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Black Mask (1996)

Hak hap (original title)
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A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

Director:

Daniel Lee

Writers:

Hark Tsui (screenplay) (as Tsui Hark), Koan Hui (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Tsui Chik / Black Mask
Ching Wan Lau ... Inspector 'Rock' Shek Wai-Ho (as Lau Ching Wan)
Karen Mok ... Tracy Lee
Françoise Yip ... Yeuk Laan (as Françoise C.J. Yip)
Kong Lung Kong Lung ... Commander Hung (as Patrick Lung)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... King Kau (as Anthony Wong)
Xin Xin Xiong ... Jimmy Jimmy
Moses Chan ... 701 Squad Member (as Mouses Chan)
King-Fai Chung ... Police Commissioner (as Chung King Fai)
Tat-Wah Lok ... (as Ken Lok)
Lawrence Ah Mon Lawrence Ah Mon ... Operating Room Doctor (as Lawrence Ahmon)
Henry Fong ... Ricky Tai
Mei-Yee Sze ... Chief of Library (as Sze Mei Yee)
Roy Szeto Roy Szeto ... Szeto
Suk-Yee Chan ... Librarian (as Chan Suk Yee)
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Storyline

Micheal, a former test subject of a project to create supersoldiers, is forced to escape with his comrades after the project was cancelled. Months later, he is trying to have a quiet life as a librarian with a tough cop as his best friend. However, a string of vicious gangland murders begins that has all the markings of his former compatriots who seem to have turned to violent crime. Realizing that the police are helpless to fight these soldiers, Micheal decides to take them on himself. Donning a mask to protect his identity, Micheal must fight these powerful villians as the mysterious superhero known only as Black Mask. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including martial arts combat, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

14 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mask See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,449,692, 16 May 1999

Gross USA:

$12,504,289

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,504,289
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The games Tracy plays on the Sega Saturn while locked inside Black Mask's apartment are "Virtua Fighter 2" and "X-men: Children of the Atom." See more »

Goofs

During the surgery scene (approx. 12:00) one of the high-tech displays is just an ordinary computer monitor playing an animation of the human heart. See more »

Quotes

King Kau: [Runs past Cailyn who is tied up and hanging from the roof] Hang in there baby!
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Alternate Versions

Some plot scenes were cut from the UK version, violent scenes are uncut. See more »

Connections

References Fist of Legend (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Mask (We're Taking It All)
Performed by 701 Squad (featuring Diamonds in Da Ruff, Strick, Cover, Ryan Montgomery (as Royce the 5'9") & Fabbiden)
Written by M. Humphrey, C. Fossett and C. Parker
Produced by Just Blaze F.O.B. Entertainment
Published by Blackhaven Music, T-Boy Music L.L.C. Gold Lease Publishing, Sixth of July, F.O.B. Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

Thy name be mindless action. YESSSSS!!
24 May 1999 | by RevRuinSee all my reviews

Horrible dubbing. Cheesy overworked plot. Story that's been done and done and done. Implausabilities abound. Plot holes large enough to drive a cliche through. But MAN those fight scenes were incredible! If you go in looking for a serious piece of cinema, you'll leave unhappy. If you can't laugh at how horribly some of the humor flops, you'll be disappointed. If you go in to see Jet Li kicking butt -- something he is incredible at -- you WILL be happy. Scale: 1 to 10. I give it a 7, simply because I said, "WOW!" so many times.


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