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Release Date:
28 February 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
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He can never walk alone...
Plot:
In the mist of a violent gang war, a series of unfortunate events threatens the fate of a powerful triad leader and his empire. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Lin Ho Lung (as Sammo Hung)

Simon Yam ... Lin Ho Tung
Niu Tien ... Leung Yuet Lin / Soso (as Kelly Chu)
Danny Lee ... Senior Inspector Liu Chi Chung

Jacky Wu ... Lok Tin Hung (as Wu Jing)
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)

Jacky Heung ... Kwok Chi Hang
Pinky Cheung ... Tracy
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)
Hark-On Fung ... 'Uncle' Li Chun Tong (as Fung Har On)
Carisa Yan ... Lisa
Tung So ... Rocky (as So Tung)
Wan-Chung Lam ... Ko Tat Wai (as Lam Wan Chung)
Hak-Shing Keung ... Kwok Wing Ching (as Keung Hak Shing)
Yui-Wah Cheung ... Cowie (as Cheung Yui Wah)
Hin-Wai Au ... Superintendent Ricky Wong Kit (as John Au)
Chuen Sing Lee ... Senior Inspector Fung (as Alexander Li)
Fanny Wong ... Policewoman
Tian-lin Wang ... Ma Wing Ying / Uncle Dee (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ... Flirt Lok Ki Cheong (as Tam Ping Man)
Chung Chow ... Kung (as Chow Chung)
Tak-bun Wong ... Fred (as Kenny Wong)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danny Arroyo ... Lin Ho Tung (voice: English version)
Wah Cheung ... Cowie
Siu-Ming Lui
So-Fun Wong ... Policewoman
Anthony Carpio ... Lung's Man (uncredited)
Tat-kwong Chan ... Soso's Man (uncredited)
Jeffrey Chow ... Man Entering Elevator (uncredited)
Woon Ling Hau ... Woman Going Through Trash (uncredited)
Wong Yin Keung ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jonathan Lee ... Ping's Buddy (uncredited)
Wah Wo Wong ... Lung's Messenger (uncredited)

Courtney Wu ... Kidnapper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dennis Law  (as Dennis S.Y. Law)
 
Writing credits
Dennis Law (written by) (as Dennis S.Y. Law)

Produced by
Catherine Chan .... production executive
Tiffany Chen .... administrative producer
Charles Heung .... executive producer
Dennis Law .... executive producer (as Dennis S.Y. Law)
Dennis Law .... producer (as Dennis S.Y. Law)
 
Original Music by
Tommy Wai 
 
Cinematography by
Herman Yau (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau  (as Yau Chi Wai)
 
Art Direction by
Chi Hang Ho  (as Ho Chi Hang)
 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
 
Makeup Department
Kit Ling Chan .... on-set dresser (as Chan Kit Ling)
Gloria Lam .... hair stylist (as Lam Wai Lok)
Carmen Man .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eddie Wong .... assistant production manager
Ivan Wong .... production manager
Pu Wai Wong .... unit manager (as Wong Po Wai)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurence Tong .... second assistant director
Lemmon Wong .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Wing Kei Au .... props master (as Au Wing Kei)
Shui Tin Chi .... pyrotechnician (as Chi Shiu Tim)
Kam Tong Fok .... pyrotechnician (as Fok Kam Tong)
Molly Siu .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Michael Chiu .... foley recordist
Siu-kei Ip .... adr recordist (as Ip Siu Kei)
Siu-kei Ip .... dialogue recordist (as Ip Siu Kei)
Chung Wai Leung .... boom operator (as Leung Chung Wai)
Chung-hau Leung .... location sound recordist (as Leung Chung Hau)
Man Keung Ngai .... boom operator (as Ngai Man Keung)
David Wong .... sound designer
David Wong .... sound effects editor
Ken Wong .... re-recording mixer
Ken Wong .... sound designer
Tomy Yu .... foley artist (as Yu Ka Luk)
 
Special Effects by
Derek Ansell .... project engineer
Ying-Ho Cheng .... project technician (as Cheng Ying Ho)
Eric Lai .... technical director: SFX
Leo Lam .... project technician
Calmen Lui .... project supervisor
Wendy Nam .... project supervisor
Kuen Man Yip .... project technician (as Yip Kuen Man)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Lee .... digital colorist (as Li Kin Sing)
Alex Lim .... CG director
Kam Fat Liu .... digital composer
Raymond Man .... digital touch-up artist
Edwin Van Huizen .... digital colorist
Anna Wan .... CG coordinator
Kwok Leung Yau .... CG director (as Yee Kwok Leung)
 
