The Raid (1991 film)
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|Mandarin||Cái Shū Zhī Héng Sǎo Qiān Jūn|
|Cantonese||Coi4 Suk1 Zi1 Waang4 Sou3 Daai6 Gwan1|
|Directed by||Ching Siu-tung
|Produced by||Tsui Hark|
|Screenplay by||Tsui Hark
Yuen Ka Chi
|Story by||Michael Hui|
Kei Kong Hung
Chiu Man Yan
|Music by||Wong Jim
|Edited by||Marco Mak|
Cinema City Entertainment
|Distributed by||Golden Princess Amusement|
|Running time||100 minutes|
The Raid is a 1991 Hong Kong action comedy war film directed by Ching Siu-tung and Tsui Hark and starring Dean Shek, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung, Joyce Godenzi, Fennie Yuen, Paul Chu and Corey Yuen. The film is based on Hong Kong manhua Uncle Choy published by Michael Hui since 1958. The film is also Dean Shek's final acting role before retiring from the film industry.
During the early years of the Republic of China, Qing emperor Puyi was controlled by the Japanese and he established the Manchurian government in the north, with Japanese Commander Mesa and Yoshiko Kawashima.
Uncle Choi was once a soldier. Having studied medicine, he was entrusted one day by indigenous jungle people to save someone. On the thrilling road, he finds a group of soldiers who are victims of poison gas. Uncle Choi tries hard to save the colonel, but he dies. Before the colonel's death, he gives the task of resisting the enemy to Lieutenant Mang Tai Hoi. Uncle Choi had wanted serve the country wholeheartedly, but was refused.
Later, Uncle Choi sneaks into the palace, posing as the cook, and re-meets Mang. Their mission is to find the "Chang Jiang #1" Tina. There, they raid the poison gas base map, but their actions are known by Mesa and Kawashima, so Uncle Choi, Tina and other people flee, and on the way Uncle Choi rescues his adopted daughter Nancy.
Uncle Choi and the gang prepare a large-scale attack on the poison gas base, after numerous fierce battles, they conquer in the end.
- Dean Shek as Uncle Choi
- Jacky Cheung as Bobo Bear
- Tony Leung Ka-fai as Commander Mesa
- Joyce Godenzi as Kim Pik Fai / Yoshiko Kawashima
- Fennie Yuen as Tina
- Paul Chu as Lieutenant Mang Tai Hoi
- Corey Yuen as Brother Big Nose
- Kei Kong Hung as Smartie
- Chiu Man Yan as Nancy
- Lau Siu Ming as Chinese colonel
- Shut Mei Yee as Emperor Puyi
- Liu Fan as gambling woman
- Ailen Sit as soldier
- Kong Foo Keung as soldier
- Ho Wing Cheung as soldier
- Lau Chi Ming as soldier
The film grossed HK$3,694,660 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 28 March to 3 April 1991 in Hong Kong.
- The Raid (1991 film) at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
- The Raid at Hong Kong Cinemagic
- The Raid at the Internet Movie Database
- The Raid Review at LoveHKFilm.com