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Dragon in Jail (1990)

Yu zhong long (original title)
Henry, a juvenile delinquent, trying to escape life in the ghetto. After releasing from jail, he is bullied by a local tyrant, Charlie. His rich jail mate Wayne, who has become a famous lawyer, decides to help him out.

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Kent Cheng

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Henry Tse
Kenny Ho ... Wayne (as Kar King Ho)
Gigi Lai ... Winnie Sung
Ka-Kui Ho ... Charlie Ma (as Kar Kui Ho)
Fong Lung ... C.K. Chong (as Jimmy Lee)
John Ching ... Skinny (as Tung Ching)
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... Henry's Father (as Kwan Hon)
Melvin Wong ... Prison Officer (as Kam-sun Wong)
Gei Shun Wai ... Wayne's Stepfather
Hoi Yan Wong Hoi Yan Wong ... Wayne's Mother
Yin-Ming Lam Yin-Ming Lam ... Mandy
Billy Lam Billy Lam
Kwong-Chin Tsang Kwong-Chin Tsang
Chung Lam ... Sgt. Fung
Fui-On Shing ... Brother Bull (as Fook-On Shing)
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Storyline

Henry, a juvenile delinquent, trying to escape life in the ghetto. After releasing from jail, he is bullied by a local tyrant, Charlie. His rich jail mate Wayne, who has become a famous lawyer, decides to help him out.

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Genres:

Action | Crime

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

27 September 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon in Jail See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Legend Films Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Hong Chen Tian Shi
Performed by Andy Lau
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Serious action drama that entertains!
9 September 2014 | by george-844-384633See all my reviews

Andy Lau has long been a favourite of mine. He is handsome, funny, and can hold his own in many action scenes, not to mention the man never seems to age!

Around the late 80's and early to mid 90's, Andy Lau was popping out many films per year that would put most Hollywood actors to shame.

The fantastic Dragon In Jail is one of them!

Brutal, well acted and focusing more on realistic action as opposed to kung fu, Dragon In Jail is quite dark in many ways, with Andy playing an innocent man who gets pulled in to the dark side for all the wrong reasons.

Once in jail, Andy meets Kenny Ho and they both become best friends which serves them both well throughout their journey.

But it isn't all heavy drama and prison scenes. On the outside, we have a host of brutal triad battles that lead to a hard hitting ending that keeps you on the edge until the last scene.

Directed by Kent (Fatty) Cheng, Dragon In Jail may not be recognised around the world much like Infernal Affairs and such, but it is well worth the watch!

Fantastic show!


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