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The Longest Nite (1998)

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Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 1 January 1998 (Hong Kong)
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

Directors:

Tat-Chi Yau (as Patrick Yau), Johnnie To (uncredited)

Writers:

Kam-Yuen Szeto (screenplay by) (as Szeto Kam Yuen), Nai-Hoi Yau (screenplay by) (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Tony (as Lau Ching Wan)
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Sam (as Tony Leung)
Maggie Siu ... Maggie (as Maggie Shiu)
Hoi-Pang Lo ... (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Fong Lung ... Mr. Lung (as Lung Fong)
Siu-Lung Ching ... Ronny (as Ching Siu Lung)
Tian-Lin Wang ... (Guest star) (as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ... Mark - Guest star
Kong Fong ... Informer - Guest star (as Sunny Fang)
Bun Yuen ... Sam's Cop Buddy (as Yuen Bun)
Sau-Kei Lee ... Kei-Suk (as Lee Suk Kei)
Suet Lam ... Cafe Owner's Assistant (as Lam Suet)
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Kwok Chiu Wu Kwok Chiu Wu ... (as Wu Kwok Chiu)
Chak Shun Ha Chak Shun Ha ... (as Ha Chak Shun)
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A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.

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Trivia

Ka-Fai Wai re-wrote most of the script of The Longest Nite (1998) with Johnnie To. To and Wai had the film take place in Macau based on the chaos the area was experiencing at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place all in one night Tony Leung's facial hair is different in several scenes. See more »

Connections

References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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The Chase
by Giorgio Moroder
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The Usual Suspects in Macao
30 September 1999 | by ChWasserSee all my reviews

Of all the great Johnny To / Lau Ching Wan collaborations this is my favourite. Reason: Patrick Yau directs and Tony Leung Chiu Wai co-stars with a performance that gives many academy award winners a run for the money. Think of "The Usual Suspects" set in Macao and you get an impression of the tense atmosphere in this film. It's a violent world where nobody can be sure to survive the next day. Although Leung's character is quite clever and unscrupulous for a cop he's just not clever enough for the intricate set-up that he is pushed into by a mysterious man in the background. The plot-twist at the end is even more surprising IMO than the end of "Expect The Unexpected", Yau's other great film.

A must see for all fans of hardboiled crime stories (and for all people with good eyes, because the Milkyway- subtitles are tiny!)


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 January 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Macau, China

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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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