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Bullets Over Summer (1999)

Bao lie xing jing (original title)
Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they ... See full summary »

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Wilson Yip
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Brian
Francis Ng ... Mike
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Chow
Tony Ho
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Stone
Lan Law ... Granny (as Helena Lo)
Joe Lee
Wenders Li Wenders Li
Mei Ching Lim ... Jennifer
Meng Lo
Shui Ting Ng Shui Ting Ng
Michelle Saram ... Yen
Tak-Bun Wong
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Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they call "granny." Meanwhile, each man develops a romantic relationship: Brian with a strange wandering teenage girl, and Mike with a pregnant woman at the dry cleaning shop. When the gangster returns to his flat, Brian and Mike are forced into an explosive confrontation. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

5 August 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullets Over Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quite entertaining...
22 July 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I was given the opportunity to sit down and watch the 1999 action crime movie "Bullets Over Summer" (aka "Bao lie xing jing") from Wilson Yip in mid-2019. Needless to say that I jumped at the chance for two reasons.

First of all, it is a Hong Kong action movie, and I do have a special admiration for Asian movie - especially those from the Hong Kong cinema. And secondly, the movie stars Francis Ng and Louis Koo, two of the major players in Hong Kong cinema.

While the title, "Bullets Over Summer", doesn't really make much of any sense, it should be said that the movie is definitely quite entertaining. And there is a lot going on, so I dare say that there are elements of this 1999 movie that I find an appeal with just about anyone in the audience.

The characters in the movie were quite diverse and they were nicely given depths and characteristics by writers Ben Cheung, Matt Chow and Wilson Yip (whom also directed the movie).

Francis Ng was phenomenal in this movie, but then again he tends to be in the movies that he stars in. He really is a talented actor and is quite capable of portraying very different characters. Louis Koo also carried himself nicely and added a good element to the movie. And for long time fans of the Hong Kong cinema, then it is quite enjoyable to watch Lan Law in the role as the granny.

"Bullets Over Summer" offers a hefty mixture of action, drama, romance and a bit of fun as well. A mixture that definitely worked out quite well in favor of the movie. If you haven't already seen "Bullets Over Summer", and you get the chance to do so, I would recommend that you take the time to sit down and watch it.


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