The perennial bad boy of Hong Kong cinema, Kirk Wong (trained in Croydon) has left behind the SM perversities of his early movies and found a niche directing hard-man thrillers much closer to street-level realities than anything John Woo ever did. This one's about an oddball cop (Danny Lee, who also produced) tracking a villain to his island hideaway to arrest him, only to lose him in a break-out. The fact that the bad guy was about to flee into Mainland China hints at political references, but what this is really about is staging running battles between cops and criminals in everyday locations, from the island backwater to the crowded streets of central Kowloon. As such, it's a blast.
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|Director:||Che Kirk Wong|