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The Suspect (1998)

Gik dou jung faan (original title)
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.

Director:

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:

Jidu zhongfan 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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Good plot, average action
30 April 2000 | by crono_See all my reviews

"The Suspect", Ringo Lam's recent crime drama, is a movie that should please fans of "The Fugitive" or other Lam films.

The character depth is pretty thin, but the plot makes up for it. It moves at a fairly even pace, and it doesn't get boring. Action wise, its competent, but it certainly is no John Woo movie. Anybody watching this looking for an exciting action movie will be disappointed. However, there's some decent acting and even above-par dubbing, a rarity for sure.

Overall, nothing special, but if your into Hong Kong cinema, it's definitely worth a rent.


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