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Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980)

Di yi lei xing wei xian (original title)
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts.

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Credited cast:
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Chen Chi Lin ... Pearl
Albert Au ... Paul
Tin Sang Lung ... Lung
Paul Che ... Ko (as Biu Law Che)
... Inspector Lui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Baron ... Bruce
Kwok-Ming Cheung ... Interpol Officer
Man Ching Chong ... Social Worker
Shing-Choi Chu ... Paul's Mother
Lee Chun-Wa ... Former Mr. Hong Kong
Richard Da Silva ... Uncle Hark
Xiaoyu Deng ... Interpol Officer
Nigel Falgate ... Nigel
Ping Fong ... Woman at Identification parade
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Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts.

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It started as a joyride; the terror never ended...

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4 December 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Referenced in Der Todesking (1990) See more »

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Oxygene (Part IV)
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Performed by Jean-Michel Jarre
From his album "Oxygen"
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This film leaves you speechless
20 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I can only agree with the preceding comments; this really is the most nihilistic movie I've ever seen (comparable only to Sergio Corbucci's "Il grande silenzio" in that respect) and the heroine is very likeable indeed, although the name Pearl is VERY inapt. The scene where she completely unmotivatedly throws a cat out of the window was too much even for Hong Kong's censor boards which rarely cut out a scene for being too violent. Another scene that I'll never forget was when she set the car of the 'gwailo' (those sunglasses!) on fire. The definition of recklessness and defiance of death.

Someone please release this film in PAL-format, either on VHS, VCD or DVD. I've seen it only once and I'm desperate to see it again. Please!!!


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