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An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of an undercover cop. A progenitor of sorts of both "City on Fire" and "Reservoir Dogs," but lacking the romantic melodrama of the former and the hipster staginess of the latter. Winner of Hong Kong Film Awards for both Best Film and Best Director. Spawned a franchise with three sequels.

  1. Johnny Mak

    Director

  2. Philip Chan Yan-Kin

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lam Wai

    Lam Wai

    Ho Yiu-Tung

  2. Tommy Wong

    Tommy Wong

    CID Officer [cameo]

  3. Ben Lam

    Ben Lam

    Cop

  4. Chan Ging

    Chan Ging

    Rooster

  5. Shum Wai

    Tai

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Original Title Sheng gang qi bing

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 11, 1984
    Theatrical

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Original Language Cantonese

Runtime 1h 40m

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