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On the Run (1988)

Mong ming yuen yeung (original title)
When his wife, also working for the the police, but in a different department, is being brutally murdered, a police officer begins to investigate the case on his own. Soon he has the ... See full summary »

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Alfred Cheung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Biao Yuen ... Hsiang Ming
Pat Ha ... Miss Pai
Charlie Chin ... Lu
Lieh Lo ... Hsi
Wah Yuen ... Lu's Man
Phillip Ko ... Lu's Man
Idy Chan ... Lo Huan (as Yuk-Lin Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsiao-Mei Chang
Kam Kong Chow
Kwai-Bo Chun
Yung Kwan
Bowie Lam ... Johnny
Lap Sam Lam
Shek Yin Lau
Heung Kam Lee
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When his wife, also working for the the police, but in a different department, is being brutally murdered, a police officer begins to investigate the case on his own. Soon he has the hitwoman, who did it arrested, but must find out that things are not as easy as he thought. He has knocked at the wrong door and it turns out that the woman he has hold of may be his only ally. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

15 November 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fleeing Couple See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Yuen Biao and Charlie Chin appeared in Winners and Sinners (1983), My Lucky Stars and Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985). See more »

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A faultless yet harsh thriller.
14 March 2001 | by nick-oSee all my reviews

'On The Run' is one of those great movies you see, never forget, and probably spend years of your life trying to convince your friends to watch. A tight and unpredictable thriller (don't worry, no spoilers here), it is one of the great unsung Hong Kong movies of the late 80's, boasting great performances from its leads (Yuen Biao and Pat Ha) and superbly restrained direction from Alfred Cheung. Yuen, fresh from excellent roles in Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan movies, shines bright as the put-upon hero, wearied by his life and ready to run. Guess what? He can't. There's none of Yuens trademark acrobatic fighting here, just harsh, bloody brawling, and the great stunts within are wonderfully under-shot. Director Cheung was better known for his comedies, and perhaps this gave him space to bring out the characters. Regardless, this is triumphant cinema on every level.


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