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Xi Feng Lie (2010)

Not Rated | | Action | 28 October 2010 (China)
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Zhang Ning, a hitman and underground boxer fleeing through the Gobi with his pregnant girlfriend, Sun Jing. Several nemeses are hot on their trail, including a pair of ruthless killers and ... See full summary »

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Qunshu Gao

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Qunshu Gao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yihong Duan Yihong Duan ... Xiang Xi
Guowei Ma ... Bureau chief
Francis Ng ... Mai Gao
Dahong Ni ... He Jianzhong
Wang Wei Wang Wei
Jing Wu ... Yang Xiaoming (as Jacky Wu)
Yu Xia ... Zhang Ning
Charlie Yeung ... Sun Jing
Nan Yu ... A Nuo
Li Zhang Li Zhang ... Han Chaodong, aka Mao Niu
Yibai Zhang Yibai Zhang ... Assassinated man
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Zhang Ning, a hitman and underground boxer fleeing through the Gobi with his pregnant girlfriend, Sun Jing. Several nemeses are hot on their trail, including a pair of ruthless killers and a cadre of lawmen headed by Detective Leopard. Early on, the officers manage to capture Zhang and Sun and take them to their camp, but the assassins soon appear as well, which forces Zhang to assume a heroic role in the presence of his captors, and ignites a series of surprising and explosive reversals.

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Wind Blast See more »

Filming Locations:

Dunhuang, Gansu, China

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Budget:

CNY 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Rip-Roaring Shoot 'Em Up With TONS of Action
2 June 2011 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

A detective (Duan Yihong) and his comrades (including Wu Jing) travel to a desert in pursuit of a contract killer, who is also being pursued by hit men (lead by Francis Ng) hired by his contractor. Over the top and unrealistic, this is a high octane modern western with expertly staged chases, shootouts, and fights. Environments are nice with lots of rocky hills, sand, and even snow. Pacing is about as blistering fast as humanly imaginable, with the entire film basically consisting of one gigantic action sequence. Characters are thin, but this is a rip-roaring shoot 'em up with tons of quality action to enjoy.

I'm not really sure why this film has gotten ignored. Even LoveHKFilm never bothered to review it. It's from the same director who gave us the very cool spy flick "The Message" (2009), so it most definitely deserves some attention. I also have no idea how 70 mental patients escaped their clinics, logged onto IMDb, and then gave this film an average rating of 3.7 out of 10. Anyone who gives "Wind Blast" less than a 5/10 loses all credibility in my eyes. This film does what action films are supposed to do, entertain from start to finish with kinetic chases and shootouts. In all honesty, there's no justification and no logical reason behind the 3.7 rating whatsoever, so don't let that deter you from watching this. It's a lot of fun.


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