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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 »

Director:

Alfred Cheung
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »
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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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Very good!
7 March 1999 | by lyle-5See all my reviews

This is a crime drama in which he, as a police, is, "on the run" with a female killer (played by Wen-shi Sha). From every aspect of filmmaking, "On the Run" is one of the best HK crime drama ever made. In this movie, you don't see kung-fu, but solid action and the final fighting sequence is very realistic. Very moody and stylish, and IMHO, it's to some degree better than most of John Woo's works.


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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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