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Wild Search (1989)

Ban wo chuang tian ya (original title)
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 »

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Ringo Lam

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Lau Chung Pong / 'Mew-Mew' (as Chow Yun Fat)
Cherie Chung ... Cher
Roy Cheung ... Bullet
Paul Chun ... Mr. Hung
Cheuk Yan Chan ... Ka Ka
Feng Ku ... Lee
Kwong Leung Wong ... Nam
Kong Lau ... Leong
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Cheong
Elaine Jin ... Elaine Lee
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Cop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuen-Tat Chan Yuen-Tat Chan
Ka-Sang Cheng
Joseph Chi ... (as Joe Chu)
Wing-Wai Chin
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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 not their young daughter. The suppliers escape, and as their ruthless boss covers his tracks, he goes after the girl, the only witness. They trace her to a safe house, but are killed in the ensuing gunfight. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

3 June 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Search See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Entertaining but unoriginal romance with some action
22 October 2001 | by expertenSee all my reviews

Good things: Chow Yun Fat. Well directed. Good pacing, never boring. Roy Cheung is always (not so) nice to see. The bad guys are brutal.

Bad things: It is a remake of Witness (but not so similar that you will be disturbed by the fact). Too lighthearted, too sentimental, especially for people like me who likes children in movies, but only if they die. Not enough violence. No, it is not better than Witness, only different. 7/10


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