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Long Arm of the Law (1984)

Sang 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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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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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 »

Connections

Followed by Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987) See more »

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The Bannerman from China
22 June 2006 | by xiemarkSee all my reviews

Sheng Gang Qi Bing : Sheng means province. It indicated Guangtong province in China. Gang means Hong Kong. Qi means flag. It indicated the 5-star flag which is the national flag of China. Bing means soldier.

The better tile for this movie might be "The Bannerman from China".

But it has a strange English title called "Long Arm Of The Law".

I have watched this movie when I was a kid in local theater. It was the first gangster movie in HK brought some foreign elements from China. The banner man from China entered HK illegally. They were the veteran of People Liberation Army of China but became robbers and gangsters in HK. They are different from local gangsters in HK and show more merciless and disciplinary. But their minds are always simple and pure. They just want to gain some money for their family or lovers in China.


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