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Full Alert (1997)

Go do gaai bei (original title)
Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »

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Ringo Lam

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Ringo Lam (screenplay), Ringo Lam (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ching Wan Lau ... Inspector Pao
Francis Ng ... Mak Kwan
Amanda Lee ... Chung Lai-Hung
Jack Kao ... Zang
Monica Chan ... Yee
Siu-Kei Lee ... Brother Fai
Kar Lok Chin ... Bill
Raymond Cho ... Ah Chung (as Wing Lim Cho)
Emily Kwan ... Maria
Yeung-Wah Kam Yeung-Wah Kam ... Ko (as Andrew Kam)
Kam-Cheong Yung Kam-Cheong Yung ... Yung
Marcus Fox Marcus Fox ... Ah Sang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bo-Law Kei Bo-Law Kei
Ka Lok-Shi Ka Lok-Shi ... (as Carlos)
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Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. Jockey Club. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

18 July 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Alert See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Unexpectedly powerful
23 December 2004 | by DanStarkeySee all my reviews

Lau Ching Wan turns in an powerful performance as a tough cop who goes over the line in pursuit of his quarry and alter ego, played masterfully by Francis Ng. The film transforms from a formula competition between cop and robber midway through the film, to a gripping portrait of two men who must live with the life-and-death decisions that they make in their line of work. Who would have thought that such a shoot-em-up movie would address such deep issues, and do it so successfully? The director, Ringo Lam, is quite versatile, having also directed the excellent Jackie Chan action comedy "Twin Dragons," as well as star vehicles for Jean Claude Van Damme and Shu Qi.


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