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Go do gaai bei (1997)

Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. ... See full summary »

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Mak Kwan (as Francis Ng)
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Chung Lai-Hung
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Zang
Monica Chan ...
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Ah Chung (as Wing Lim Cho)
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Maria
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Ko (as Andrew Kam)
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Ah Sang
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Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. Jockey Club. Written by Anonymous

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Well-paced and well-written action drama
9 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Writer-director Ringo Lam brings to the screen a very well-paced and well-written action drama in "Full Alert" (1997) or "Go do gaai bei". This is an action movie in which the personal family life of the main cop, Ching Wan Lau, is more emotive than in many similar movies. The main heist sequence also is very well-staged, as compared with similar ones that somehow become tiresome. The car chase in this movie again is extremely well-done, even measured against the very good chases we see in the Italian poliziottescho films. The bad guys vary in badness, adding flavor to the stew. All in all, this is a very good action-crime movie.


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