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Prison on Fire

Prison on Fire

Prison on Fire

1987 / 98min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RINGO LAM

CAST: CHOW YUN-FAT, TONY LEUNG KA-FAI, ROY CHEUNG

Meek white-collar worker Tony Leung Ka-fai looks like defenseless fresh meat when he goes into prison on a manslaughter charge, but he survives thanks to the protection of longtime inmate Chow Yun-fat. Their friendship becomes a bastion of finer feelings in the brutal lockup, a microcosm of mercenary Hong Kong society ruled by triad gangs and crooked guards, the worst of them Roy Cheung’s skull-cracking sadist, whose final confrontation with Chow is one of the most searing expressions of revolutionary rage in all of HK cinema.