Prison on Fire
|Prison on Fire|
|Directed by||Ringo Lam|
|Produced by||Karl Maka
Catherine S.K. Chang
|Written by||Nam Yin|
Tony Leung Ka-Fai
|Music by||Lowell L appo|
Joe Chan Kwong-Hung
Cinema City Cinematographers Unit
|Editing by||Cinema City Production Co. Ltd. Editing Unit|
|Distributed by||Cinema City Film Co. Ltd.|
|Release dates||November 13, 1987|
|Running time||98 mins approximately.|
Prison on Fire (Chinese: 監獄風雲; pinyin: Jiān yù fēng yún; Cantonese Yale: Gaam yuk fung wan) is a 1987 Hong Kong drama film directed by Ringo Lam and starring Chow Yun-fat. The film was followed by a sequel, Prison on Fire II, in 1991.
The plot mostly involves the two main characters, Ching and Yiu and problems they face with Mickey, a fellow inmate and "Killer", a prison guard. Yiu is sentenced to three years for manslaughter. In a fight for his father, he pushed a man onto the path of a bus.
Ching was sent to prison for killing his wife for being a prostitute.
During the end of the film, inmates decide to go on hunger strike to protest against the cigarette price rise, this causes problems with Assassin.
Ching bit Killer's ear off and gets an extended sentence, continued on Prison on Fire II, Yiu is released later on.
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