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Release Date:
28 February 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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)

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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 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 »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
God Father wannabe that really doesn't measure up, 31 March 2009
Author: grandmastersik from Finland

Sigh.

I have to admit that Simon Yam is my favourite actor in Hong Kong cinema. I'll now also confess that Jacky Wu (or "Wu Jing" as he's known in Asia) is simply fantastic to watch; and then we have Sammo Hung who is a legend...

With this main cast and a violent, dramatic, martial arts setting then, one would naturally expect something great. Alas, this was not the case.

It's difficult to say just went wrong with Fatal Move but the disjointed storytelling is definitely the main factor. Simon Yam's character starts out as having the potential to be compelling and Jacky Wu certainly looks to be the man with whom not to ***k (as his talent deserves), but things quickly fall apart as too many characters are chucked at us too quickly, for no real reason and after an hour or so of action scenes occasionally having been slotted in to keep our interest in an otherwise dull, difficult to follow film, I soon found myself scratching my head, wondering how the mess on screen before me escaped some serious script re-writes.

Aside from men carrying out hits with ninja weapons in a ludicrous excuse for more M.A. choreography when a machine gun could have done all the work in half the time, there's also some truly awful CGI blood and gore effects which made me wonder why the art of film is de-evolving (compare Lord of the Rings to Ghandi; Lone Wolf and Cub to this), and to make matters worse, the dramatic element which had been so sorely lacking throughout, only graces us right at the very end when Sammo's wife, Soso, turns in a deft performance, too little, too late..

No Simon Yam lines to justify wasting his talent; no unarmed Jacky Wu.

Fair enough, Sammo still surprises us with a cool scene to show he's still got the moves despite his age, but nothing could save this wreck once it had been green-lit without undergoing serious surgery at a local script doctor's.

It's unfair to say that there's no story, for as jumbled as it is, it's there, but the action just seemed to be tossed in for the sake of it for the most part, was unrewarding, and the total of this flick came up incredibly short given its concept, cast, budget and just about any other pro it had.

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