Stunts
Shan Peng Dang .... stunts (as Dang Shan Peng)
Zhuo Yu Ji .... stunts (as Ji Zhuo Yu)
Wai-Leung Lee .... car stunt choreographer (as Lee Wai Leung)
Chung Chi Li .... action choreography (as Nicky Li)
Teng Fei Ma .... stunts (as Man Teng Fei)
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... assistant action coordinator (as Wong Wai Leung)
Chi Zhang .... stunts (as Zhang Chi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sing Hong Chan .... best boy (as Chan Sing Hong)
Kin Man Ng .... gaffer (as Ng Kin Man)
Man Yin Ngai .... focus puller (as Ngai Man Yin)
Wing-Hang Yuen .... making-of camera (as Yuen Wing Hang)
Yuk Wah Yuen .... still photographer (as Yuen Yuk Wah)
 
Animation Department
Ping Kit Cheng .... animator (as Cheng Ping Kit)
Fog .... animator
Gy Lee .... animation supervisor
Jules Lin .... animation supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Lai .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Hung Poon .... color timer (as Pon Hung)
 
Other crew
Kurt Cheung .... production assistant
Michael Fong .... production assistant
Sze Ming Lai .... set runner (as Lai Sze Ming)
Lai Bing Lam .... tea lady (as Lam Lai Bing)
Sharon Lam .... production coordinator
Stephen Ng .... continuity
Chi Fai So .... set runner (as So Chi Fai)
Angel To .... production assistant
Ka Ho Yuen .... set runner (as Yuen Ka Ho)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Duo shuai" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Fatal Move" - Hong Kong (English title), USA (imdb display title)
"Blood War" - Japan (English title) (informal literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and brief drug use
Runtime:
UK:112 min (DVD) | Germany:100 min (European Film Market) | USA:117 min (DVD)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 anotherSee more »
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Fatal Move, 22 March 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Written and directed by Dennis Law, Fatal Move was originally conceived as the prequel/sequel to 2005's SPL, which had Donnie Yen and Simon Yam pit their skills on the side of the law against triad members played by Sammo Hung and Wu Jing. SPL had an interesting concept to begin with, but I guess with the ending as it was (a cop out in my opinion), a successful sequel with an interlocking storyline with the surviving characters would prove challenging. A prequel on the other hand might not be as engaging, as if we were to see the rise of Sammo's character to triad boss status, it would ring too much a bell with Infernal Affairs 2.

So Fatal Move offers a completely new storyline, albeit with most of the SPL main cast coming back for another go. Donnie Yen is absent (I'll see him in action later with The Empress and The Warriors), and Simon Yam crosses over the fence to star as the brother of Sammo's triad boss character Lin Ho Lung. However, Yam's Lin Ho Tung seems to be having a walk in the park (and in fact he really did!), as is Lin Ho Lung, because those itching to see some serious butt-kicking action by Sammo Hung, will have to wait until the last 10 minutes of the movie. There are plenty of Milkyway regulars here, with Lam Suet, Cheung Siu-Fai and Maggie Siu on hand to lend their heavyweight support to appeal to Westerners here who are familiar with their works, and Danny Lee returns after a long hiatus to play, what else, a cop yet again.

The storyline is nothing to wow over, and most times seemed to be running on a railway track, completely fixed and one-way, chugging along almost endlessly, without a destination in sight. Character motivations were unclear, and Tien Niu as Lung's wife Soso really let it all rip in a melodramatic monologue that contains a lot more story in her words than all the dialogue put together in the movie. It's about the self-destruction of a triad gang from internal strife from the greed of man, but its central theme was touched upon in a rather haphazard, messy manner that you'd wonder if the sub-plots were just bookends for the action sequences.

However, despite its title, Fatal Move is severely lacking in compelling action scenes. You have the tired car chases, and it seems that there was little effort in trying to milk what Wu Jing and Sammo Hung could do. They're martial arts exponents, but get to handle guns most of the time, and this does not exploit the skills they are trained with, which you can probably employ anyone to take over their place. Most of the fighting sequences were courtesy of Wu Jing, who's especially mean with his lopsided blue-dyed hairdo and an extremely sharp sword, but given no competent exponent character-wise to spar with him, it all boiled down to a one-sided affair. Seriously I'm a fan of his and I think it's about high time he takes over the starring role mantle for Chinese action movie stars, instead of getting bogged down playing side show villains.

What gets compensated for the uninspiring action sequences, was blood and gore done in CGI. I'm placing my bets that Herman Yau, as director of photography here, would have added some of his own pointers in this aspect, and the camera does linger on in some of the more violent and gory aspects, such as pumping continuous lead into a body, and various forms of decapitations involving limbs and fingers, right down to a castration. The much touted fight between Sammo Hung and Wu Jing was the main draw for me I have to admit, but if you were to put SPL and this side by side, Wu Jing vs Donnie Yen had a lot more intensity and slick moves compared to Wu Jing vs Sammo Hung.

But alas despite the M18 rating here, the movie was still subjected to multiple edits (originally rated R21 uncut, but no thanks of course to money-making distributors), and most of the gory bits couldn't escape the censor's scissors. What made it unforgivable, was that the much awaited duel too became victim, and for that, with the insipid storyline and relatively generic action, I would have to recommend that this be skipped at the cinemas, and rent the DVD if you're really interested.

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