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Beast Cops (1998)

Ye shou xing jing (original title)
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One of the most universally acclaimed motion pictures in the history of Hong Kong cinema. Acclaimed director Gordon Chan ("Fist Of Legend", "2000 AD", "The Big Heat") dispenses with ... See full summary »

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Gordon Chan, Dante Lam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Tung
Michael Wong ... Michael Cheung
Stephanie Che ... Yee
Kathy Chow ... Yoyo
Sam Lee ... Skinny Sam
Patrick Tam ... Pushy Pin
Roy Cheung ... Brother Fai
Arthur Wong ... Tai Ge
Sammuel Leung ... Paul
Kong Kam ... Newsman Hope
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wing-Fai Chan
Kim-Fai Che Kim-Fai Che
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
Ngai-Ming Chow Ngai-Ming Chow ... Robbery victim
Chau Sang Lau ... Pushy Pin's Man
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One of the most universally acclaimed motion pictures in the history of Hong Kong cinema. Acclaimed director Gordon Chan ("Fist Of Legend", "2000 AD", "The Big Heat") dispenses with convention to bring one of the most graphic and insightful action-thrillers of recent years. Ruthlessly realistic, and vivid and unremitting in its uncompromising brutality and honesty, Beast Cops is a visceral and hard-hitting exploration of the dichotomous existence of two cops charged with upholding the law, while balancing on a moral knife-edge. Compelling and controversial, with a breakout performance of startling intensity from leading man Anthony Wong, this raw and enticing action-thriller has mesmerized audiences worldwide with its disturbing examination of the subjective and marginal morality, which inhabits the uncertain and ambiguous world of law enforcement. The graphic intensity of the final reels underpins an unforgettable and harrowing spectacle, which has seldom, if ever, been paralleled in... Written by JimKills

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

9 April 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast Cop See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Masterpiece of cinema that can only come from Hong Kong!
17 June 2012 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

I bought this excellent movie 10 years ago and I enjoy it immensely . I was expecting Beast Cops to be a bullet ballet similar to the films of John Woo. It clearly is not, this is an excellent cop/triad action drama with the HK sense of humor . This stars Anthony Wong (one of the best actors to work in HK ) and Michael Wong (one of the worst actors to work in HK ) . Both of these actors are part caucasian , but they are not related. Anthony Wong plays a streetwise cop and Michael Wong plays his uptight boss assigned to his unit . Michael 's crappy acting works great for his character . Plus the Wongs together have good chemistry . Sam Lee is great here also, as is Roy Cheung .(who is awesome in everything he is in) This movie is very dark with a lot of funny stuff, action and drama . The characters are off the wall and the cop and triad worlds exist together . This could have been an abortion , but in its own way it really works. I was expecting a standard HK action flick, I got a lot more.


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