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A.k.a.
City on Fire
Year
1987
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Ringo Lam
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
4,382
Checks
652
Favs
24
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. jerry warton's avatar

    jerry warton

    aka "City on fire" 5 years 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    This early Ringo Lam gangster picture starring young Chow Yun-Fat clearly transitioning from the comedy roles he'd been known for up until then, was, unfortunately, only available with an English dub. I found myself not minding too much, to my surprise. In true Hong Kong tradition, Lam fills the screen with visuals, and his every shot holds interest, whatever the language. And it's a fun physical performance from "Hong Kong's King of Comedy" Chow Yun-Fat too, as an irreverent undercover cop who wants out, caught between a rock and a hard place and an unhealthy relationship with a girl. Not a major film, by any means, but a good piece of entertainment. 5 years 9 months ago
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