Once a Thief

(1996)
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Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord who raised and trained them. After being imprisoned in Hong Kong, Mac is forcefully recruited into a clandestine international crime-fighting unit by a hard-nosed, menacing Director. He is teamed in Vancouver with Li Ann, who thought Mac was dead, and her new fiancé Victor Mansfield, an ex-cop who is attracted to the unorthodox methods of the agency. Conflict flares between Mac and Victor as the trio take on their assignment. They soon learn that their principal target is their foster brother Michael Tang, who had been given Li Ann as his future wife and who has vowed to hunt down the pair for their disloyalty to the "family".

  1. William Laurin

    Writer

  2. Glenn Davis

    Writer

  3. John Woo

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sandrine Holt

    Sandrine Holt

    Li Ann Tsei

  2. Ivan Sergei

    Ivan Sergei

    Mac Ramsey

  3. Nicholas Lea

    Nicholas Lea

    Victor Mansfield

  4. Robert Ito

    Robert Ito

    The Godfather

  5. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong

    Michael Tang

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Status Released

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  • September 29, 1996
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

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