6.8/10
14
2 user

City on Fire (1993)

Die xue cheng shi (original title)
| Action, Crime | 1993 (Taiwan)

Director:

Cheng Chow

Writers:

Shao-Bing Chen (as Hiu-Bing Chan), Lan-Ying Fu (co-writer)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michiko Nishiwaki ... Chia-Chi
Mark Cheng ... Wei-Ming
Ta-Chuan Chiang Ta-Chuan Chiang ... (as Da-chuan Chiang)
Tai-Bo ... Chien
Wu Ma ... Police Chief
Fei Lung
Hung Kuan Hung Kuan
Chiang-Sheng Wu Chiang-Sheng Wu
Yu-Chi Lin Yu-Chi Lin
Kang-Ling Li Kang-Ling Li
Yu-Ting Chiu Yu-Ting Chiu
Yu-chung Chang Yu-chung Chang
Kuang-Jin Lin Kuang-Jin Lin
Yu-Jing Chen Yu-Jing Chen
Chin-Kuang Li Chin-Kuang Li
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime

User Reviews

 
Boring and cheap action flick
15 August 2012 | by Viva_ChibaSee all my reviews

Let me start by pointing out that this film has not to be confused with the more famous "City on Fire" (that one starring Chow Yun-fat and directed by Ringo Lam), this is a pretty boring and cheap Taiwanese action flick.

I expected your average gangster/triad actioneer, but after 30 minutes the fantasy element comes in, we discover that two characters have supernatural powers (but it's not explained why or how they got them, and besides, they use these powers only in about three scenes), i was even going to write the plot, but it's a disjointed mess (probably because of some of the uninteresting subplots).

The action scenes are nothing special, there are only 2 action scenes that save this movie from being a total borefest: - A (brief) fight scenes featuring Michiko Nishiwaki (she pretty much appears sporadically throughout the picture) - The final action scenes.

There are also some stolen musics from: Terminator 2, The Mission (the Roland Joffé film) and even from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.

IMDb lists this movie as being released in 1983, but other sites (such as HKcinemagic and HKMDB) list this movie as being made in 1993.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1993 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

City on Fire See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed