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Chasing the Dragon (2017)

Chui lung (original title)
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An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord.

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Jason Kwan, Jing Wong | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Jing Wong, Koon-Nam Lui (screenplay) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Crippled Ho
Andy Lau ... Lee Rock
Philip Keung ... Will
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Wayne
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... Chad
Kent Cheng ... Piggy
Bryan Larkin ... Ernest Hunt
Ben Ng ... Chubby
Ken Tong ... Tong (as Chun-Yip Tong)
Dongdong Xu ... Rose (as Raquel Xu)
Michelle Hu Michelle Hu ... Jane
Niki Chow ... May
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... General Piyamas
Chloe Chan Chloe Chan ... Alva
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Master Dane (as Wai-Man Chan)
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The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho (Donnie Yen) sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock (Andy Lau). However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire. Written by DOK

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First collaboration between Donnie Yen and Andy Lau See more »

Goofs

The movie shows a Boeing 747 flying in, but 747s were not flown commercially until 1970. See more »

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Follows Lee Rock II (1991) See more »

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Not Yen's usual fighting scene
28 November 2017 | by maindraaritomoSee all my reviews

A good drama of wonderful collaboration of Yen and Lau. Telling the fans about mafia and corrupt cops back then in Hong Kong is something.

But definitely we may not find Yen's usual fighting scenes. As rumbles are here and there, we have seen how it is supposed to be by The Raid, so from that on, audience expect same thrill. But it is not. Yes this is not Yen's martial art film, but a brawl is always a brawl, should be depicted as real as possible. Using multi cameras and many takes like Hollywood does, would be better, to deliver the violence.

I also have no idea, why smoking scenes have to be the way to show the brotherhood. It is too much. Sharing one cigarette is weird for all the wealth they possess eventually. Unless it has been a habit since they were zero. Sharing weed makes sense more, but I guess there is certain reason, just a cigarette not weed.

My compliment is also for the western actors, they act so natural.

One more thing, the reunion of actors from TVB Hong Kong 1980's, "Kwee Cheng", "Ho Tu", "Oey Yok Soe" and of course, "Yo Ko" himself, is quite a fun.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English | Thai | Teochew

Release Date:

28 September 2017 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasing the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Chaozhou, Guangdong, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,346, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$456,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,965,942
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby 5.1) (downmixed)| DTS:X (downmixed)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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