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Triad Wars (2008)
"Duo shuai" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 February 2008 (Hong Kong)
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In the mist of a violent gang war, a series of unfortunate events threatens the fate of a powerful triad leader and his empire.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lin Ho Lung (as Sammo Hung)
Lin Ho Tung
Niu Tien ...
Leung Yuet Lin / Soso (as Kelly Chu)
Danny Lee ...
Senior Inspector Liu Chi Chung
Lok Tin Hung
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
Law Ting Fat (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Maggie Siu ...
Inspector Janet Liu Mei Chun (as Maggie Shiu)
Suet Lam ...
Wong Shu Chor / Fat Ball (as Lam Suet)
Ken Lo ...
Lau Kwok Wai / Wu (as Kenneth Low)
Kwok Chi Hang
Pinky Cheung ...
Shiu Hung Hui ...
'Uncle' Tong Lai Yu (as Hui Shiu Hung)
Jay Lau ...
Josephine (as Jan Lau)
Zhan-Wen Keu ...
Billy (as Kou Zhan Wen)
Sze-Ming Lu ...
Jacky Ho Wing Kit (as Johnny Chen)


In the midst of a violent gang war one powerful triad leader is faced with losing a grip on his power. As his empire slowly crumbles and his trust of those closest to him dwindles violence escalates as the triad starts clashing with other triads among the Hong Kong community. Face with his only option he'll resort to violent ways to regain his status and reclaim the respect of his triad. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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He can never walk alone...


Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 February 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Fatal Move  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although this is the 4th film that legendary action icon Sammo Hung and rising martial arts star Jacky Wu Jing have made together, this is the first where they actually share a fight sequence with one another See more »


During one firefight, a hand grenade is thrown under a car, blowing the car up off its wheels. No hand grenade possesses sufficient explosive force to lift a car off its wheels. See more »


Performed by J.O.Y.
Music by Tommy Wai
OP: Dream Music Records & Publishing Limited
SP: Dream Music Records & Publishing Limited
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Powerful Action Movie of the new HK cinema
4 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fatal Move brings in new level of action in Hong Kong cinema. Cast is similar to that of SPL, and Sammo Hung and Simon Yam stars in this movie, this time working on the same side. The tone of the movie is similar to the one explored in the Infernal Affairs in that gangs will go to any extent to get their money, involvement between police and the gang is portrayed in detail, and deception plays a role in the story. What separates Fatal Move is the level of action and violence portrayed, and Wu Jing shows his fast and very beautifully choreographed move as the heavy in this movie.

This movie to me is a ground breaking movie in Hong Kong action movie genre like Better Tomorrow did back in the '80s. While Better Tomorrow was somewhat mindless violence, this is violence with lots of intent backing it.

The last fight between Wu Jing, and Sammo Hung was the only mindless battle, but if you have two such talent, you'd be remiss as a writer not to include this fight scene.

Danny Lam plays the usual cop role, and Taiwanese actress Kelly Niu shows that she still looks great on the big screen.

All of this brings good entertainment to this new age Hong Kong action movie.

Highly recommended.

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