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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 »

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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 ... Woo's Bodyguard
Chad Stahelski ... Leong
Judy McAndrew Judy McAndrew ... Jack's Assistant
Terri Conn ... Katie's Student
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:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Production Co:

Filmwerks,Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1997. See more »

Goofs

When Reg, Simon and Katie enter the lobby in the final shoot-out they enter it from the right. In the background there is a sign saying 'Elevators' with an arrow to the left, but they just came from the elevators so the arrow should be pointing to the right. See more »

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References Christmas in Connecticut (1945) See more »

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So bad it's good
3 April 2006 | by rps-2See all my reviews

We watched one of those rare movies the other night that was so bad, it actually was good.

Improbability piled on top of unlikelihood layered over with banality and stupefying inconsequence.

Other than that, it was quite good.

The first "humping scene" was one minute and ten seconds in. (We have a little pool every time we watch a movie. Usually if you choose any time within the first twenty minutes, you have a chance.) Why stick with it, why not scrap the tape and use it to record Debbie Travis.

Because this movie boggled the mind. Just when you said "it can't get any worse" it did.

But the definitively awful thing about it was the amount of gunplay.

Hi…I don't like your necktie…take that…blam blam.

In one memorable scene, the leading man ---HEY, LOOK AT ME, I'M DOING A BAD IMPRESSION OF PIERCE BROSNAN --- naked and in bed with an equally naked lady (well, I doubt she was much of a "lady") is interrupted by three gunmen.

He rises from the bed, a gun in each hand, which he uses to dispatch the bad guys. BLAM BLAM WHANG ZING BANG Actually, if they were trying to kill this character, they would have been GOOD guys.

But we continue to agonize over our handgun problem.

The reasons for it are pretty obvious when you watch a movie like this


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