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Chi Keung Fung (written by)
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Release Date:
20 November 2008 (Singapore) See more »
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Tagline:
Every Move Kills
Plot:
A female cop befriends a mysterious martial arts drifter, who turns out to be a deadly assassin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jacky Wu ... Bo Tong Lam (as Wu Jing)

Celina Jade ... Hiu Wor
Kara Hui ... Boss
Zhan-Wen Keu ... Timothy 'Chairman' Ma (as Kou Zhan Wen)
Chi Zhang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhang Chi)
Xue Liang Zhu ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhu Xue Liang)
Shan Peng Dang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Dang Shan Peng)
Man-Wai Chow ... Sexy Girl (as Chow Man Wai)
Hau-Yiu Ng ... Sexy Girl (as Ng Hau Yiu)
Yin-Ming Sin ... Sexy Girl (as Sin Yin Ming)
Noriko Aoyama ... Miho Sasaki - Chairman Ma's Wife (as Aoyama Noriko)
Lik-Sun Fong ... Handson (as Alex Fong)
Jamie Wong ... Police
Leo Lai ... Police
Suet Lam ... Fat Wing (as Lam Suet)

Kai Man Tin ... Jellyfish (as Tenky Tin)
Yang Li ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Li Yang)
Sam Wong ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Wong Sam)
Tze Ming Lee ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Lee Tsz Ming)
Wing-Kuen Chan ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Chan Wing Kuen)
Yat Wa Ho ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Ho Yat Wah)
Chi-Wing Shek ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Shek Chi Wing)
Yat-Biu Lam ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Lam Yat Biu)
Ronald Cheng ... Fung Chi Keung
Sing-Yuk Cheung ... Siu Ming (as Cheung Sing Yuk)
Ken Lo ... Head of Robbers (as Keneth Loui)
Baocheng Jiang ... Robber (as Jiang Bao Cheng)
Xinqiang Chen ... Robber (as Chen Xin Qiang)
Pok-yee Ng ... Police (as Ng Pok Yee)
Sammy Leung ... Tarzan
Shiu Hung Hui ... Grant Gong (as Ben Hui)
Woon Ling Hau ... Maggie (as Hau Woon Ling)
Tin-Po Tam ... Mrs. Robinson (as Tam Tin Po)
Mark Cheng ... Commissioner Yu
Alex Lee ... CID
Lai Chi Wai ... CID (as Lai Chi Wai)
Chin Yiu Wing ... CID
Han Yuan Leung ... CID (as Leung Han Yuan)
Kwok-Hung Cheung ... CID (as Cheung Kwok Hung)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danny Arroyo ... Wu Jing (voice: English version)
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Ma's Subordinate
Yuk-Keung Kwok ... Policeman
Chi-Wai Lai ... CID
Todd Eric Valcourt ... Actor (voice: English version)
Wah Cheung ... Extra (uncredited)
Jack Wong Wai Leung ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chung Chi Li  (as Li Chung Chi)
Jacky Wu  (as Wu Jing)
 
Writing credits
Chi Keung Fung (written by) (as Fung Chi Keung)

Produced by
See-Yuen Ng .... executive producer
Paco Wong .... executive producer
Paco Wong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ying-Wah Wong  (as Raymond Wong)
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography) (as Poon Yiu Ming)
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau  (as Yau Chi Wai)
 
Art Direction by
Raymond Chan 
 
Costume Design by
Stanley Cheung 
 
Makeup Department
Wanee Chu .... makeup artist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist (as James Lau)
 
Production Management
Yuk Ching To .... production manager (as Maggie To)
Kam-Ming Wong .... unit manager (as Wong Kum Ming)
Chi Wai Yan .... assistant production manager (as Yan Chi Wai)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickson Leung .... assistant director
Eddie Ng .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kung Chan .... propsman (as Chan Kung)
Sonia Ko .... assistant art director
Wai Ming Lam .... props master (as Lam Wai Ming)
 
Sound Department
Chun Wang Au .... foley artist (as Au Chun Wan)
Wing Sze Cheung .... foley recordist (as Cheung Wing Sze)
Lee Chun Chung .... dialogue editor (as Lee Chun Chung)
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Wai Hung)
Chu Hung Lai .... dialogue editor (as Lai Chi Hung)
Hon Chiu Lam .... foley artist (as Lam Hon Chiu)
Wai Shung Lam .... foley artist (as Lam Wai Shun)
Wai Shung Lam .... foley recordist (as Lam Wai Shun)
Michael Leung .... boom operator
Teko Leung .... location recordist
Burnard To .... dialogue editor (as To Burnard, Davy)
Burnard To .... foley recordist (as To Burnard, Davy)
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Ho Wong .... dubbing coordinator: Mandarin (as Wong Ho)
Tse Kin Wong .... dialogue editor (as Wong Tsz Kin)
Henry Yam .... foley artist
Chun Hin Yiu .... sound effects editor (as Yiu Chun Hin)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... dialogue editor (as Lee Yiu Keung, George)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... re-recording mixer (as Lee Yiu Keung, George)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound designer (as Lee Yiu Keung, George)
Chi Man Yu .... foley artist (as Yu Che Man)
 
