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China White (1989)

Gwang tin lung fu wui (original title)
In Amsterdam - in the time before the legalisation of some drugs and the following growth of competition on the market - takes place a war between the Italian and Chinese mafia because of ... See full summary »


Ronny Yu




Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wong ... Bobby Chow
Steven Vincent Leigh Steven Vincent Leigh ... Danny Chow (as Steve Vincent Leigh)
Lisa Schrage ... Anne Michaels
Billy Drago ... Scalia
Ka-Kui Ho ... Phong (as William Ho)
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... One Hand
Kwong Leung Wong ... Mute (as Tommy Wong)
Feng Ku ... Uncle Chi
Ricky Ho ... Kong
Frank Sheppard Frank Sheppard ... Rasta
Cahit Ölmez Cahit Ölmez ... Amead
Rodney Beddal Rodney Beddal ... Interpol's Chief (as Rodney Beddall)
Fritz Kampinga Fritz Kampinga ... Amsterdam Police Captain (as Frite Kampinga)
Saskia Van Rijswijk Saskia Van Rijswijk ... Henchwoman
Lex de Regt Lex de Regt ... Leo
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Rated R for strong violent action, and for language, sensuality and drug content. | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Many people believe that producer Jim Choi, who would benefit the most from it, was the mastermind of the case. Choi, who was the manager of Jet Li and Nina Li, was shot dead in 1992 at the age of 38. After Choi's death, there were many rumors surrounding around it including his connection to the Netherlands triads, keeping Li away from other film producers and karma for his actions in filming China White. See more »


Near the end, Billy Drago's character walks out of the courtroom, saying a verdict of 'not guilty' has been passed by the jury. The Netherlands does not have a jury system. See more »

Alternate Versions

Hong Kong version runs 6 minutes longer than international version and features extra scenes as flashback to time when Chow brothers were children. Also in Hong Kong version the death scene of a prostitute is more explicit. See more »

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Controversial - actress forced to perform for film?
26 June 2009 | by ArthurDentalSee all my reviews

According to the article at http://blog.ifeng.com/article/2737487.html, one of the actors in the film, Carina Lau, was forced to appear in this movie for free. She was the victim of an infamous kidnapping shortly before this movie was made, and later photos of her in distress were published in a magazine, which has since been forced to shut down and its publisher sent to jail. The actress denies she was assaulted but there was a movie leaked on net that allegedly showed her being gang-raped. (The Hong Kong press, out of respect for her, has mostly refused to report on the incident, but google will turn up a few articles about it.)

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Cantonese | English

Release Date:

4 November 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Rumbling Sky Dragon Tiger Meeting See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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