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Full Contact (1992)

Xia dao Gao Fei (original title)
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

Director:

Ringo Lam

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Gou Fei (as Yun Fat Chow)
Simon Yam ... Judge
Ann Bridgewater ... Mona
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Sam Sei (as Anthony Wong)
Bonnie Fu ... Lau Ngang
Kin-sang Lee ... Chung (as Kin Sang Lee)
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ... Psycho (as Frankie Chin)
Yin Nam Yin Nam
Victor Hon ... Kau (as Kwan Hon)
Hung Chun
Lai-Wah Wei Lai-Wah Wei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun Hung Cheung Chun Hung Cheung
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung
Foo-Keung Kong ... (as Fu-Keung Kong)
Douglas Kung Douglas Kung ... (as Cheung-Tak Hung)
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Storyline

In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he can follow through with his plan. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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His friends offered him loyalty, until greed caused betrayal. See more »


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

23 July 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Contact See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film did poorly at the Hong Kong box office, where fans were not interested in seeing Yun-Fat Chow play a violent criminal. It was however a critical and cult favorite in the US and UK. See more »

Goofs

During the nightclub shootout, Jeff's gun changes between a 9mm Beretta to a Smith & Wesson .45ACP and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Virgin: See anything you like?
Jeff: Nothing. Maybe just a few scraggly black hairs.
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Alternate Versions

The UK "Hong Kong Legends" DVD features the film fully uncut, as well as with an edited (subdued) music track as director Ringo Lam originally intended. The English dub doesn't have the subdued music track. See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Outrageous villains
29 March 1999 | by YosefSee all my reviews

Long ago I heard about an "ultimate Hong Kong action film" called "Full Contact". It starred Chow Yun Fat and was directed by Ringo Lam ("Maximum Risk") who is not as well known over here as other Hong Kong directors but with a good action script could be up there with John Woo and Tsui Hark. So while visiting a new video story in my area, low and behold there was a copy of it sitting there on the shelf calling to me. After watching it the first aspect of the film that struck me were the outrageous villains. There were three of them, a homosexual magician who could make guns appear out of nowhere, an over-the-top rock star looking guy that reminded me of a pro-wrestler, and a nymphomaniac female companion that........well let's just say she had problems keeping her clothes on. Chow Yun Fat plays a role fit for Stallone. It's got that '80s style "Cobra" look to it. He's kind of like an outlaw or desperado type, who must avenge his near death by the hands of the deadly trio. If you are a fan of any '80s action movie, then you'll love this. Keep your eyes open for the shootout at the end in the bar, with the bullet P.O.V. shots. Great stuff. **1/2 stars.


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