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Hong Kong 97 (1994)

Hong Kong 97 takes place, appropriately enough, in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writer:

Randall Fontana
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Patrick ... Reginald Cameron
Brion James ... Simon Alexander
Tim Thomerson ... Jack McGraw
Ming-Na Wen ... Katie Chun
Ming-Yang Li Ming-Yang Li ... Chun
Andrew Divoff ... Malcolm Goodchild
Selena Chau-yuet You Selena Chau-yuet You ... Li (as Selena Mangh)
Steve Day Steve Day ... Frank Richardson
Wing-Chung Leung ... Johnny Chow (as Joey Leung)
Nonong Talbo Nonong Talbo ... General Woo
Joseph Pe Joseph Pe ... Katie's Student
Chad Stahelski ... Leong
Judy McAndrew Judy McAndrew ... Jack's Assistant
Terri Conn ... Woo's Bodyguard
Tyrone Victa Tyrone Victa ... Navy Lieutenant
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Hong Kong 97 takes place, appropriately enough, in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will take charge of Hong Kong the next day. Suddenly, he becomes a target for every two-bit mercenary in the city. With the help of his company mentor (Brion James), a clueless friend (Tim Thomerson), and his ex-girlfriend (Ming-Na Wen), Cameron must unravel the motives behind his sudden target status and escape Hong Kong alive. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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99 years of British rule are about to come to an end...Hong Kong will never be the same.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hong Kong '97 - Vaaran valtakunta See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1997. See more »

Goofs

A caption at the end of the movie gives the wrong date. "7:34 A.M. JULY 30, 1997 Hong Kong is again the possession of the People's Republic of China. It was business as usual..." This should read "JULY 1". A caption at the beginning of the movie correctly gave a date of "JUNE 30". See more »

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References Christmas in Connecticut (1945) See more »

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poor B-movie
27 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1997 Hong Kong and the last days of British rule. Reginald Cameron (Robert Patrick) is a hired assassin who kills the incoming Chinese leaders of Hong Kong. He is hunted in the city and finds refuge with his ex-girlfriend Katie Chun (Ming-Na Wen). His mentor Simon Alexander (Brion James) and friend Jack McGraw (Tim Thomerson) try to unravel the murky conspiracy surrounding the kill order.

This is a poor B-movie. It's surprising to see some interesting actors. It tries to build up the exotic aspects of Hong Kong. The action is a lot of functional shoot em up but there is nothing extraordinary. The tension is never that high. I also don't find an assassin who kills a high Chinese official that believable when he's shocked at all the trouble he's in. I rather have him be a harden killer who expects all the danger.


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