Visual Effects by
Berri Chen .... visual effects producer
Jin Wing Cheung .... animator (as Cheung Jin Wing)
Rubens Chiu .... visual effects director
Wai-Kong Li .... animator (as Li Wai Kong)
Edward Pak .... compositor
 
Stunts
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer (as Li Chung Chi)
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... action choreographer (as Jack Wong)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loc Men Chan .... focus puller (as Chan Lok Men)
Yuk-Mun Chan .... making-of (as Chan Yuk Mun)
Sai-Tak Cheung .... electrician (as Cheung Sai-Tak)
Wai-Fai Cheung .... grip (as Cheung Wai Fai)
Wing Keung Cheung .... grip (as Cheung Wing Keung)
Yat-Fai Cheung .... dolly (as Cheng Yai Fai)
Mike Lau .... assistant gaffer
Lam-Fai Leung .... electrician (as Leung Lam Fai)
Hon Lung Lo .... electrician (as Law Hon Lung)
Yiu Cheung Luk .... electrician (as Luk Yiu Cheung)
Kwok-Keung Mak .... electrician (as Mak Kwok Keung)
Chun-Wing Man .... electrician (as Man Chun Wing)
Ho Kai On .... electrician (as Ho Kai On)
Wai-Hsien Tse .... grip (as Tse Wai Hsien)
Wai-Chuen Wong .... gaffer (as Wong Wai Chuen)
Ying-Ki Yeung .... stills photographer (as Yeung Ying Ki)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kit Ling Chan .... wardrobe lady (as Chan Kit Ling)
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer (as Karen Yip)
 
Other crew
Cox Chong .... continuity
Tak-Leung Chong .... location helper (as Chong Tak Leung)
Tina Chow .... production coordinator (as Chow Kit Ting, Tina)
Peggy Lai .... production coordinator (as Lai Pik Yee, Peggy)
Pak-Seng Leong .... location helper (as Leung Pak Seng)
See-Yuen Ng .... presenter (as Ng See Yuen)
Pak-Ho Tai .... production assistant (as Tai Pak Ho)
Joey Wong .... presenter
Paco Wong .... presenter
Pauline Yeung .... tea lady
 
Thanks
Kara Hui .... special thanks
John Sham .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Long nga" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and brief sexuality
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Waited almost a year for this...... and the scores don't lie, 14 January 2009
Author: Jason Lee from London, United Kingdom

Being a big fan of Wu Jing, I've waited nearly a year for Legendary Assassin after his dazzling moves in Fatal Move left me in limbo. I'm not sure how big a role he played as co-director in this film, but the direction and the story was fairly mediocre. It takes place on an island where he meets the girl cop (Celina Jade), and gets chased around by the bad guys. They are trapped on the island because a tropical typhoon has shut down all the ferries. It feels a bit like Assault on Precinct 13 but nowhere near as intense or exciting. A 6 to 6.5 rating is about right.

The thing about Jacky is that he always seems to fall short of making that 'big break' movie that truly shows how great an actor he can be. In Legendary Assassin, his acting is pretty much exactly the same as in Fatal Contact, whenever someone talks to him he smiles and waits a few seconds before replying. He plays the underdog secret assassin/kungfu master alternate identity that is in danger of being typecast nowadays. The big difference is that he talks a lot less than in Fatal Contact, and therefore in my opinion it is a step back. He actually took a step back from Fatal Contact. There should have been much more dialogue between him and Celina. The fighting scenes were slightly above average, nothing spectacular. A lot of people knock Fatal Move, but I thought it was intended to be over the top and ridiculous, like something out of a Japanese comic, CGI blood spraying all over the place. His fighting scenes were much better in Fatal Move and SPL. I guess I'm a bit spoiled by Donnie Yen, at the moment if Jet Li is considered to be retired, then Donnie reigns supreme (both on the screen and as producer/director) and Jacky is just behind him. In a leading role, Fatal Contact is probably still Jacky's finest, so he needs to step back and evaluate which direction his career should be headed. Perhaps he should take on projects with a solid script and director. I'm a huge fan of Jacky Wu and hope his next project can truly take it to the next level, and break more barriers.

A pleasant surprise is Hong Kong born newcomer Celina Jade making her debut, who is half Chinese and half American. Besides her natural beauty, she can also speak three languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin). Perhaps because of the fact that she was actually born and raised in Hong Kong, she performed admirably in Legendary Assassin and looked very natural on the screen, never fazed or looking out of place alongside a solid cast with some old time faces. Besides those dreamy eyes, her language and culture is her greatest asset, as despite playing a naive cop, you take her seriously as she delivered her lines with sincerity and realism rather than just being silly or trying to look cute. She also displayed a wide variety of emotions convincingly, and is definitely one to look out for in future Hong Kong productions.

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