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Time and Tide (2000)

Shun liu ni liu (original title)
A streetwise young man becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. He befriends a disillusioned mercenary determined to begin life anew. They find themselves working together to foil an assassination attempt, but their partnership can't last.

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Hark Tsui

Writers:

Koan Hui, Hark Tsui
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Credited cast:
Nicholas Tse ... Tyler
Wu Bai ... Jack
Candy Lo ... Ah Hui
Cathy Tsui Cathy Tsui ... Ah Jo
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Uncle Ji
Jun Kung Jun Kung ... Miguel (as Joventino Couto Remotigue)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arsenio Bhoy Agpoon Arsenio Bhoy Agpoon
Albert Albert
Tsu Chun Bon Tsu Chun Bon
Angelo Carmones Angelo Carmones
William Chan William Chan
Hung On Cheung Hung On Cheung
Charles Fok Charles Fok
Jack Kao ... Police Officer
Kenji Kenji
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Storyline

Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. He secretly fantasizes about living the good life in South America. After a while, he is forced to deal with the reality of impending fatherhood. Hankering for quick cash, however, he joins a bodyguard company. Later, he makes friends with a once disillusioned mercenary determined to begin life in a new way. However, their companionship is brief: they both are uncontrollably forced toward opposite sides of a deadly showdown... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Trust is fatal. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Wu Bai was requested by the director to compose a Happy Birthday song that nobody has ever heard of just half an hour before filming. Then he was given half an hour again to come up with alternate lyrics for the song, used for a later scene of them singing in the car. See more »

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Tyler: [First Lines] It is said in the beginning there was nothing. Everything was pitch black. The one in charge said that wouldn't do. Then there was light. Light is good. It lets you see the world around you. The next day, sky appeared. That same sky has rainbows. And lightning, too. Very interesting. On the third day, there was water. Water brought plants... and animals. Then began the game of survival of the fittest. On the sixth day, He created man. Most imperfect. After that, woman. He thought ...
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Great action movie
5 November 2004 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: Cantonese, with English subtitles (by SBS).

'Time and Tide' is easily one of the best action movies I've ever seen. Nic Tse plays a regular guy trying to make money for his child, and is way out of his element as a bartender when he joins a protection service. Tse is the hero of the story, but it is Wu Bai who rules most of the action.

Despite other comments about the movie's plot, I thought it was pretty good. Simply put, we have an everyday guy just trying to help someone out, and befriends a bad guy, the action hero, who is working for similar reasons.

However, the action is where its at, and 'Time and Tide' delivers. There are some great, kinetic action scenes, including one inside/on a building, which I think is one of the best action scenes ever made.

9/10 - Great action movie, but may not appeal to fans of the genre. The awesome genre.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,770, 6 May 2001

Gross USA:

$10,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,978
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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