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Gam chin dai gwok (I Corrupt All Cops) (2009)





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The acronymic title incorporates a sophisticated pun: ICAC refers to Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption, but gets rephrased here as I Corrupt All Cops. As a reverent homage to the ICAC, director Wong Jing's period film unfurls in the 1960s and 1970s, when the heroic Commission swept in and began systematically driving out all of the corruption in the Hong Kong police force. At the outset, the police are part and parcel of the criminal underground; headed by chief inspector Lak (Tony Leung Ka-fai), their primary activities consist of reeling in massive bribes through an established network, with gangsters such as the thug Gold (Wong Jing) serving as intermediaries between the police and drug traffickers. As the tale opens, ICAC rookie agent Alex Fong gets tortured by the police and framed for a crime he didn't commit; in response, he vows to put every unsavory character he can find behind bars - and proceeds to launch a massive clean-up effort that will cause many of those in power to fall from grace. The ensemble cast includes Bowie Lam, Kate Tsui and Eason Chan.
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Eason Chan
as Gale Chan
Tony Leung Ka Fai
as Inspector Lak
Anthony Wong
as Unicorn Tang
Bowie Lam
as Inspector Yim
Jing Wong
as Gold
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So this was one of those starting recycling successful materials/formula in the HK Cinema back in '80s-'90s.


Not the greatest reviews on here but I really loved this movie, maybe it was the historical setting or strong content, but maybe simply the strong acting and believable characters. We're taken back to a very realistic 70's in Hong Kong when corruption in the police force was rampant. It's a complex movie with many characters and lots of events happening, however mainly focusing on the lives of a few of the cops and gangsters involved in the corruption. Fairly violent at times, some scenes are not for the weak, however this drives the intended point to the lengths the gangsters will go. The historical parts once the ICAC is started is interesting as we learn some of the background to the agency and the reasons for the founding member's determination at stamping out corruption in the police force. Sure it's Wong Jing directing so it probably isn't going to the an Oscar-worthy film but this one does deliver and I enjoyed it!

Zachary Long
Zachary Long

Another typical HK crime drama starring all the usual faces; the highlight of this movie to me was the realistically recreated, and well timed mind you, injuries that occur throughout the film. An excessive amount of 'blood-spray' makes the action less gritty.

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