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Full Contact (1992)

Xia dao Gao Fei (original title)
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

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Ringo Lam

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Gou Fei (as Yun Fat Chow)
Simon Yam ... Judge
Ann Bridgewater ... Mona
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Sam Sei (as Anthony Wong)
Bonnie Fu ... Lau Ngang
Kin-sang Lee ... Chung (as Kin Sang Lee)
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ... Psycho (as Frankie Chin)
Yin Nam Yin Nam
Victor Hon Victor Hon ... Kau (as Kwan Hon)
Hung Chun
Lai-Wah Wei Lai-Wah Wei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun Hung Cheung Chun Hung Cheung
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung
Foo-Keung Kong ... (as Fu-Keung Kong)
Douglas Kung Douglas Kung ... (as Cheung-Tak Hung)
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Storyline

In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he can follow through with his plan. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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If the true measure of a man is judged by his actions, then he is ready to be counted. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Thailand

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

23 July 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film did poorly at the Hong Kong box office, where fans were not interested in seeing Yun-Fat Chow play a violent criminal. It was however a critical and cult favorite in the US and UK. See more »

Goofs

During the nightclub shootout, Jeff's gun changes between a 9mm Beretta to a Smith & Wesson .45ACP and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Virgin: See anything you like?
Jeff: Yeah, I saw a couple of lice puking.
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Alternate Versions

Despite every prior UK video release of the film being cut in some way (for violence, violence against women, banned weapons, sexual content). It was release without any cuts and fully intact by Hong Kong Legends DVD. See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Has to be seen to be believed.
18 September 2000 | by R0BTRAINSee all my reviews

Action films are a dime a dozen. Many really suck. A few stand out. Of all the action fims I've ever seen in my life, this one held me as much as any not directed by John Woo. The gun battle toward the end of the film is exhilarating. Any action fan that thinks "Matrix-style" slow motion bullets are the end-all, be-all of effects should check "bulletride" effect at the end of this film. And to its amazing credit, this film was made without the help of Hollywood digital effects. I haven't even mentioned CHOW YUN-FAT. He is AWESOME in this film. The man is as bad-ass as Mel Gibson any day. "Full Contact" is based on the same book as "PayBack." Let me tell you this film runs ring around payback in areas of acting, directing, violence and coolness. There is no substitute for Chow Yun-Fat. If you're dying for a style filled actioner and have exhausted your John Woo collection, then check out "Full Contact."


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