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Purple Storm (1999)

Chi yue fung bou (original title)
Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total ... See full summary »

Director:

Teddy Chan

Writers:

Teddy Chan (story), Wai Chan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Wu ... Todd Nguyen
Kwok-Leung Gan ... Soong
Emil Chau ... Ma Li
Josie Ho ... Guan Ai
Joan Chen ... Shirley Kwan
Theresa Lee ... Cheryl
Patrick Tam ... O.B. (as Yiu Man Tam)
Jianxin Huang Jianxin Huang ... Liu
Michael Tong ... Mike - ATF officer
Moses Chan ... Rock
Allen Moo Allen Moo ... F.D. (as Moo Kai)
Cordelia Choy Wai-Ling Cordelia Choy Wai-Ling ... Judy - ATF agent (as Cordelia Choy)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Abbott Mike Abbott ... Todd's Adoptive Father
Mike Cassey Mike Cassey ... Airline Pilot
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
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Storyline

Khmer Rouge terrorist Kieron Chow and his unit arrive in Hong Kong for their latest mission. Todd, Chow's son and fiercely loyal right-hand man, sustains a serious head wound. Now a total amnesiac, Todd wakes from a coma to find he's been given a new life, one that may be the death of him. With the help of psychiatrist Shirley Kwan, anti-terrorist officer Mark Chan tries to convince Todd that he is actually an undercover cop sent to infiltrate Chow's group. As fragments of his shattered memory return, Todd is forced to choose between his dark past and this one shot at redemption... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Taglines:

Unmei wa hitori no otoko no kioku ni yudanerareta [Japan]

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Confusing, Yet Entertaining and Gripping Film
22 October 2002 | by edge_crusher01See all my reviews

I started watching this expecting the worst, i was happy to find that the film turned out to be enjoyable, slightly confusing in parts, like when they all justs started singing. It gave me a chance to see Daniel Wu in action for the first time, he is a better actor than i thought, at times he seemed a bit out of place. I thought purple storm deserves its Hong kong legends release, as it is different to most other HK films, it is about a mans emotional struggles when confronted with memory loss, it may sound corny but when he eventually pieces out what and who he actually is it really makes the film a lot more interesting. Once you get into the film you will find it keeps you gripped to it, as if you miss one bit then a lot of the film wil make sense, for example i missed a bit at the start and i recommend to anyone that watches this that they do not miss any of it. So i can say that this film was worth watching and a grateful surprise for me, that i enjoyed it.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | Khmer

Release Date:

2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zi yu feng bao See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Production Co:

Media Asia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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