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Once a Thief (1996)

Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Li Ann Tsei
... Mac Ramsey
... Victor Mansfield
... The Godfather
... Michael Tang
... Robertson Graves
... The Director
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Dobrinsky
Greg Chan ... Dance MC
Young Ryu ... Li Ann's Dance Partner
... Interpol Judge
... Judge's Aide
Phillip Tsui ... Fong
... Mill Security Guard
... Biker 1
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Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord who raised and trained them. After being imprisoned in Hong Kong, Mac is forcefully recruited into a clandestine international crime-fighting unit by a hard-nosed, menacing Director. He is teamed in Vancouver with Li Ann, who thought Mac was dead, and her new fiancé Victor Mansfield, an ex-cop who is attracted to the unorthodox methods of the agency. Conflict flares between Mac and Victor as the trio take on their assignment. They soon learn that their principal target is their foster brother Michael Tang, who had been given Li Ann as his future wife and who has vowed to hunt down the pair for their disloyalty to the "family". Written by <ndgprods@earthlink.net>

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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29 September 1996 (Canada)  »

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Trivia

Based on the John Woo directed movie by the same name. See more »

Goofs

When Mac and Victor end up hanging from the chandelier, the extension cord tied between them becomes fairly obviously a black steel cable, then turns back into an extension cord once they are no longer hanging on it. See more »

Quotes

[a gun is pointed at Li Ann]
Li Ann: Tell him to put it away or I'll make him swallow it.
Mac: I've seen her like this, you're gonna swallow it!
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Followed by Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother (1997) See more »

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This is the best double episode of Once a Thief. Nick Lea is the best of the cast and his performance is very good. The talent of Ivan Sergei and Sandrine Holt is undeniable and the story is very interesting.

I think that all fans of John Woo must see this episode.


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