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Release Date:
28 February 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Not a deadly mistake by a long shot See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... 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 ... Police Officer Wong Ki / Ricky (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 Yat-Sing Lee ... Ping's Buddy (uncredited)
Wah Wo Wong ... Lung's Messenger (uncredited)

Courtney Wu ... Kidnapper (uncredited)

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 Wai-Leung Wong .... 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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Niu Tien agreed that the final scene they share together is their favorite moment of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not a deadly mistake by a long shot, 28 February 2008
Author: Lee Alon

There's no guarantee in life that another day means another dollar, but you can pretty much count on a new Simon Yam movie coming along. And here he is again in a triad story, but don't let the fact bring you down or put you off: this is actually a cool movie, marrying as it does serious underworld scheming with fantasy violence. It's kind of like the Infernal Affairs trilogy condensed and on crack.

Fatal Move is a Category III for violence only – and it's indeed relatively bloody, even if much of the gore is cheap CGI. This is no Hostel, but nonetheless the body count is impressive and the range of physical outrages quite extensive, including one torture scene where Simon not only says it's pain time, but also does most of the inflicting in person.

The result of all this bears some similarity to last summer's Invisible Target, although Fatal Move isn't as compelling or refreshing, nor are its characters quite as appealing. It also has crooks masquerading as cops, a raid on a police station and a SWAT/SDU team being made fools of, and does possess considerable talent – in addition to Yam, we get Sammo Hung and Wu Jing, both very capable performers, albeit not in their strongest outings here. This is especially true for Wu Jing, whose looney-aggressive act appears lifted directly from SPL, only not as sincere. Sammo gets very little time to show off his moves, yet does well as clan leader Lin Ho Lung, a veteran criminal who for once bothers with differentiating between "triad" and "mafia", a point rarely noted on the big screen.

The story begins with Boss Lin celebrating the birth of his first son, and all's well – his deputies Ah Tung (Simon Yam) and Tin Hung (Wu Jing) seem to have things under control, while his female right hand person Soso (Tien Niu) maintains the books balanced and the money flowing in.

This being a triad actioner, calm isn't the primary directive, and quickly things go sour as internal conniving and treachery become the order of the day on top of pressure from ever-present cops, led by Danny Lee as Inspector Liu, and with Lam Suet throwing in a cameo for some tragic-comic relief.

Soon the choppings, sword slashings, bludgeoning and outright gunning down of cronies by the van load commence, accompanied by a rather convoluted string of double-dealing and treachery that affects all involved parties. Although this means the characters aren't totally flat and do have motivations, this facet of the story is left somewhat under-developed and thus results in mild confusion. As a consequence, the ending, which has a couple of supposed stunner-twists, fails to stuff the bucket, as they say, instead coming across as a bit of a red herring in fancy evening wear. This applies to many parts of Fatal Move – even at two hours it still feels cut in many instances, like they had to remove scenes at the last minute or something.

Overall, Director Law (who did Fatal Contact before, also with Wu Jing) supervised a competent project here. This is a worthy addition to an already heavily populated herd of jiang hu flicks, and Fatal Move is all-told a memorable and visceral release that's unlikely to go down as a classic despite being a solid viewing with a healthy dose of both Election-like gangland politics and comic book hyperbole. We'd say go for it, it's one move you'll live to not regret.

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