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Gunmen (1988)





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In this stylish Hong Kong thriller, Tony Leung stars as a cop in Shanghai during the 1930s. His department is overrun with corruption, while gangsters rule the city via the opium trade. The young cop recruits the aid of some rickshaw drivers who turn out to be men he served with during the war, and in the tradition of The Untouchables of U.S. television and film, the group leads a crusade against the mob. This is an early work by Kirk Wong, who later directed the 1998 film The Big Hit starring Mark Wahlberg.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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Waise Lee
as Captain Cheung
Tony Leung Ka Fai
as Ting Kwan Pik

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Kirk Wong's thinly veiled, meagerly produced Cantonese retool of Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" (1987) succeeds at energizing its overrated source material with a number of fine performances and heroically choreographed shootouts...but that's about it.

Adam Laidig
Adam Laidig

A solid gun-action film from Hong Kong, produced by Hark Tsui. Director Kirk Wong later goes to Hollywood. Indeed, the story development and characters are like ones of Hollywood actions. Good casting, especially Adam Cheng who plays the villain is very vivid choice for the role, because he usually plays a real hero type - It reminds me of Henry Fonda in Leone's "Western." Erizabeth Lee, who plays the heroin (the whore), shows her glamorous charm. It's worth 3 stars, only if they did not dub and use the actors' real voices...

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

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