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Benny Chan (screenplay)
Chi-man Ling (screenplay)
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12 August 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »
When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow circus performers who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreck havoc around the city. | Add synopsis »
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Mo-Chan Chik

Collin Chou ... Zhang Dachu
Chrissie Chow ... Youyou
Chi-Kui Fong

Aaron Kwok ... Sunny
Elanne Kwong ... Angel's TV Replacement
Yau-Kuen Law
Simon Lee ... Advertiser
Man-Wai Luk

Qi Shu ... Angel
Nan Tie ... Liu Zhenxing
Terence Tsui ... Fishing village chief
Cake Wong ... Dachu's show assistant (as Joyce Wong)
Chi-yin Wong ... Inspector Tong

Jing Wu ... Sun Hao (as Jacky Wu)

Terence Yin ... Kai

Wah Yuen ... Uncle Tak

Jingchu Zhang ... Cheng Xiuhua
Jacob J Ziacan ... Experimental prisoner

Directed by
Benny Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benny Chan  screenplay
Chi-man Ling  screenplay

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anthony Chue 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Benny Chan 
Sing Yan Chan 
Production Design by
William Chang 
Production Management
Ji-Chun Chan .... production manager (as David Chan)
Tze Hung Lam .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ka-Wai Tong .... assistant director
Sound Department
Adrian Cook .... sound re-recording mixer (english version only)
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Yuk-Sing Ma .... action choreographer
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... assistant action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwok Hung Chan .... assistant camera: second unit
Yuk-chuen Cheung .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miriam Chan .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Edwin Van Huizen .... digital intermediate colorist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chun sing gai bei" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:110 min
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Stupid movie title, adequate movie..., 14 April 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

This Hong Kong action/Sci-Fi movie did have potential, and the synopsis did seem appealing, but the movie ultimately failed to live up to the expectations. And as for being a Benny Chan movie, then the movie just didn't really live up to his usual quality productions.

First of all, I want to address the title of the movie, the English title is "Assassin: City Under Siege". What? This movie title is probably as far as they could get from the actual storyline and what the movie was about. So don't put too much into the movie title, as it is a hoax.

The storyline was adequate, although it tended to be rather cheesy at times, leaning too much up against Marvel products, bordering on being a blatant rip-off at times. And that is what the movie suffered from the most. It was sort of a Hong Kong version of "X-Men", just on a toned down scale and a less funded scale.

As for the people on the cast list, well I can't claim to be much fan of Aaron Kwok, and his performance in this movie didn't really win me over this time either. Shu Qi was the one who carried the movie for me, despite not having the lead role. And also Collin Chou, who usually does put on good performances and good action, really didn't impress in this movie either - as if his heart, wasn't fully in it.

Effect-wise, then "Assassin: City Under Siege" (I just love this title) was actually quite good. The CGI worked out well, and the action sequences were nice as well. Despite this being martial arts with wires, then the fighting worked out well enough.

For a Hong Kong action movie, then "Assassin: City Under Siege" was not in the usual league of action movies to come from here; there are far better action movies available even the older ones with Chow Yun Fat.

"Assassin: City Under Siege" is good enough entertainment for a lazy afternoon if you have nothing else to do, just don't expect to be blown away.

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