearly hit the mark. While Simon Yam and Sammo Hung were both great in their parts, the other acting was just functional and the story had way too much overdone melodramatic content that seemed very forced. The emotional arc of the picture was pretty much set up right at the beginning and would have been sufficient, but they had to keep laying on the unrealistic drama and it did slightly take away from my enjoyment of the film. Another criticism with the story was that it seemed like parts may have been cut from the film, because some pieces of the story that earlier had seemed pretty insignificant became a big deal towards the end of the film and it felt like it came out of nowhere, like we weren't told everything.

Having said that though, my negative criticism about the story should not stop you at all from seeing this film. I didn't go into S.P.L. expecting The Godfather, I just wanted to see some incredible martial arts action and I got it. I cannot wait to see what Donnie will do next.

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