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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cheung
... Inspector Ho Sheung-Sang (as Lau Ching Wan)
... Leung Yuen Ting - Girl on Mini Bus (as Yoyo Mung)
... Baldy (as Lee Chi Hung)
... Chief Inspector Wong Kai-fat (as Hui Shiu Hung)
... Suet, Baldy's Henchman (as Lam Suet)
... Head of Interpol
Wai Al ... Cop at bank (as Al Wai)
Wai Kin Lam ... Negotiator Hui (as Lam Wai Kin)
... Diamond Dealer
Wai Leung Hung ... Building Caretaker (as Hung Wai Leung)
Ching Ting Law ... Elevator Cop (as Lo Ching Ting)
Man Shing Yau ... Bank Robber (as Yau Man Shing)
Tin Hung Yick ... SPU Leader (as Yee Tin Hung)
South Kei Lee ... Street Thug (as Lee South Kei)
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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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Top quality HK thriller
30 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Andy Lau and Lau Ching-Wan are both superb in Johnny To's tautly directed crime thriller which puts most Western efforts to shame. Think of it as the Hong Kong 'Heat', only better! Everything about the film screams class; from the performances to the soundtrack, the cinematography to the script. The tone remains serious throughout, but the film has a nice line in black-humour, friendship and romance at it's heart. Sure, it gets a little preposterous later on, but it would be a hard-hearted viewer who didn't find something to love about this movie. Thank God, Hollywood hasn't (yet) re-made and ruined a classic. Do yourself a favour and see this film!


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