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Tiger Cage (1988)

Dak ging to lung (original title)
A team of cops get brutally exposed to violence after raiding a drug operation and discovering a link between few members of the police force and an American crime syndicate dealing with drug trafficking.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Wing-Fai Wong (scriptwriter), Kwong Kim Yip (scriptwriter) (as Kim Ip)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jacky Cheung ... Insp. Fong Chun-Yau
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ... Insp. Ho Siu-Ling / Shirley
Simon Yam ... Insp. Michael Wong
Man-Tat Ng ... Uncle Tai
Donnie Yen ... Terry
Ka-Yan Leung ... Sau
Lung Wei Wang ... Swatow Hung
Irene Wan ... Amy
Vincent Lyn ... Vincent
Stephan Berwick Stephan Berwick ... Vincent's henchman #1 (as Stephen Berwick)
Michael Woods ... Vincent's henchman #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seng-Kwong Chang Seng-Kwong Chang
Jing Chen ... Pheasant
Hark-On Fung ... Hung's accomplice
Fu-Wai Lam Fu-Wai Lam ... Mechanic
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Storyline

After getting their drug operation raided by the cops, a drug trafficker nicknamed Swatow Hung and his American counterparts vows revenge on the ones responsible: Inspector Sau and his comrades Fong Chun-Yau, Ho Siu-Ling, Tai, and Terry. Hung manages to track down Sau and shoot him dead while the latter is planning a retirement to marry Siu-Ling. This tragic event leads to every cop in their department to hunt down Hung and put him behind bars for good. They eventually arrest Hung during his escape from Hong Kong. But Chun-Yau overhears a brief conversation between Hung and Tai, before Hung is purposely shot to death, and begins to suspect Tai of being involved with the drug trafficking. Chun-Yau tracks Tai's every step trailing and videotaping his whereabouts and soon discovers that there may be more than Tai in the police force affiliated with the drug traffickers. What soon follows are death attempts on the cops as the drug traffickers sets to wipe out anyone involved to cover ... Written by DOK

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

28 July 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultra Force IV See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, the cinema version released in 1989 was cut by 4 minutes and 47 seconds. See more »

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Followed by Tiger Cage 3 (1991) See more »

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Down and dirty D&B cop film
24 October 2000 | by iaidoSee all my reviews

In the 70's Hong Kong gave birth to the period (classic) kung fu film. The 90's saw the rise of the `flying' kung fu film. And, the 80's saw the surge of cops and crooks films with titles like Long Arm of the Law, the In the Line of Duty series, and Tiger Cage.

Jacky Cheung plays the title role of a cop out to bust some dope dealers, and eventually the very interior of his corrupt department. Carol Do Do Cheng, Donnie Yen, and Simon Yam also star as fellow cops- Carols husband, a fellow cop, being killed by the dope gang, Donnie as a young rookie who finds out his mentor is dirty, and Simon as the two faced, nothing but evil, corrupt supervisor. Its a dark, double crossing tale offset by moments of kung fu and comedy amongst the standard police drama plotline. From the opening shootout that begins the film, you know that you are in for some rough and tumble action, as hundreds of bullets are shot, bodies fall and are hit by cars, the fighting is gritty, and so on. Donnie gets one fight scene (really the only martial arts sequence) with two drug dealing gwailos. Simon Yam is just plain bad with a capitol B. Jacky over-grimaces his way though the drama, and poor Carol gets the stuffing beat out of her a couple of times. The story is well paced, by the great Yuen Woo Ping, and is a competent addition to the Hong Kong cop film library.

There are more than the usual subtitle language errors like- "My gun has no eyes.", "I want you to be limply in jail all your life.", "I am ready for discinplinary and investify.", "They're now fugitive with arms."


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