Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »
Ma is kidnapped and tortured. Since then, his girlfriend Amy senses he's no longer the same person, and becomes convinced that something supernatural is corrupting his soul. Policeman Pit is determined to get to the bottom of the case.
The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but... See full summary »
A cop-turned-bar owner befriends a drunken woman and finds himself pursued by her former lover and the thugs he employs. The chase turns deadly when the bar owner's deadbeat brother and a suitcase full of cash enter the picture.
A clumsy, easy-going but tough restaurant chef witnesses a murder of a cop. This leads him to a world of trouble, as the killer seeks to silence him. Luckily, the vengeful partner of the dead cop is there to help him.
Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime.
The Tai Seng Video, which was dubbed in Mandarin, pan and scan so you can't really read the subtitles, freeze-frames for about 2 seconds at the end, when Roy Cheung (Brother Smart) falls to his death. See more »
What's striking about this film is its vividness. It still looks fresh after 25 years since it was made.
For outsiders who've never lived in Hong Kong, it's not clear how much of the school system depicted in this movie is true, but it seems that shortage of good teachers are universal fact even in Hong Kong. Kids have to fend for themselves in a crappy system when they get into trouble.
The movie features the then emerging talent pool of young actors, and this is one of the best movie Fennie Yuen starred in. She carries the story convincingly, and keeps the quality of the movie high.
Late '80s was when the quality of Hong Kong cinema skyrocketed. Movies like this were the chief contributors. It's shot beautifully, and directed superbly. Story is also compelling in the way it's told.
This is one of the best movie to come out in the late '80s from Hong Kong, and is recommended for viewing.
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