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Bin yuen sui yuet (1989)

Fourteen years ago, Wai Yat Ming (Ti Lung) went to the US to settle affairs for triad boss Sun (Bao Fang), but ended up in prison. Finally free again, Wai wants to start over with his ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond Lee

Writers:

Yin Nam (screenplay), Raymond Bak-Ming Wong (story) (as Bak-Ming Wong)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Wai Yi-Ming
Olivia Cheng ... Wai
Fennie Yuen ... Tse Ming-Shuet
Roy Cheung ... Chung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheuk Yan Chan
Chi-Hung Chan Chi-Hung Chan
Mark Cheng ... Kit
Chi-Hung Chow Chi-Hung Chow
Alan Chung San Chui
Shui-Wah Fok
Yun Ho
Si Man Hui
Chung Lam
Dion Lam
Suet Lam
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Fourteen years ago, Wai Yat Ming (Ti Lung) went to the US to settle affairs for triad boss Sun (Bao Fang), but ended up in prison. Finally free again, Wai wants to start over with his girlfriend (Olivia Cheng) and adopted daughter (Fennie Yuen), but he finds it hard with Sun's feuding son and nephew, Kit (Mark Cheng) and Chong (Roy Cheung), constantly raising trouble in the gang. Seeing his own misguided past in them, Wai fruitlessly tries to guide them in the right direction. He eventually decides to make a clean break and leave Hong Kong, but Sun's sudden death pulls him back into the violence of the underworld.

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Borderline Years See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Under rated
17 March 2017 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

A Killer's Blues is a very good triad/gangster movie starring Ti Lung and Lo Lieh. I would regard this as more of a drama than an action film, although the action scenes that are in the film are real well done and are more gritty and realistic than most films of this type. The film is never boring and the acting performances are excellent. Ti Lung is always great and while A Killer's Blues in not exempt from clichés in gangster films, Ti Lung's powerful performance grounds the film and gives it a lot of credibility as well. The support cast is also quite excellent with Olivia Cheng, Fennie Yuen, Mark Cheng and Roy Cheung. The plot is nothing new for gangster movies,but it is done well. The action scenes are part of the story and are not thrown in when they don't service the plot. The violence gets intense, bloody and brutal, but it is never gratuitous and builds to its furious climax. This draws a lot of parallels to the American western, where violence is the only way of life and even those who want to live peaceful lives must resort to those methods to survive. A Killer's Blues like many other heroic bloodshed films, it is very bleak and melodramatic. However, don't expect a non stop action, bullet ballet killfest. It is much less driven by action, but is a well done and powerful film that stars Ti Lung which makes this well above average. I would not regard this on par with A Better Tomorrow, but is way better than many of the imitators that get more props than this film.


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