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Legendary Assassin (2008)

Long nga (original title)
A female cop befriends a mysterious martial arts drifter, who turns out to be a deadly assassin.

Directors:

Chung Chi Li (as Li Chung Chi), Jing Wu

Writer:

Chi-Keung Fung (as Fung Chi Keung)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jing Wu ... Bo Tong Lam
Celina Jade ... Hiu Wor
Kara Wai ... Boss
Zhanwen Kou Zhanwen Kou ... Timothy 'Chairman' Ma (as Kou Zhan Wen)
Chi Zhang Chi Zhang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhang Chi)
Xueliang Zhu Xueliang Zhu ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Zhu Xue Liang)
Shan Peng Dang Shan Peng Dang ... Chairman's Subordinate (as Dang Shan Peng)
Man-Wai Chow Man-Wai Chow ... Sexy Girl (as Chow Man Wai)
Hau-Yiu Ng Hau-Yiu Ng ... Sexy Girl (as Ng Hau Yiu)
Yin-Ming Sin Yin-Ming Sin ... Sexy Girl (as Sin Yin Ming)
Noriko Aoyama ... Miho Sasaki - Chairman Ma's Wife (as Aoyama Noriko)
Lik-Sun Fong ... Handson (as Alex Fong)
Jamie Wong Jamie Wong ... Police
Leo Lai Leo Lai ... Police
Suet Lam ... Fat Wing (as Lam Suet)
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Storyline

An assassin who is fresh from his latest kill becomes stranded in an island, when he inadvertently befriends a female police officer (Celina Jade). As the night progresses, the unspoken truth honored by the two sides of the law is broken. After the remains of a body that belonged to a drug lord and syndicate crime leader are found, chaos ensues and criminals ravage the once peaceful streets in a race against time to find the mysterious murderer that's loose and out for blood. Written by Elizabeth

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Taglines:

Every Move Kills

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Bo Tong Lam (Jing Wu) holds Indonesian passport as it shows when he tried to leave the island and showed his passport to the harbor officers, the front cover of his passport reads REPUBLIK INDONESIA (The Republic of Indonesia). This indicates either he is truly an Indonesian citizen or he is able to illegally obtain an Indonesian passport. See more »

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Plenty of suspense, enjoyable martial arts
12 February 2009 | by panyongjakSee all my reviews

Frankly I do not understand why this movie deserves such a pathetic IMDb score, given its decent plot and great story-telling. The movie reminded me of Infernal Affairs, which is not a bad example to look up to. It brought me back to the Islands District of Hong Kong, where life is much simpler. The dingy alleys, plainly clothed local police officers and a lone traveler from culturally different mainland China drew a picture in sharp contrast with penthouse office, high heeled diva and black suits donned gangs. The movie gave a successful preach that it's not appearance or wealth but compassion and dedication to higher ideals that makes the world a better place and life a fulfilling process. It thoroughly warmed my heart and plenty of unanticipated turns kept me absorbed throughout. I found it much more interesting than Ip Man, an over-hyped movie full of political correctness. I beg to differ with the other comment doubting Jacky Wu's performance and caliber as a co-director. I would definitely recommend it to my friends, who may even not turn out an Kung Fu movie fan.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

4 December 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,317,019
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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