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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.


Woo-Ping Yuen


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




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


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


Followed by Tiger Cage II (1990) See more »

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Excellent old school Hong Kong action suspense
7 November 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The cast of this movie runs like who's who of popular actors of the '80s. Donny Yuen, and Simon Yam are about the only ones still active today.

There's drug trafficking in Hong Kong, and corrupt cops are in on it. Inspector Fan (Jackie Chung) is an officer working in the drug enforcement division of the Hong Kong police department. He's on the trail of the drug traffickers, and finds out that one of his associates are in on it. He video tapes the scene, and gives the tape to his girlfriend Amy. But he gets framed and gets accused of drug possession. He now must clear his guilt by somehow collecting the evidence.

The format is somewhat classic Hong Kong drama of the '80s. D&B studio made the movie. D&B had consistent good quality on almost all of their movies, and this one is no exception. The story is good, and acting is great.

It's still a fun movie to watch. As a fan of D&B studio's movies, I wish they made more movies like this today.

Recommended for viewing.

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Cantonese | English

Release Date:

28 July 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultra Force IV See more »

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D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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