Gunmen (1988 film)

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Gunmen
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Traditional 天羅地網
Simplified 天罗地网
Mandarin Tiān Luó Dì Wǎng
Cantonese Tin1 Lo4 Dei6 Mong2
Directed by Kirk Wong
Produced by Tsui Hark
Screenplay byLaw Kam-fai
Nip Wang-fung
Starring Tony Leung
Adam Cheng
Waise Lee
Mark Cheng
David Wu
Elvis Tsui
Carrie Ng
Elizabeth Lee
Music byDanny Chung
Cinematography Andrew Lau
Ardy Lam
Edited byDavid Wu
Production
company
Distributed byGolden Princess Films
Release date
22 October 1988 (1988-10-22)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box officeHK$4,825,777

Gunmen is a 1988 Hong Kong action crime drama film produced by Tsui Hark, directed by Kirk Wong and starring Tony Leung, Adam Cheng and Waise Lee. The film was released in Hong Kong theatrically before Hong Kong motion picture rating system took effort; afterwards, the film was rated Category III for the home video release.

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Plot

During the Chinese Civil War, a group of war friends Ting Kwan-pik, Cheung, Lau Fuk-kwong and Cheung Cho-fan were captured and brutally tortured by officer Haye. After they escape, Ting headed to Shanghai and became a cop. Ting is also one of the few righteous, incorruptible cops in Shanghai. Although the police force consists mostly of corrupt cops, the superintendent is an honest man. One time during a drug raid, Ting kills Haye's uncle, Leung. Haye, who has know became an opium smuggler, vows of revenge and later kills Ting's partner. Ting also swears revenge, and with nobody else helping, he tracks down his war friends and enlists their help to outlaw opium smuggling.

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Box office

The film grossed HK$4,825,777 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 22 October to 7 November 1988 in Hong Kong.

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