A young man learns the fighting techniques of Sanda from a coach. The two become best friends as the young man prepares to enter an underground tournament, competing against some of the top fighters of the world.
A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant Tang Fei (Nicholas Tse) was involved in a gunfight and car accident that put the criminal... See full summary »
Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.
When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow circus performers who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreck havoc around the city.
A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.
The character played by Jaycee Chan wasn't originally scripted to die. Chan appealed to the director for his character's death, believing the film would be more powerful and true to life if one of the main heroes was killed. See more »
After the cabdriver had jumped out of the car, for the moment the brake lights turn on. See more »
Not very effectively dramatic, but the director definitely has something to say
Nan Er Ben Se is criticized for it being too typical, and the good guys too naive too stereotype, blah blah blah...... But in my opinion, it's uniquely valuable for being positive in information.
Basically it's a story about 3 cops after a gang of robbers, consequently got involved deeper and deeper, and inevitably dig out dirty secrets of the police station. One would definitely be reminded by its storyline of many crime classics, like L.A.Confidential. However, the director didn't invest everything in promoting this one as the HK version of L.A. Confidential, mainly because the sense of social responsibility motivates the makers to create a story of growing up in good directions instead of dirty cop stories.
The movie is very effective in editing the fighting sequences. All the fantastic actions are well paced and deserved a nod only for that. The scenes are very "Hollywood", but it's acceptable. HK movies need change. After all these years, the producers reflected on many mistakes the HK movies have made and all the unsuccessful productions. Although the completely westernized producing pattern may not be accepted, the industry has accepted many concepts of Hollywood. You can definitely sense that from Nan Er Ben Se.
Back to the most important point of the movie. Nan Er Ben Se doesn't enforce any unbelievable values or character relationships in the entire movie. The "good cop" is morally sound but physically incompetent to other ones, while the dirty cops are tough but without much credits to the society. When they mix together, this balance or imbalance has created a sense of social duty. And finally the dirty cops become clean, at the cost of the life of the good cop. Fair enough? Not really. But it's the right way to do. It's simple and not enforced.
Good information can make a bad movie a good one, except that Nan Er Ben Se is not bad at all.
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