Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
"Rang zi dan fei" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy, Western  |  16 December 2010 (China)
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In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.



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Credited cast:
Ma Bangde
Pocky Zhang
Mrs. Ma
Fake Pocky
Pu Miao ...
Shanxi MIstress
Master Wu
Fan Liao ...
Yun Zhou ...
Hu Wan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Heng Du ...
Counselor Tang
Ma Ke ...
Ba Sui
Bing Shao ...


Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues. Written by Anonymous

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1920s | bandit gang | satire | See All (3) »


Bandit chief Jiang Wen, imposing as a mayor, meets tyrannical gentry Chow Yun-fat in a deadly battle of wit and brutality. See more »


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16 December 2010 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Ase tis sfaires na horevoun  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,287 (USA) (2 March 2012)


$60,040 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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A great and exciting opening that had me hooked, then slowly started to lose me. Anti-climatic ending. I say B-
14 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I do not care about being rich but I must come up with a game plan to rid of Huang once and for all. Give me time, Pop will avenge your death." When bandit chief "Pocky" Zhang comes to a remote Chinese village he says he is the new mayor. After things go too far and someone ends up dead a battle for revenge begins between him and Master Huang (Yun-Fat). This is a movie I was actually really looking forward to. The preview looked really good and action packed. The first 15 minutes was great and full of action. Then it started to gradually slow down. The story was very interesting and kept me watching, but it really lost momentum and by the end I was starting to lose interest. I'm not saying this is a bad movie but it was like coasting down a mountain, the closer you get to flatting out the slower you go. This is worth seeing but don't expect excitement all the way through. Overall, a good movie that could have been better I think. I give it a B-.

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