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Podcast On Fire 294: Romeo Must Die & Election

Johnnie To’s stable of Milkyway players and crew deliver the first in an epic saga about the rigid rules and regulations in a triad election. It still means deception, betrayal, violence in 2005’s Election. But in the first half, another Hong Kong cinema action star tries to make his mark in Hollywood. Jet Li gets his first English language lead role in Romeo Must Die. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Romeo Must Die production background and reception
22m 10s – Romeo Must Die review
55m 43s – Election production background and reception
78m 30s – Election review.

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Romeo Must Die (2000)

A modern day interpretation of the Shakespeare classic ‘Romeo & Julliet’ (Hence the title). Han Sing (Jet Li), an ex-cop sent to prison to take the wrap for his young brother and father, to whom are both Hong Kong Crime lords. His father and his brother both move to San Francisco to escape their troubles.

After hearing about the death of his younger brother, he escapes from prison and gets the first plane to the San Francisco. Han’s main objective is to find out why and who killed his brother and then avenge his death. Although he meets a sassy young girl name Trish. Trish is the daughter of Business man (Delroy Lindo) who is doing deals with Hans father. Although members of both groups are being killed off, which is stirring up some trouble between the two businesses. But can Han avenge his brother and solve these gang murders? Read the rest of this entry »

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