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Island of Fire (1990)

Huo shao dao (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1990 (Taiwan)
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

Director:

Yen-Ping Chu (as Lawrence Full)

Writers:

Li Fu (as Lee Fu), Yun Chiao Yeh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... Lung / Steve Tong
Andy Lau ... Lau / Boss Lee
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Fatty Liu Hsi Chia / John Liu
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Wei Wang / Andy Lau
Jimmy Wang Yu ... Kui / Lucas (as Yu Wang)
Chun Hsiung Ko ... Prison Chief / Prison Superintendent (as Chun-Hsiung Ko)
Tsung-Hua To ... Chiu / Charlie
Barry Wong ... Inspector Wong
Chuan-Chen Yeh ... Fong
Jack Kao ... Ho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wang An Wang An
Chung-Kuei Chang Chung-Kuei Chang
Jui-chu Chang Jui-chu Chang
Kuo-Chu Chang ... Miao-sheng / Seng
Rachel Chang ... Woman in the rain (as Chang Shui-chu)
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Storyline

Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption. Written by Hans Wadsten <dubl@swipnet.se>

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Taglines:

When you're looking for the living dead you start your search in hell!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English | Tagalog

Release Date:

1990 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie Chan Is the Prisoner See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in Taiwan and the Philippines in forty-two days, from April 5 until May 17, 1989. See more »

Crazy Credits

An outtake reel in shown during the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Taiwanese video is 35 minutes longer than Hong Kong version and features more character development of the Taiwanese actors and bit players. See more »

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Spoofs Bad Boys (1983) See more »

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Not a typical jackie chan flick
17 November 2000 | by Brucev-3See all my reviews

The prisoner is a typical hongkong action movie, with great action but also with exxagerated drama and humour. But if you are a fan like me, you will get used to this if you watch a lot of them. The prisoner is a serious movie with some humour in it. It isn't a jackie chan movie, but it is a movie with jackie chan in it. A serious one, which we don't get to see very often . But in this he is great, especially at the end (Jackie a la John Woo).


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