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CHASING THE DRAGON (2017)

Chasing the Dragon

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20 votes, average 6.9 out of 10

An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into the corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless drug lord.

CHASING THE DRAGON (2017)
CHASING THE DRAGON (2017)

Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie YenDonnie Yen
Crippled Ho
Andy LauAndy Lau
Lui Lok
Philip KeungPhilip Keung
Will
Wilfred LauWilfred Lau
Wayne
Kang YuKang Yu
Chad
Kent ChengKent Cheng
Piggy
Bryan LarkinBryan Larkin
Ernest Hunt
Ben NgBen Ng
Chubby
Ken TongKen Tong
Tong (as Tong Chun Yip)
Dongdong XuDongdong Xu
Rose (as Raquel Xu)
Michelle HuMichelle Hu
Jane
Niki ChowNiki Chow
May
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Wai-Man ChanMichael Wai-Man Chan
Master Dane (as Wai-Man Chan)
Lawrence ChouLawrence Chou
Willy
Wong ChunWong Chun
Uncle Niu
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Storyline

The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho (Donnie Yen) sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock (Andy Lau). However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire. Written by DooK

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Genres:

Action | Biography | Crime | History


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai | Teochew

Release Date:

19 October 2017 (Cambodia) See more »

Also Known As:

Chui Lung See more »

Filming Locations:

Chaozhou, Guangdong, China See more »


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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,346, 1 October 2017Limited Release

Gross USA:

$455,493, 16 November 2017

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | DTS (DTS-X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1

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Did You Know?

Trivia

First collaboration between Donnie Yen and Jing Wong in 20 years. See more »


Goofs

In the English subtitles, Chubby disparagingly compares Lee’s kid brother to Steve Martin. In the mid-to-late 1960s, when this takes place, Martin was not yet a popular performer. In fairness, this may have been a error by the subtitler, with the original Chinese version featuring a more timely comparison. See more »


Connections

Follows Lee Rock (1991) See more »

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User Reviews

Had to give more than 1 Star or someone will think I’m brigading

26 March 2018 | by wdftop – See all my reviews

Very disappointing movie considering the big name cast.

Everything from the props (weapons, slum set, cars, etc.) to Donnie Yen’s wig is a massive distraction. They must have used the cheapest grade props known to the industry (you’ll notice this in multiple scenes where’s there’s bottling/glass).

The dialogues are predictable and cliche. All their portrayal of triads is something I’d expect from a Young and Dangerous film back in the 90s (much better films than this actually).

The Western actors were also given horrible scripts. Some of their scenes made me question, did the film crew even watch their work after the takes?

I normally don’t get frustrated with these films because at least I get good action, but this very much a crime-drama with small parts of action (with almost no martial arts, so casting Donnie seemed like a waste).

It seems the producer of this film is banking on stirring anti-colonialism to keep the audience entertained and had no intention on making an actual worth-while film.

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Language:广州话 / 廣州話, English, 普通话, Español
Budget:$ 200.000.000,00
Revenue:$ 445.000.000,00