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Actors: Ching Wan Lau, Alex Fong, Carman Lee, Ruby Wong, Ho-Yin Wong
Director: Johnnie To
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
UR     1998     1hr 48min

Centered around a jinxed hardluck firefighting unit lead by hardened veteran lau ching wan. At odds with his by-the-book commander and doctor girlfriend lau and his dedicated team of firefighters forge on. Studio: Tai Sen...  more »


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Actors: Ching Wan Lau, Alex Fong, Carman Lee, Ruby Wong, Ho-Yin Wong
Director: Johnnie To
Creators: Siu-keung Cheng, Wing-ming Wong, Mona Fong, Nai-Hoi Yau
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/01/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles: English, Chinese

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Movie Reviews

Great Fires and Some Melodrama
Debbie Tam | Omaha, NE | 05/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Lau Ching-Wan stars in director Johnnie To's look at fire fighters in Hong Kong. And this is much better than Ron Howard's "Backdraft." The final warehouse fire is incredible.However, to get there, one has to sit through some melodramas involving several members of Lau's team (which is said to be jinxed) and some minor emergencies (a car accident, an elevator collapse). Fortunately, these incidents and the characters are worth watching.Nonetheless, it's the warehouse fire that pays off. The DVD also includes an un-subtitled documentary about the filming."