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Original Name  火舞風雲
Starring Cherie Chung, Sharla Cheung Man, Teresa Carpio, Maria Cordero, Wu Ma, Shing Fui On, Paul Chun Pui, Sit Chi Lun, Chiu Gaau
Director Joe Cheung Tung-Cho, Stephen Tung Wai
Screen Format Letter Box
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles English, Chinese
Year 1988
Running Time 97 Minutes
Genre Drama
Version  Hong Kong
  Category IIB
Not suitable for young persons and children.
PAX-Code PAX0000119646
Catalog No.  5315
Item Code  4895024904962


Mandy's stepfather is imprison and her mother needs huge operation fee. She turns to be a nightclub girl but insists no sex. Tom, the boss of Mandy's stepfather, is interested in her. In order to help her friend, Mandy finally concedes to sleep with Tom. When her stepfather knows the affair after released, he conflicts with Tom. Tom kills him and Mandy's mother. Mandy just gets to the scene...


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sittham_1 (11) on 20, Apr. 2011 23:02 (HKT)
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However, the film seemed to suffer a rather incoherent story anyway. Also, the acting was an odd casserole of different styles. The key characters were played by Cheung Man and Cherie. Cheung overacted wildly (as did much of the support cast), while Cherie flounced around trying to look cool, and was often filmed in slow-mo.

Much of the action takes place in a nightclub and the principal characters are either hostesses or gangsters. The hostesses spend much of the picture bitch-fighting amongst themselves. Somewjere along the way, something happens to get a gangster boss seriously annoyed, then people start taking sides and getting seriously hurt and killed. Being unclear as to why this happened is one clear reason why I got less out of this movie than I expected from such a good cast.

As with many HK films, the climactic fight scene is the highlight, and of course spending an hour and a half watching Cherie and Cheung with glamour look is never entirely a waste
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roycck (273) on 19, Apr. 2011 23:52 (HKT)
Great Cast
The cast is great and i really miss Cherie Chung on screen. Good drama and well directed.
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