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Am zin (1999)

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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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 Al ... Cop at bank (as Al Wai)
Wai Kin Lam ... Negotiator Hui (as Lam Wai Kin)
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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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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Doctor: Looks like we won't see each other again.
Cheung: Only in this life, doctor.
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The great rivaling chemistry between both the Lau's makes this an action film worth watching.
20 January 2013 | by tntokmenkoSee all my reviews

Although the plot is not without it's faults, the execution of the simple material is near perfect. This is expected from Johnnie To, as once again he brings a certain finesse to the cinematography and character development which never cease to provoke intrigue. Andy Lau plays a dying man plagued with stage 3 cancer, and in his last days wishes to seek revenge on on an old foe. Ching Wan Lau is a police negotiator, who inadvertently becomes involved in Andy Lau's plot for revenge. Many twists and turns become evident as the audience is pulled alongside Ching Wan Lau in the fast-paced investigation to nab Andy Lau. The two bounce quips really well off of each other, due to the dialogue being edgy and gratifying. There are a few silly moments along the way, but when the ride's over you'll be glad you hopped on board. The tension and mystery resolve in a perfect bow, and all questions are cleared at the end, the way a good thriller should. 8/10


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