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The Most Wanted (Long hu xin feng yun) (1994)

  Directed by: Kam Tin Wong
Starring: Kent Cheng, Bowie Lam, Ching Wan Lau, Eileen Tung
Links: The Most Wanted on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 6.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"Nah! I'm not getting sick of triad movies at all..." - a review by timchuma

This film starts with a montage of scenes of newspapers and TV News footage of a major robbery in 1991 then cuts to 1994 where a man called Cat is gambling at an illegal bookmakers. He wins, but as he never put any money on he doesn't get the payout. Outside with his friend, Yap (who he spent jail time with so he is a friend), he is challenged to take a customer's car for a spin (which he does, and scares the people in the car), and he gets back just as customer arrives (he doesn't call himself 'The God of Cars' for nothing).

When Cat and Yap meet with his boss, Yen Kwan, Cat reports to his supervisor (he's an undercover cop in the third year of an operation to catch Yen Kwan). His boss tells him that the finance department of the police is stopping funding for the operation as it has been three years and they haven't caught their target. His boss lets him continue the operation, but warns him 'not do do anything illegal' or he will go to jail.

This goes up the spout when Yen Kwan gets Cat and Yap to rob a jewellery store and shoot it out with the police, killing several SDU members and nearly killing his supervisor. In the getaway, Cat is shot and his girlfriend (who he met before the jewellery robbery), comes to look after him.

After the robbery, Cat is put on the wanted list along with Yen Kwan and the Special Investigations Unit (led by Fatty) is intent on tracking him down. The story continues with much excitement as Cat tries to evade the police and catch Yen Kwan himself so he can finish the operation.

I thought this film was fairly good but a bit violent; there is a lot of gunplay in there and some fairly gruesome scenes. It makes up for this by having an interesting main character in Cat and a comic relief in the Chief of the Special Investigations Unit, Fatty. I probably would have appreciated it more if I hadn't already seen an undercover cop movie straight before watching this one.

timchuma gives this movie 6 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 17 Feb 2005

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  1. you have the literacy skills of a 10 year old.

    A comment from Morgan on Sun 20 Feb 2005 17:13 #

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