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Crystal Hunt (1992)

No foh wai lung (original title)
Two cops search for a mysterious crystal with healing powers to cure a sick old man. On the trail they come up against a team treasure hunter/smugglers with impressive combat skills and big guns.

Director:

Hsia Hsu

Writer:

Hen Pan Hung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Chin Chi Leung
Sibelle Hu ... Superintendent Wu
Carrie Ng ... Lisa
Ken Lo ... Feng Li (as Wai Ko Lo)
Fujimi Nadeki Fujimi Nadeki ... Wendy
John Salvitti ... Stephen
Michael Woods ... Stephen's henchman
Kevin Leton Kevin Leton ... Migren
Hsia Hsu ... Professor Wong
Ching Tien ... Lisa's father (as Ceng Tin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Cheung Choi
Tiet Wo Chu ... Gang boss (as Tee Wor Chu)
Ka-Kui Ho ... Man chased by Feng Li
Yi Lung Huang Yi Lung Huang ... Man in office (as Yat-Lung Wong)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Officer Man
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Two cops search for a mysterious crystal with healing powers to cure a sick old man. On the trail they come up against a team treasure hunter/smugglers with impressive combat skills and big guns.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

9 January 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

China Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Impressive fight scenes highlight usual low-budget nonsense
15 December 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

You know, Donnie Yen has made a number of low-budget films during his career. In an interview he said that he made them only because he needed to pay the bills...otherwise he hated them. Crystal Hunt is one of those movies that I believe he hated. Having said that, the movie is not all that bad.

The plot is some nonsensical mishmash about a magic crystal and the various parties that are looking for it. There are a lot of characters to keep track of. Ultimately the plot really doesn't matter...the fight scenes do.

There is a good number of fight scenes in this movie. Like many of Donnie's films in the 1990s, the fight scenes are often undercranked. However, for the most part, it isn't too bad. Donnie is in good form. His wushu/kickboxing is always great to watch. Sibelle Hu, Carrie Ng, and Fujimi Nadeki get to cut loose and bust out some cool moves. Ken Lo (of Drunken Master II fame) even has one decent fight scene. Also, I have to rate this movie as John Salvitti's best martial arts performance. He really outshines his work from ITLOD 4 and Tiger Cage 2. Micheal Woods does alright too. The end is entertaining, in not too brutal.

Overall a pretty good action film for fans of the genre.


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