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The Legend of Speed
The Legend of Speed
Actors: Ekin Cheng, Cecilia Cheung, Moses Chan, Stephanie Che, Mary Hon
Director: Wai-keung Lau
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2001     1hr 49min

From the star and director of "The Storm Riders" come this turbo- charged action drama. Pop superstar Ekin Cheng is Sky, an underground drag car racer king. After winning yet another race, Sky was framed by his rival Hung...  more »


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Actors: Ekin Cheng, Cecilia Cheung, Moses Chan, Stephanie Che, Mary Hon
Director: Wai-keung Lau
Creators: Wai-keung Lau, Manfred Wong, Tiffany Chen
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: 03/13/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Chinese
Subtitles: English, Chinese

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Movie Reviews

Lancer Evo 5 VS Impreza WRX
david | representing for the champions, LAKERS! | 10/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"rich-punk kid Sky (played by Ekin Cheng) is known as a street racing god in hong kong, and he races a legendary racer Teng Fung's lil brother and wins, and for winning, he breaks teng Fungs brother's leg so he won't be able to race anymore.Teng Fung comes back from jail later and races Sky and makes him get into an accident. Sky loses his car and his girlfriend dies in the accident(Kelly), and he also gets framed for Drug possession.this is all im going to write about this movie because i dont want to kill it.
it's a must see for people interest in import cars. this movie is not all about racing
its also about a rich punk kid growing up to be a real man.Lancer Evo 5 VS Impreza WRX of the best racing scene i've ever seen in my life.
the first motorcycle race is also great."
SereneNight | California, USA | 04/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ekin Cheng, (Chinese pop sensation), stars as Sky a spoiled 20-something whose wealth, and parental neglect have left him speeding out of control. Instead of love, his parents buy him cars, and Ekin does his best to live up to the rep as the city's baddest boy on the block. When an old rival is released from prison, and a tragic accident occurs, Sky is forced to confront his own shortcomings. (None the least of which is his own superficiality). Can Sky defeat his enemy and regain his title? Or is he destined to be a has-been? Okay, I'll admit it, I'm not a big 'car' fan, I don't know a Mitsubishi from a Mazda, nor do I particularly care for the irresponsible 'sport' of street racing... But Ekin makes it all worthwhile as the handsome lead in this shallow HK classic. While I could've wished for a lot more character development, and a little more remorse for some of his actions (such as the deaths which Sky inadvertently causes due to his racing), Legend of Speed delivers big time in other areas, especially as an action flick. I recommend this for fans of Ekin's who don't mind a shallow and at times remorseless protagonist."
sry2005cc | Florida | 03/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The latest collaboration of actor/singer Ekin Cheng and director Andrew Lau, "The Legend of Speed" follows "Storm Riders" and "China Hero". All great movies, this one has a much less noble protagonist, who's more difficult to sympathize with.Basically Ekin is a street racer "God of Cars" of Hong Kong, has ups and downs- ending in a glorious final car duel with the hardened antagonist, Simon Yam.Highly modified Lancer Evolution 5 and Mine's Impreza WRX STi, which are many guys' dream cars; racing on the setting of Princess Road in HK.Nice soundtrack, and a great storyline considering basic plot. The lives of important characters such as Ekin's mechanic/friend, girlfriend, and father add to the drama of Ekin's seeming sudden change from punk into Luke Skywalker-esque hero.To be fair I'll rate it 4 stars, but I've probably seen this movie a dozen times, and still love it."
Better than Fast n Furious
bboinrg | Jacksonville, Florida United States | 07/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is way better the only reason fast n furious could be considered better is because of all the visual candy they give you in the movie. Atleast in The Legend of Speed we have a solid plot to enjoy while watching racing and it does have it's funny moments especially Sky's dad. N e ways give this movie a bigger budget and then I bet you wouldn't think F&F was better then this movie"