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Once a Thief (Zong heng si hai) (1991)

  Directed by: John Woo
Written by: John Woo
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung
Links: Once a Thief on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 9.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

""YEAH!!!!"" - a review by timchuma

What I learned from this film:

  • Yun-Fat Chow still looks good playing a 'camp a row of tents' character (Joe)
  • The big cathedral in Paris is also known as the 'Naughty Dame'
  • Notorious international art thieves sign their name on anonymous artist's sketches
  • Security guards are trained to deal with armed criminals but not lusty lovers in the car overtaking them
  • Parasailing from the back of a truck looks like fun
  • Don't get out of the car to go to the toilet after telling someone off, as they will drive off on you
  • Check the birthday cake for booby traps before blowing out the candle
  • French people have really silly voices
  • Language differences can lead to people thinking you mean yes when you said no
  • Grappling claws are good for knocking people out
  • Stone floors can be electrified
  • Two people swinging from the chandelier to get a painting looks really cool
  • Cheap red wine can be used to see laser beams (this part was excellent)
  • If you are short on anaesthetic, you should punch someone out before performing emergency surgery
  • Keep the pack in shot when you are crushing cigarettes to seal a wound
  • Gangs of people with machine guns can be outgunned by two people with handguns
  • Steel chairs stop machine gun bullets
  • The reason ramps are at the end of piers is so people can drive cars off them
  • The air crew of a plane will not stop you from getting on if you turn up covered in blood
  • Your girlfriend will always go off with your best friend if you go missing
  • Even if you are wheelchair-bound, you can still cut a rug
  • Don't try to give a block plastic explosive a header
  • Always electrify the painting for insurance
  • You can slide across the floor and use a machine gun
  • An extendable fishing rod makes a really good weapon
  • Shotgun blasts cause people to blow up
  • Pay attention when watching the football and dusting toy bears, YEAH!!!
timchuma gives this movie 9 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 31 Jan 2005

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