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City on Fire

City on Fire

City on Fire

1987 / 101min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RINGO LAM

CAST: CHOW YUN-FAT, DANNY LEE

Chow Yun-fat and Danny Lee lead a team of strong-arm thieves specializing in jewelry store jobs, tied together by friendship and the bandit’s code of honor. There’s only one hitch: Chow is an undercover cop, playing the part of a hood for so long that only his superior knows his real identity. A landmark in Hong Kong action cinema providing a plum part to hasten Chow’s rise to celebrity, the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, and a potent portrait of a city choking on its own corruption, it’s brisk, brooding, bloody, and brilliant moviemaking—run-and-gun cinema at its finest.