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Jidu zhongfan (1998)

Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime.

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Ringo Lam

Writers:

Ringo Lam, Wing-Kin Lau (as W.K. Lau)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Don Lee
Simon Yam ... Chan Hung / Dante Aquino
Julian Cheung ... Max Mak
Ray Lui ... King Tso
Ada Choi ... Annie Chung
Eric Moo ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bonnin Richard Bonnin
Mike Cassey Mike Cassey ... TV News Reporter
Iris Chai Iris Chai
Wah Cheung ... Gary
Raven Choi Raven Choi ... (as Yip-san Choi)
Wing-Fu Fok Wing-Fu Fok
Marcus Fox Marcus Fox ... Aquino's Henchman
Oliver Granada Oliver Granada
Phillip Ko
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Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Mandarin

Release Date:

16 July 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Gik dou jung fan See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A good movie, but not an "action" film.
20 August 2001 | by eraceheaddSee all my reviews

Ringo Lam has made a decent drama here, not an action film. The only real action sequence comes at the end of the movie, and while it is very strong, the rest of the film deals with the ideas of loyalty, friendship, and morality. The main character is trying to start a new life after just being released from prison, he was convicted of murder at a young age, but after some strings were pulled (without his knowledge) he is free after 12 years. But before he can start this new life, the triad pulls him back in, and wants him to commit another murder, or face the consequences. What ensues is an "on the run", fugitive type story, that has our main character fleeing from the triad, the cops, and his best friend. A pretty solid film that tests the themes that are present in many Hong Kong stories. A tough, gritty film with a great "action" ending, and of course, a strong performance from Simon Yam.


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