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City on Fire (1987)

Lung foo fung wan (original title)
An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

Director:

Ringo Lam

Writers:

Ringo Lam (story), Sai-Shing Shum (scriptwriter) (as Tommy Sham) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Ko Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
Yueh Sun ... Inspector Lau / Uncle Kung (as Yeuh Sun)
Danny Lee ... Fu (as Danny Sau Yin Lee)
Carrie Ng ... Hung
Roy Cheung ... Inspector John Chan
Kong Lau ... Inspector Chow
Elvis Tsui ... Chan Kam-Wah (as Kam-kong Tsui)
Yeh Fang ... Chow Nam
Chi Fai Chan ... Chen Ching / Tai Song
Mang-Ha Cheng ... Chow's Grandmother (as Mang-ha Cheung)
Parkman Wong ... Ah Man
Bo-San Chow Bo-San Chow ... Lily
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... Bill
Kwong Leung Wong ... Kwong
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... Lounge Singer
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Storyline

Ko Chow is about to resign from the police force when he is asked to take on one more case. He is to go undercover in a gang that is robbing jewellery stores. He accepts the task and successfully infiltrates the gang. It is a very dangerous mission, not just because the gang might discover his true identity but because many of the police suspect he may well be a criminal. Written by grantss

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

City on Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema City See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Inspired Quentin Tarantino 's film Reservoir Dogs (1992). See more »

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Reflections in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Fu: [Fu talks about his family life] You know, my father was a crook. I got it from him. I just hope my son doesn't turn out like me.
Ko Chow: Is your old man still in jail?
Fu: He's been dead for ten years. My father was stupid. He got shot by the police.
Ko Chow: So you despise them?
Fu: Not at all. They were just doing their job, so why should I?
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Alternate Versions

The US version has scenes cut out See more »

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Referenced in Il solitario (2008) See more »

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the movie that influenced Quentin Taratino's Resevoir Dogs
7 December 1998 | by Wilson WSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie and it really shows Chow Yun Fat's acting ability. The story is great and director Ringo Lam really shows how life is between opposite sides of the law.


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