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Mang lung (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 November 2005 (Hong Kong)
Interpol agents and gangsters battle in Hong Kong.

Director:

Daniel Lee

Writers:

Daniel Lee, Ho Leung Lau (as Lau Ho Leung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanness Wu ... Officer Wang Sun-Ho
Shawn Yue ... Officer Hung Kei-Lok
Yu Xia ... PRC Luo Zai-Jun (as Xia Yu)
Shengyi Huang ... Officer Pak Yut-Suet (as Eva Huang)
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Officer James Lam, INTERPOL
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Kong Long (as Sammo Hung)
Michael Biehn ... Petros Angelo
Bingbing Li ... Yu Ching (as Li Bing Bing)
Jun-ho Heo ... Captain Ko Tung-Yuen (as Huh Joon-Ho)
Maggie Q ... Yuet
Simon Yam ... Commander Hon Sun
Isabella Leong ... Kong's Daughter
Mark Henderson Mark Henderson ... Joe Pearson
Philip Ng ... Lee Chun Pei
Andy On ... Suet's Undercover Target
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Storyline

A team of young Interpol agents arrive in Hong Kong to give testimony at the trial of local crime lord 'Puma' Duen. Among them are American agent Andy Hui, Taiwanese cop Vanness Chang, and local lawman Lok. They are greeted by Hong Kong police commander Hon Sun. The heavily armed convoy taking Puma to court is attacked by a ruthless team of North Korean agents, led by international terrorist Petros Davinci. Petros is seeking revenge for his brother in arms, who was killed by Puma and his brother, 'Tiger' Duen. At Petros' side is his fierce enforcer, Ko, and a lethal lady sniper, Song. After Puma is snatched, the Interpol team insists on tracking down Petros themselves. Hon Sun rejects their request and places the team in the care of veteran police officer Kong Long. A burned out cop who has never come to terms with either his personal or professional history, Long Kong is reluctant to get involved. Finally, inspired by his young charges, he rises to the occasion, and leads the ... Written by Bey Logan (as sent to MB official fan club)

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$167,846 (Hong Kong), 11 November 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Producer Bey Logan endured a strained relationship behind the scenes with director Daniel Lee, due to "business pressures" and metaphorically having "too many tigers on the mountain." In an interview with the Hong Kong Cinemagic website, Logan claims that on "the night of the premiere, I was so angry with everyone, I pretty much washed my hands of the film." See more »

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Visually stunning and action-oriented HK movie.
7 December 2005 | by jarkanttSee all my reviews

Indeed, this is visually the most glorious movie I've seen. The Dircetor Daniel Lee gives us a lot of eye candy and he helms the action scenes well. This movie gives me an eerie feeling as I'm not used to see Asian movies and I like the flashback kind of scenes were we are given some background about the characters. All the actors give us good performances although I found the baddies more interesting. Especially Michael Biehn gives us a first rate performance, it's a shame he doesn't have any martial arts scenes. Maggie Q plays her role with ease, just by looking tough. Overall, this movie is well worth watching, maybe a little minus comes from the too shallow characters this movie creates. Maybe this is because of the fact that there are simply too many characters to plunge into. But the characters are still better improved than in many action movies. A big plus for the great soundtrack.


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