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Wicked City (1992)

Yao shou du shi (original title)
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

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Tai Kit Mak (as Peter Mak)

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Roy Szeto | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leon Lai ... Taki Renzaburô
Michelle Reis ... Windy (Gaye)
Jacky Cheung ... Ken Kai
Roy Cheung ... Shudo
Shu-Kei Chow Shu-Kei Chow ... Anti-Rapter Agent
Carman Lee ... Loh / Shira / Orchid
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Sergeant Kayama
Reiko Hayama Reiko Hayama ... Spider Woman
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Storyline

Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if they stop taking it. Actually it is another group of Rapters that are selling the happiness. The second group attacks Daishu's group, and eventually Taki, Daishu, and Daishu's daughter join forces to fight the evil Rapters. Lots of psychic powers, shape changing and general weirdness. Written by Marty Hoff <martang@evtech.com>

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wicked City See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

HKD 10,778,465 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Insanely incoherent comic-styled Asian sci-fi
20 March 2001 | by Eegah GuySee all my reviews

This movie rarely pauses to let you catch your breath (or figure out the plot) before another onslaught of stylish action wierdness happens. Like Jackie Chan's CITY HUNTER, this is a Hong Kong adaptation of a Japanese manga (comic) which would explain all the tentacle monsters in the movie (a particular Japanese obsession). I couldn't follow the plot but this film is so manic and overloaded with bizarre wham-bang special effects that only the most jaded of fans could dislike it.


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