Flash Point (2007)
"Dou fo sin" (original title)

R  |   |  Action  |  26 July 2007 (Hong Kong)
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A hot-headed inspector takes on a small but powerful Vietnamese-Chinese gang, after a series of crimes and murder attempts committed and putting an undercover cop and his girlfriend in great danger.


(as Yip Wai Shun)


(as Szeto Kam Yuen) , (as Nicholl Tang)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Lui ...
Archer (as Lui Leung Wai)
Judy (as Fan Bing Bing)
Kent Cheng ...
Xing Yu ...
Ben Lam ...
Lan Law ...
Madam Ma (as Law Lan)
Timmy Hung ...
Tony Ho ...
Ping Ha ...
Tony's Mum (as Ha Ping)
Irene Wang ...
Austin Wai ...
Four Eyes
Wai Ai ...
Hero (as Ai Wai)


Ma Jun, a cop known for dispensing justice during arrests, teams with Hua Sheng, who's undercover, to try to bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before the mainland's takeover of Hong Kong. The eldest, Xian Wei Cha (called Zah), is arrested in an operation that exposes Sheng and almost gets him killed. His girlfriend, Qiu Di, who's been unaware of Sheng's profession, wants to see him quit. Jun pursues the gang tirelessly, sometimes ignoring police protocols. Zah's trial approaches, witnesses are in danger, and a showdown is inevitable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They made it personal... He'll make them pay.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and brutal martial arts action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 July 2007 (Hong Kong)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,271 (USA) (14 March 2008)


$3,271 (USA) (14 March 2008)

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Due to the intensity and complexity of the sequence, both Donnie Yen and Collin Chou agreed that their fight sequence at the end of the film was the hardest shoot they had ever done in their respective careers See more »


During the final fight between Ma Jun and Tony, where Ma Jun is delivering knee strikes to the head while in side-mount position, Ma Jun's black T-shirt under his leather jacket is untucked. As the fight progresses, his T-shirt is shown to be partially or fully tucked in. See more »


Referenced in Sleeping Dogs (2012) See more »

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My take on "Flash Point"
11 November 2007 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of Donnie Yen I eagerly anticipated "Flash Point". There was good and bad in it... first the good: The fight scenes are pretty awesome - in particular there is one which takes place at a driving range that lives up to what I was expecting. The introduction of grappling techniques (paying homage to MMA) is pretty cool. Cinematography & scenes of HK are at some times very stylish.

Now the bad: Kind of moves slow in the first half. In fact after the initial 5 minutes of action the next 20 minutes drags. The plot is not that great, and in the first half of the movie the action isn't enough to make up for this.

All in all, I've been a little disappointed with Donnie Yen's last two

  • this one and Dragon Tiger Gate. Neither raises the bar or comes close

to the amazing SPL of 2005.

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