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Prison on Fire II (1991)

Gam yuk fung wan II: To faan (original title)
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Ching escapes from prison to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. And that puts him in great danger.

Director:

Ringo Lam

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
Sung Young Chen ... Pong Fai-Long / Dragon
Elvis Tsui ... Officer Zau
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... Chiu Chow Man
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Blind Snake
Li Yu ... Miss Wong
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Fai Chi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pak Fei Pak Fei
Shui-Wah Fok
Rankie Fung Rankie Fung
Shui-Jan Fung Shui-Jan Fung
Chi-Ming Hung Chi-Ming Hung
Gam-Shing Lai Gam-Shing Lai
Shu-Kei Law Shu-Kei Law
Kwong-Tim Lee Kwong-Tim Lee
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Storyline

Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders himself to authorities, but the vengeful chief of security, Zau, arranges for Ching to be set up in the eyes of the Mainland gang, led by the affable Dragon. Dragon and Ching both then escape separately, and while fugitives, hook up together and bond. Ching is recaptured and instigates a riot to save his own hide from the Mainlanders. In the chaos Ching gets revenge on Skull (who, working with Zau, set him up) and Zau. Written by Scott Hamilton <Stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 June 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison on Fire II See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pong Fai-Long: Sky is the lid of the coffin. Earth is the coffin. All happiness and sorrow are found inside it.
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No City on Fire
28 December 2006 | by afootmanSee all my reviews

Fans of "City on Fire" (1987), Ringo Lam's earlier team-up with Chow Yun-Fat, will sorely miss the compelling storyline and dynamic action scenes that Lam delivered 4 years before directing Prison on Fire II. The fight sequences, despite their nomination at the Hong Kong Film Festival, were lackluster. The characters don't mean anything to me. Finally, through no fault of anyone but the distributor, the English subtitles are so bad at times that I really hadn't the foggiest what the characters were saying. Again, not Lam's fault. Chow Yun-Fat does his nice-guy thing, but sadly never gets an opportunity to display his martial arts talents; instead he spends a lot of time picking himself up after getting beaten up. He pairs really well with Danny Lee in 1987: the two play off each other's sense of humor and share excellent fight scenes. Chow Yun-Fat was on his own in "Prison on Fire", and the film suffers from the lack of acting talent. I can only hope that Lam was working on a more limited budget than he had for City on Fire, because this film lacks all the impressive effects and action that he deployed skillfully in the latter. There is little joy in this film.


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