Dog Bite Dog

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Three desperate characters who share troublesome relationships with their fathers meet on the mean streets of Hong Kong in this violent crime drama. Pang (Edison Chen) is a tough, violent and nearly sociopathic teenager who has made his way from Cambodia to Hong Kong to become a hired killer after proving his talent for violence on the underground boxing circuit. After killing his first target in a restaurant after eating the victim's dinner, Pang hides out in a garbage dump on the edge of town, where he meets Yue (Pei Pei), a homeless girl who lives there with her father. When Pang sees the father forcing himself sexually upon Yue, he attacks the man, killing him; Pang takes Yue under his wing, and the girl's innocence, which has survived despite her dreadful circumstances, brings out a humanity in Pang that he didn't realize he still possessed. However, Pang is still wanted by the law as Wai (Sam Lee), a gadfly police detective whose father, a beat cop, is fighting for his life in a Hong Kong hospital.

Cast

Sam Lee
as Insp. Ti Wai
Pei Pei
as Yue Yue
Siu-Fai Cheung
as Chief Insp. Sum
Yiu-Cheung Lai
as Insp. Tang Wing Cheung
Suet Lam
as Insp. 'Fat' Lam
Ho Yam
as Mr. Lee
Chi Wai Lao
as International Affairs Officer
Ka Wing Lee
as Taxi Driver
Ka Sing Chau
as Funny Eyes
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Critic Reviews for Dog Bite Dog

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  • One can't help but brand the final 15 minutes of this film as one of the most glaring cases of self-sabotage since the twist-ending of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village.

    Dec 18, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Dog Bite Dog

  • Mar 11, 2010
    very gritty hk melodrama that goes way over the top by films end. Viloent and gory at times, but competent acting and basically holds your interest till the end. Brutal and searing tale, not for everyone!
    alan j Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2009
    Wow, this was really dark. There's all these really dark themes here. The acting was ok but I didn't really see anything special. The plot is a bit strange. I didn't buy the whole idea of Edison Chen meeting this girl and then having a love relationship with her coz when he first meets her, it's more of an older brother relationship. Really poorly handled. I guess some of the violence is entertaining. They have some really creative deaths here. People who love blood and gore should like this. The characters aren't all interesting, but some have unique backgrounds that I really liked. So, I guess this is a bit scary in a way, but when you finish watching it, you won't really feel like it was that great. I disgustingly enjoyed it.
    James H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2008
    Brutal film about dehumanization. Many actions scenes, but somehow manages not to glorify violence, showing it instead as repelling. Action fans may dislike the film for this reason, but its dark realism certainly makes it stand out.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2007
    Good Cat III film with great performances from the leads. There are some questionable scenes and character moments, but as a gritty mano e mano fight to the death film this is great
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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