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Huang jia shi jie zhi: Zhong jian ren (1990)

When he is framed for being a spy because of his friend's illegal activities, David must escape from police, CIA, and assassins with the help of his cousin.

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... Yang Lei-Ching
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Bryan Baker ... CIA Agent (as Joseph Bryan Baker)
Chuen-Yee Cha
... The General
Wai-Lim Chu
Bruce Fontaine ... Hit Man
Ricky Hung
Mark King ... CIA unit Chief
Elvina Kong ... May
Kong Lau ... Officer Wong
Kin-sang Lee ... Kiler in Shades (as Chris Lee)
... Alan's Godfather
Yik-Sang Luk
... The General's Secretary
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Michelle is the daughter of a Hong Kong triad leader. She inherits the organization's leadership after her father is killed by a rival gang who want to take over. The gang also interrupt her wedding, trying to kill her, but managing to kill her would be husband instead. She decides to take revenge on the killers. Written by kooji_kabuto (kooji_kabuto@yahoo.com)

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A definite step down from parts III & IV, though not without its virtues
3 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film opens with a bang: Cynthia Khan chases a car driver on foot in a garage, jumps and kicks him through the windshield (!), they start fighting, he runs, she chases him, they continue fighting in a very narrow alley, and they conclude their fight on not one but TWO moving vehicles, with a third one coming into play at the end. It's a sequence that lesser movies might have used as the climax, but here it's just the opener. The action and fight scenes are generally first-rate, and the notable stunts include a man crashing onto a car from a certain height (if the stuntman wasn't injured during that one, an angel must have been protecting him!), and Cynthia dangling from the edge of a skyscraper's roof (you can see the streets far below her). However, good as the action is, there is nothing in "ITLOD V" that can fully match the Dick Wei & Michiko Nishiwaki vs. Cynthia Khan or the Donnie Yen vs. Michael Woods climactic fights of parts "III" and "IV", respectively. And the plot is unnecessarily convoluted with multiple characters and never quite grabs you the way it should. Still, Cynthia in action is always worth seeing. Michelle Yeoh was largely unknown to Western audiences until her role in Jackie Chan's "Police Story III" - I wonder what might have happened if Jackie had picked Cynthia as his partner in one film. She's just as good and quick in action as Michelle, and prettier too (IMO). (**1/2)

(Note: as the other reviewer said, THIS is the fifth part of the ITLOD series, though if you search the title on IMDb it will lead you on a wrong page - just check the plot summary - with the right cover! Quite a mix-up)


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