True life Hong Kong crime on film is a staple of Category III film but often in a grisly manner. Serial killers, rapists, cannibalism, that sort of thing. But crime comes in different forms and in this episode we take a look at the kidnapping case of businessman Teddy Wang. A story adapted into a Jackie Chan film but also into a cheapo Wong Jing film: Kidnap Of Wong Chak Fai. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal. Read More
Tag: Crime Story
He went abroad, to New York specifically to broaden his take on action (although it took 4 years between Gunmen and his next movie) and went into business with Jackie Chan for high profile action with the star taken down a notch and asked to act. Plus not so loving clashes, as opposed to the story on Gunmen, with said star. This is The Director’s Series on Kirk Wong’s Taking Manhattan and Crime Story.
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00m 00s – Intro/Taking Manhattan background
18m 40s – Carrie Ng bio/discussion
34m 42s – Taking Manhattan review
66m 49s – Crime Story background
65m 50s – Crime Story review
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A Group of five men all leading different life styles come together forming a cult to kidnap a corrupt businessman, Wong Yat-Fei. The group is led by Raymond Hung (Kent Cheng), a lead detective in Organised Crime & Triad Bureau. The other four are Ng Kwok-Wah (Chung Fat) head of Wo Lok Tong triads along with his brother Ng Kowk-Yan (Ken Lo). Simen Ting the director of Xing Ha Brokerage & Yen Chi-Sheng the CEO of ‘Red Star Cooperative’.
The reasons for this vast crime is of the dream that their actions will bring them great wishes…
Wong Yat-Fei has suspected this kidnapping, he believes in a sixth sense which has brought his business great success in the past. Although people believe that Yat-Fei is being too over protective as he was kidnapped in the past.
Inspector Chan (Jackie Chan) has been been given the case to protect Wong. After a false alarm Chan actually a labour dispute between Wong and his workers. But later that day the real deal happens and Chan is at a race against the clock to save him and his wife… Read More