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The Mission (1999)

Cheung foh (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 November 1999 (Hong Kong)
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 ... Mrs. Lung
Keiji Sato ... Assassin (as Sato Keiji)
Wai Al ... Cop (as Ai Wai)
Man Shing Yau Man Shing Yau ... Scared Bodyguard (as Yau Man Shing)
Cub Chien Cub Chien ... Hoi (as Cub Chin)
Paco Yick Paco Yick ... Assassin (as Tin Hung Yick)
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 »

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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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very good film with a solid story - 7 of 10
1 March 2002 | by deadsenatorSee all my reviews

As the movie began, I heard some cheesy, yet haunting, music sounding off. "Oh, great," I said. "Another lame Hong Kong shoot-em-up flick!" This film is definitely not that. The story may be simple, but that fine. It's solid. It's more of a character driven film anyway. I really liked the characters a lot. The gunplay was realistic for the most part and provided good action. The ending is excellent.


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