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The Big Heat (1988)

Seng fat dak ging (original title)
Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of ... See full summary »

Directors:

Yeung-Wah Kam (as Andrew Kam), Johnnie To (as To Kei Fung) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Gordon Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Waise Lee ... Chief Inspector Waipong Wong
Joey Wang ... Ada (as Wang Tsu Hsien)
Matthew Wong ... Inspector Kwok-Keung Lun
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Detective Ah Kam (as Kwok Tsui)
King Wah Lo King Wah Lo ... Ong Chat Fu (as Lo King Wah)
Kong Chu ... Ching Han (as Chu Kong)
Sai-Kit Yung ... Inspector Ka-Nin Ho (as Stuart Ong)
Tsui-Han Mak ... Maggie (as Mak Tsui Han)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Wong's Superior
Roy Cheung ... Ho's Man
Michael Man-Kin Chow ... Assassin
Kam-Ming Kwan Kam-Ming Kwan ... (as Gam-ming Kwan)
Bei-Dak Lai ... Peter Ng
Robin Shou ... Hospital Assassin
Kirk Wong ... Gangster Who Gets Hand Blown Off
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Storyline

Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of three other cops uncover is a plot far more sinister than they originally anticipated. Written by Spaz <junebug2@texas.net>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Malay

Release Date:

22 September 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Heat See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the scenes were directed by uncredited producer Hark Tsui. See more »

Goofs

Inspector Wong and his partners drives a 1975-1983 BMW 3-series coupe during all times in the movie except after being ambushed after leaving the lab. then it suddenly changes to a BMW 5-series of the 1982-1988 generation, a four door proper sedan of the same color as his previous car. In all subsequent scenes he is driving his original car again. See more »

Quotes

Detective Ah Kam: [chatting with Inspector Wong] The hostage asked me why I shot him. I told him the gun misfired. He says he'll sue. These guns are supplied by the UK. Go sue the England.
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The Media Asia-DVD is uncut. See more »

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Hardcore police drama, from Hong Kong (of course).
19 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The Big Heat (1988) was a violent and brutal police drama that is still shocking and disturbing. A police inspector(Waise Lee) is partially crippled in his quick draw hand. He's haunted by the fact that he'll never be able to use it like he did ever again. Meanwhile a brutal crime lord (Chu Kong) is making all kinds of trouble amongst the Hong Kong Police department. Corruption is at an all time high and no one is innocent. Inspector Lee and his partner (Philip Kwok) are assigned a new partner (Matthew Wong) and a foreign fellow officer, the four of them make a very unlikely group of officers. Their job is to take out and apprehend the crime lord (or is it?). The hot Joey Wong is the love interest of the novice officer.

If you like no holds barred action films, then look no further. Violent deaths, brutal fist fights and hardcore action is the rule in this movie. I haven't seen anything like this in a long time and neither will you. Maybe some day a true uncut version of this movie will appear. But don't worry about it because I doubt it'll be any more bloodier than it already is.

Highly recommended for the sheer carnage alone.


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