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Am faa (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1 January 1998 (Hong Kong)
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

Directors:

Tat-Chi Yau (as Patrick Yau), Johnnie To (uncredited)

Writers:

Kam-Yuen Szeto (screenplay by) (as Szeto Kam Yuen), Nai-Hoi Yau (screenplay by) (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Tony (as Lau Ching Wan)
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Sam (as Tony Leung)
Maggie Siu ... Maggie (as Maggie Shiu)
Hoi-Pang Lo ... (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Fong Lung ... Mr. Lung (as Lung Fong)
Siu-Lung Ching ... Ronny (as Ching Siu Lung)
Tian-Lin Wang ... (Guest star) (as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ... Mark - Guest star
Kong Fong ... Informer - Guest star (as Sunny Fang)
Bun Yuen ... Sam's Cop Buddy (as Yuen Bun)
Sau Kei Lee ... Kei-Suk (as Lee Suk Kei)
Suet Lam ... Cafe Owner's Assistant (as Lam Suet)
Santoas Santoas
Kwok Chiu Wu Kwok Chiu Wu ... (as Wu Kwok Chiu)
Chak Shun Ha Chak Shun Ha ... (as Ha Chak Shun)
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A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 January 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Longest Nite See more »

Filming Locations:

Macau, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A press event was held for this film where Ching Wan Lau's head was shaved. See more »

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Despite taking place all in one night Tony Leung's facial hair is different in several scenes. See more »

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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Deliriously entertaining, nasty and comedic
16 July 2017 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"The Longest Nite" is a deliriously entertaining Hong Kong crime flick with style to spare. It also has an unexpected dash of humour to offset the grim proceedings.

Crooked cop Sam (played by the usual charming "Little Tony", Tony Leung Chiu-Wai) is attempting to broker a meeting between Triad figures in Macau. He is a brutal figure, shattering a man's hands with a sauce bottle in a restaurant, and doling out gruesome torture to an alcoholic hostess played by Maggie Siu.

A suspicious, menacing bald man, Tony (played by Lau Ching Wan) appears out of the blue and becomes an ever-present thorn in Sam's side. Who is he? And what does he want? Well, I'm going to level with you, reader: I don't really know. Presumably the movie revealed that at some point, but I don't think it's really important. This movie was riveting, entertaining from start to finish, with many humorous and nasty touches. Lau Ching Wan was perfect as the shadowy bald man, and although the camera loves little Tony, I think he may have been a bit miscast as the crooked cop.

I didn't understand every aspect of the plot but I'm not sure you're meant to. I mean, have you ever understood every detail of a Hong Kong crime flick?


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