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Cheung foh (1999)

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writer:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Curtis (as Anthony Wong)
Francis Ng ... Roy (as Francis Wong)
Jackie Chung-yin Lui ... Shin (as Jackie Lui)
Roy Cheung ... Mike
Suet Lam ... James (as Lam Suet)
Simon Yam ... Frank
Tian-Lin Wang ... Fat Chung (as Wong Tin Lan)
Eddy Ko ... Lung (as Ko Hung)
Elaine Eca Da Silva Elaine Eca Da Silva ... Mrs. Lung
Keiji Sato Keiji Sato ... Assassin (as Sato Keiji)
Wai Al Wai Al ... Cop (as Ai Wai)
Man Shing Yau Man Shing Yau ... Scared Bodyguard (as Yau Man Shing)
Cub Chin Cub Chin ... Hoi
Tin Hung Yick Tin Hung Yick ... Assassin
Jerome Fung Jerome Fung ... Cop
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Storyline

Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis, James, Mike, Roy and Shin for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung orders Curtis to kill Shin in punishment for his affair with Mrs. Lung. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Five men. They appreciate each other's guts and wisdom, and they are always perfect partners in missions. But now, they'll have to hold their pistols at each other...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The mission See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Milky Way Image Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During the gun battle at the abandoned warehouse, the window is cracked by gunfire. After few gun shots, the bullet holes disappear. See more »

Quotes

Fat Cheung: The restaurant hasn't been doing well lately. I want to sell out my shares.
Lung: You don't have many shares left in the restaurant.
Fat Cheung: Well, forget it then.
Lung: How much do you want?
Fat Cheung: 30 million.
Lung: I'll transfer the money to your account tomorrow morning.
Fat Cheung: Thanks.
Lung: Don't do too much gambling.
Fat Cheung: [leaving] Okie dokie.
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Referenced in Chuen jik sat sau (2001) See more »

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Mission IN Action
24 October 2003 | by cbdunnSee all my reviews

What an outstanding film this is. Yes, the music is way out of place. But hey. It stars Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Francis Ng, Simon Yam, and Eddy Ko. This has some of the coolest gun fights that I have seen in a long time. The shootout in the mall is just amazing. Listen for the echo of the of the single shot sidearm. Very very cool. The plot is about five people who are in the Triad that must protect a boss at all costs. They come from different walks of life. One is a gun enthusiast, another is wanting to make a name for himself as a gunmen, another owns a club and is being constantly harassed by some guys who think they are tough. Anthony Wong points out their mistake the hard way. Oh yes. And Anthony Wong is a hair stylist...don't let that fool you one bit. If anyone has seen "Untold Story" and John Woo's "Hard Boiled", then you know what I am talking about. Just see this movie with another great film by director Johnnie To called "Fulltime Killer". This movie gets a 10 out 10.


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