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God of Killers (1981)

Woo Yuet dik goo si (original title)
Wu Viet is a Vietnamese refugee who wants to leave his country behind and start over in the United States. First, he must make his way to Hong Kong, but as he passes through Thailand, he ... See full summary »

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Ann Hui

Writer:

Alfred Cheung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Wu Yuet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Cora Miao Cora Miao ... Li Lap-Quan
Cherie Chung ... Shum Ching
Lieh Lo ... Sarm
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Brodett Dave Brodett ... Migual
Tao-chieh Chen Tao-chieh Chen
Homer Cheung
Chun-Ying Chung Chun-Ying Chung
Ramon D'Salva Ramon D'Salva
Warwick Paul Evans Warwick Paul Evans ... Nightclub Dwarf (voice)
Yun-Chuen Fung Yun-Chuen Fung
Biu Gam ... Chung (as Piao Chin)
Rasauro Gotaco Rasauro Gotaco
Ying-Fat Lam Ying-Fat Lam
Greg Lozano Greg Lozano
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Storyline

Wu Viet is a Vietnamese refugee who wants to leave his country behind and start over in the United States. First, he must make his way to Hong Kong, but as he passes through Thailand, he meets a beautiful woman who travels with him. Wu and his new love end up in a refugee camp in Thailand, where they discover many of their countrymen are disappearing under mysterious circumstances. As Wu tries to learn the truth about what's happening, he discovers his life is in danger, and he must flee to the Philippines for safety.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 April 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

God of Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A war refugee struggles to live and keep his morals intact.
18 March 1999 | by dk9See all my reviews

A nicely played out drama of a war refugee (Yun Fat) as he yearns to make it to the US. Along the way he befriends a girl who also wants to go to the States. Sparks fly as the plot unfolds and Wu (Yun Fat) is forced to take matters into his own hands. The acting is downright stupendous! When you see Woo yuet dik goo si (1981), pay close attention to Wu's eyes. They sometimes say more than all of the bad subtitles are trying to.


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