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One Last Dance (2006)

An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name.


Max Makowski


Max Makowski
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Credited cast:
Francis Ng ... T
Lung Ti ... Captain
Vivian Hsu ... Mae
Joseph Quek Joseph Quek ... Ko
Harvey Keitel ... Terrtano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boo Boo ... Farting Dog
Bryan Chan ... Seargent (as Guo Hua Chen)
Tian Wen Chen ... Pui (as Tianwen Chen)
Daphne Chia Daphne Chia ... Ballerina IV
Taylor Chia Taylor Chia ... Ballerina II
Paerin Choa Paerin Choa ... Bartender
Gordan Choy Gordan Choy ... Guard I
Salina Chung Salina Chung ... Gu
Brendon Fernandez Brendon Fernandez ... Muscleman
Fang Rong Foo Fang Rong Foo ... Child III


An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »





English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

11 January 2007 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Cha mo See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film premiered in Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. See more »


Captain: As a cop all I have to do is live by the rules of the law. What's right and what's wrong is all I need to know, and that's much easier than trying to figure out what's good and what's bad.
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References The Pigeon Egg Strategy (1998) See more »


Broken Orange
Written by John Swihart and Pakk Hui and Max Makowski
Performed by Pakk Hui and Heather Donaldson
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The only movie I HAD to see at Sundance 2006
26 June 2006 | by djworthamSee all my reviews

This was really the only movie at Sundance 2006 that I absolutely HAD to see. Many (American) audience members simply did not understand the humor in the more dramatic parts (very characteristic of Korean-style dramas) which simply is not seen much in American movies. Note: this movie is not Korean, but I draw from Korean movies as a reference.

T, an experienced hit-man (Francis Ng) is forced to work with a group of young bumbling gangsters. T is more or less a "strong silent" honorable man (the irony being that he kills for a living) who is contracted to kill via names written in lai si packets (little red packets - commonly associated with gifts given during Chinese New Year). You, as a viewer, piece together the past and the present regarding T, the woman he has a crush on (Vivian Hsu), the idiotic gangsters T works with, an old detective T plays chess with (who is working on the some cases involving dead gangsters), and the rest of the gangster underground. Ultimately, T must protect the woman he loves, retain his honor as a man and fulfill his responsibilities as a professional hit-man.

I am not big into HK/Singaporean movies, but my experience watching Korean dramas/comedies prepared me to understand much of the humor when it seemed to glaze over much of the rest of the American audience. I personally thought some moments were hysterical. The movie is more or less a crime-drama (I guess) but from my experience, Asian dramas don't like to restrain themselves to only one genre. I personally think that Max Makowski (writer/director) managed to minimize explanation of some parts, which gave the film a more adult/mature/lifelike quality (i.e. what was in the suitcase?).

I don't think I could recommend a similar movie (few have managed to put together a quality script with rich characters), but the garbled time-line is similar to Memento (or Pulp Fiction for you main-streamers) and the main character is vaguely like Old Boy. I can't wait for One Last Dance to make it to DVD because it is already starting to fade from my memory and I do believe that this is one of my top 10 movies.

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