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Long Arm of the Law (1984)

Saang gong kei bing (original title)
Thugs sneak into Hong Kong to rob a jewellery store, killing a cop during their getaway. They plan another heist while hiding from the police hunting them down to avenge their slain comrade.

Director:

Johnny Mak

Writer:

Philip Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jing Chen ... Rooster
Ling Chow Ling Chow
Jian Huang Jian Huang ... Chubby
Lung Jiang Lung Jiang ... Chung
Ben Lam ... Cop
Wai Lam Wai Lam ... Tung (as Wei Lin)
James Mou James Mou ... Cameo
Wai Shum ... Tai
Kwong Leung Wong ... Cop
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Storyline

Thugs sneak into Hong Kong to rob a jewellery store, killing a cop during their getaway. They plan another heist while hiding from the police hunting them down to avenge their slain comrade.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 July 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Arm of the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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No. 6 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures See more »

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Referenced in People's Hero (1987) See more »

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Excellent HK Gangster Movie
7 December 2017 | by ThyDavidethSee all my reviews

Long Arm Of The Law is a film I highly recommended to anyone who likes gangsters films. Thought the concept is simple the storytelling is very well told and kept me fat and happy. The tone is very dark although at times there is some goofy $#!+ like this guy forcing a woman to blow him at gun point or when the gangsters shot this cop and he fell onto the ice ring and blood splattered. I don't know. I found it funny. Though it is mainly a crime thriller, it does have some very bloody violent action. The final 20 or so minutes of the film is f#@$ing awesome. Hard to acquire, but if you can it is well worth it.


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