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After serving time for the murder of his parents, a fighter with a taste for violence enters the world of kickboxing.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ryo Narushima
Annie Liu ...
Megumi
Francis Ng ...
Kenji Kurokawa
Masato ...
Sugawara Naoto
Dylan Kuo ...
Ryuichi Yamazaki
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Kensuke Mochizuki (as Bruce Leung)
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Principal Saeki
Weiying Pei ...
Natsumi Narushima (as Pei Pei)
Terri Kwan ...
Moemi Funato
Hiromi Nakajima ...
Yoko Kamio
Takuji Suzuki ...
Kawakami
Ka Sing Chau ...
Kouhei Fujiyoshi (as Chau Ka Sing)
Syria Leung ...
The Rich Madam
Agnes Pang ...
Manageress
Apple Chau ...
Floor Show Dancer
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Based on the Japanese Manga about Ryo Narushima, a talented, college-bound student who murders both of his parents in cold blood. He is sent to a reformatory where he trains in karate under Kenji Kurokawa, a man imprisoned after trying to assassinate the Japanese Prime Minister. Two years after his conviction, Ryo is released and begins a new life as an ultra-violent professional fighter. Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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METALLY (Flying Swamp Mix)
Performed by LM.C
Lyrics, Composed & Arranged by LM.C
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Great movie, but not for everyone
10 October 2008 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

It seem a lot of people hated this movie, but I for one really liked it.

Shawn Yue and Francis Ng are my favorite HK actors, and the Infernal Affairs pair did a really fine job IMO. I really connected with the characters, and I thought they were perfect casting for those characters (though I have not read the manga, as usual) It is true there were some cheesy manga scenes here and there, but I loved how the movie was directed, and there were many cool fight and slow-mo scenes. The artistic element in this movie worked very well for me.

There were a lot of random violence, but the movie was about the pain the protagonist had to suffer through, and I thought it was a fine movie.


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