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Mong ming yuen yeung (1988)

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 Idy Chan ... Lo Huan (as Yuk-Lin Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsiao-Mei Chang Hsiao-Mei Chang
Kam Kong Chow Kam Kong Chow
Kwai-Bo Chun
Yung Kwan Yung Kwan
Bowie Lam ... Johnny
Lap Sam Lam Lap Sam Lam
Shek Yin Lau 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Alfred Cheung's best film
23 September 1999 | by ChWasserSee all my reviews

Even for a 'heroic bloodshed' from Hong Kong's glorious 80s this movie is really dark and nihilistic but I love it! A true film noir, which doesn't even spare children from being shot and which features the coolest hitwoman in film history. Compared to Pat Ha's professionalism the ladies from "Nikita" or "Beyond Hypothermia" appear nice and harmless.

And yet she is very likeable as a foreigner stranded in a city that she doesn't like with her Jackie-Kennedy-hairdo and old-fashioned clothes from the 60s. Yuen Biao is great as well in one of his best roles.


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