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Running Out of Time (1999)

Am zin (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 23 September 1999 (Hong Kong)
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Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Laurent Courtiaud | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Cheung
Ching Wan Lau ... Inspector Ho Sheung-Sang (as Lau Ching Wan)
YoYo Mung ... Leung Yuen Ting - Girl on Mini Bus (as Yoyo Mung)
Waise Lee ... Baldy (as Lee Chi Hung)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Chief Inspector Wong Kai-fat (as Hui Shiu Hung)
Suet Lam ... Suet, Baldy's Henchman (as Lam Suet)
Ruby Wong ... Head of Interpol
Wai Ai ... Cop at bank (as Al Wai)
Wai-Kin Lam ... Negotiator Hui
Robert Sparks ... Diamond Dealer
Wai Leung Hung Wai Leung Hung ... Building Caretaker (as Hung Wai Leung)
Ching-Ting Law Ching-Ting Law ... Elevator Cop (as Lo Ching Ting)
Man Shing Yau Man Shing Yau ... Bank Robber (as Yau Man Shing)
Paco Yick Paco Yick ... SPU Leader (as Yee Tin Hung)
South Kei Lee South Kei Lee ... Street Thug (as Lee South Kei)
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Storyline

Dying Wah has nothing to be afraid of anymore when he realizes that he has only 4 weeks to live, and he's determined to get revenge for his father. Later, when Wah successfully gets away in a robbery, detective San makes up his mind and chases after Wah and arrests him. But, we can only have one winner in a game, who's gonna win? Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A criminal genius, who has only 14 days left in his life. A CID, who has the support of the entire police force. A psychological but fatal game between two men of super talent.


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Doctor: Looks like we won't see each other again.
Cheung: Only in this life, doctor.
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Followed by Running Out of Time 2 (2001) See more »

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To and Lau equal excitement
10 March 2000 | by movie_guruSee all my reviews

I just purchased An Zhan (Running out of time) on DVD and it was an excellent film I must say. Not really action-packed, in terms of gun play, but definitely exciting and witty. I do not think I have seen Andy Lau in better form. And the editing on this film was very well executed. Go watch this now if you are a fan of Lau or HK thiller/action film!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Running Out of Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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