Tiger Cage (film)

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Tiger Cage
TigerCage.jpg
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Traditional 特警屠龍
Simplified 特警屠龙
Mandarin Tè Jǐng Tú Lóng
Cantonese Dak6 Ging2 Tou4 Lung4
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Produced byStephen Shin
Screenplay byAnthony Wong
Kim Yip
Starring Simon Yam
Carol Cheng
Jacky Cheung
Irene Wan
Donnie Yen
Bryan Leung
Ng Man-tat
Wang Lung-wei
Music byDonald Ashley
Norman Wong
CinematographyLee Kin-keung
Chan Man-to
Edited byLee Yim-hoi
Chan Kei-hop
Kwong Chi-leung
Cheung Kwok-kuen
Production
company
Release date
28 July 1988 (1988-07-28)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box officeHK$11,534,315

Tiger Cage is a 1988 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Simon Yam, Carol Cheng, Jacky Cheung, Irene Wan and Donnie Yen. The film was followed by a sequel, Tiger Cage 2 , released two years later in 1990 featuring a new storyline, with Yuen returning as director and cast members, Yen and Cheng, returning in different roles.

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Plot

Inspector Michael Wong (Simon Yam), alongside Shirley Ho (Carol Cheng), Brother Lung (Bryan Leung), Fan Chun-yau (Jacky Cheung), Uncle Tat (Ng Man-tat) and Terry (Donnie Yen) are all part of the Anti-Drug Unit of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. The relationship between them are like brothers in general. During an operation, they worked together to bust a drug den but the chief drug trafficker, Swatow Hung (Wang Lung-wei), escaped. Just as they were celebrating their success, Hung found them and killed Lung. In order to avenge Lung and find Hung, they took a variety of means and finally found and killed Hung. During an accident, Yau filmed Tat trading with a drug trafficker and tells Terry and Michael. After Michael found out, in order to protect himself, he killed Terry and framed Yau, who was then suspended from duty, which caused Yau to suspect something fishy. One day, Yau's girlfriend, Amy (Irene Wan,) found a videotape at home and discovered that Michael and Tat were accomplices, but in order to save Yau, she handed the tape to Michael, which also led to her fatal demise. At this point, Yau and Shirley discover the truth to everything, that Hung luckily escaped from the drug bust earlier and came back to revenge on Lung, who was an undercover cop, on the night before his wedding with Shirley. Yau vows to bring the perpetrator to justice and dig out the mole inside the police force. Terry, who was partners with Tat, discovered his relationship with the drug traffickers and conflicted for his loyalty to Tat or his ethnic standards. Tat was used by his superior Michael and was ultimately abandoned and killed. Shirley finally discovers the truth to the case, but now, it is difficult for all of them to escape death.

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Box office

The film HK$11,534,315 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 28 July to 10 August 1988 in Hong Kong.

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