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Flaming Brothers (1987)

Gong woo lung foo dau (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Romance | 30 July 1987 (Hong Kong)
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A tale between two brothers: One has left the triads and gone legit, the other has decided to stay and keep the triad from going to the ways of drugs and gun running.

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Credited cast:
... Chang Ho-Tien (as Chow Yun Fat)
... Alan Chen Wai-Lun
Pat Ha ... Ka-Hsi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lap Ban Chan
Philip Chan ... Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Hei-ling Cheung
Emily Chu
... Hsu
Yeh Fang
Biu Gam
Tat-Wah Gan
Wai-Lung Ho
Hsin Nan Hung ... (as Hung San Nam)
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A tale between two brothers. One has left the triads and gone legit. The other has decided to stay and keep the triad from going to the ways of drugs and gun running. But, when one brother's in trouble, will the other drop whatever he's doing and protect his sibling even if it means losing his life? Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <mculibas@cwnet.com>

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A drama with some bloodshed
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This title doesn't do justice to the genre heroic bloodshed! Yes, there is bloodshed en yes it is heroic,but for the most part it is a story about a relationship between two friends (Alan Tang and Chow Yan Fat) who happen to be gangsters. Let's face it,compared to John Woo titles: Better Tomorrow series, Hard Boiled, the Killer! This movie doesn't have a chance! There is not enough action to make this movie worthwhile. But the acting is outstanding by Chow Yan Fat and Alan Tang. Furthermore there is not much of intrigue or excitement,so why should i watch this movie! Still Alan Tang really has potential for greater action drama's than this one! Return Engagement is an example how this movie could be!


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