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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.

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Tony's Mum (as Ha Ping)
Irene Wang ...
Cindy
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Four Eyes
Wai Ai ...
Hero (as Ai Wai)
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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.

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

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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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 »

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Awesome martial arts action
2 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Flashpoint features some of the most intense and bone crunching action ever filmed. Here Donnie Yen shows us why he is the king of martial arts action films.

The camera-work is spot on and captures the intensity and struggle of the combat with the close up shots, whilst letting us see the incredible display of martial arts fighting with the longer shots. The fight scenes are spectacular yet remain convincing and realistic. The shoot outs in this film are also brilliant, much better than I expected in fact. Anyone who appreciates the John Woo style gun-play shouldn't be disappointed.

As with most martial arts films the plot is pretty predictable and straight forward. The film could have also done with a few more fight scenes as the story wasn't particularly captivating.

In short this film is a lot like Kill Zone, however I think Donnie Yen has continued to push the boundaries and has outdone himself in the action department with this one. Whilst Killzone remains a better all round film, Flash point is equally as good in its own right.


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