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A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.

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Wong Po (as Sammo Hung)
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Lok Kwun Wah (as Liu Kai Chi)
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Lee Wai Lok
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Cheung Chun Fei
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Wong Po's wife (as Liang Jing Kei)
Vincent Sze ...
Chan Wai
Kenji Tanigaki ...
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Ching-Lam Lau ...
Hoi Yee (as Lau Ching Lam)
Maggie Poon ...
Sum's Daughter (as Maggie Poon Mei Ki)
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Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement. Written by Easternlight Films

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Kill Zone  »

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Opening Weekend:

$277,473 (Hong Kong), 18 November 2005, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$954,211
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The film marked the first collaboration between Donnie Yen and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. In actuality, the two had planned to make their first collaboration in the late 1980s which never came through due to schedule conflicts. Sammo was producing the action film Lie huo jie tou (1989) and Donnie was supposed to play one of the lead roles that was eventually played by Donnie's future co-star Collin Chou. See more »

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When Jacky Wu fights Simon Yam in the end Jacky throws a knife in Yam's hand. No blood appears and the hand bends like a rubber hand. See more »

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what HK marital arts cinema should be
17 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie rocks. Thats it, those are my feelings for this film summed up in a comprehensible sentence.

This is a surprisingly dark film, not all clean-cut heroes and villains story. its not a story about idealistic law enforcement, its about cops living in a very bad world, and doing whatever they need to do to get the job done.

Donnie Yen is in prime form here, its great to see him back in action and in such center-stage role. But Sammo Hung is THE MAN in this film, a perfect villain and total badass. watch it just for him.

The fights are all amazing.Its less artsy kungfu and a little more brutal streetfighting. Donnie Yen's choreography is at its best, everything looks painful and bloody. The battle between Sammo and Donnie has to be one of the best I've seen in a while.

Kill or kidnap whoever you need to see this flick. its worth it.


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