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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The best crime drama of the year. Better than Heat.
10 November 1998 | by Rea-4See all my reviews

The best crime drama of the year. A familiar genre, but the story and the technique are all innovation. As soon as he appears, the thief (Ng) is captured by the inspector (Lau). The men then embark on a series of cat-and-mouse maneuvers that never fail to surprise. Action scenes are punctuated with dramatic ones, never leaving the audience any breathing space and trapping them with pressure-cooker intensity. The chase scenes and gun battles on Hong Kong's busy streets as well as the underwater explosion scenes are demonstrations of the director's talents. Lau and Ng turned in wonderful performances with their interpretation of the guilt that grips men of violence. - ManA lone Ho


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