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Gen-X Cops (1999)

Dak ging san yan lui (original title)
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A ridiculed HK cop hires 3 cadets, directly (thrown) out of police academy, to go undercover and get the criminals, who stole explosives and killed his partner.

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Benny Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Tse ... Jack
Stephen Fung ... Match
Sam Lee ... Alien
Grace Yip ... Y2K
Eric Tsang ... Inspector Chan
Daniel Wu ... Daniel
Tôru Nakamura ... Akatora
Terence Yin ... Tooth
Francis Ng ... Lok
Jaymee Ong ... Haze
Moses Chan ... Superindentent To (as Chan Ho)
Ken Lo ... Inspector Wing (as Low Houi Kang)
Bey Logan ... SDU Commander
Irene Luk Irene Luk ... Lok's girl
Tracy Wong Tracy Wong ... Lok's girl
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Storyline

The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organized crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law. Their first assignement: eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a shipload of explosives. Written by Laurens Koehoorn <laurens.koehoorn@planetinternet.be>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Gen-X Cops - The Movie

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Gen-X Cops See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD30,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Media Asia Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the fight in Daniel's (Daniel Wu's) bar, Match (Stephen Fung) asks Alien (Sam Lee) why he disabled a gun he'd taken from one of Daniel's thugs instead of using it, to which Alien responds that that's what Jackie Chan always does. Jackie Chan is one of this movie's producers and has a small appearance at the end. See more »

Goofs

In a meeting early in the movie, the discussion is interrupted by Chan's belated entrance. As Chan takes his seat, we see computer screens behind him. Between shots, these screens change three times though everyone in the room is seated at the table and the people nearest the computers are facing away from the keyboards. See more »

Quotes

Match: [to Jack] You gotta stop thinking with your dick!
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Connections

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You Can't Stop Me
Written by Stephen Fung
Sung by Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee
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Back to the basics, with a hefty dose of the new
19 April 2000 | by xarphSee all my reviews

After sitting through a year of American films trying to copy Hong Kong-style action, it was with great enthusiasm that I went to the Fanime 2K convention in San Jose and witnessed some of the greatest action films that were swept under the rug by the "big HK boom" of 1998-1999. Incuded among those was Gen-X Cops.

Gen-X Cops, while not the best in any specific genre, is a must-see if you're ready to jump into Hong Kong cinema, whether for the first time or after an absence. The action scenes are incredibly clean, having been shot real-for-real whenever possible. The plot has enough integrity to keep the film interesting without boring the audience to death. It's not perfect - the dubbing job isn't the best in the world (the film has a lot of English in it already, and the soundtrack can get jarring as it switches between dubbing and the original language. I watch the subtitled version whenever possible.) and most of the characters are under developed, but it is made up for with reams and reams of classic Hong Kong style. And style is what this film is all about.


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