The Raid (1991 film)

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The Raid
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Traditional 財叔之橫掃千軍
Simplified 财叔之横扫千军
Mandarin Cái Shū Zhī Héng Sǎo Qiān Jūn
Cantonese Coi4 Suk1 Zi1 Waang4 Sou3 Daai6 Gwan1
Directed by Ching Siu-tung
Tsui Hark
Produced by Tsui Hark
Screenplay by Tsui Hark
Yuen Ka Chi
Story by Michael Hui
Starring Dean Shek
Jacky Cheung
Tony Leung
Joyce Godenzi
Fennie Yuen
Paul Chu
Corey Yuen
Kei Kong Hung
Chiu Man Yan
Music by Wong Jim
Romeo Diaz
Cinematography Tom Lau
Arthur Wong
Edited by Marco Mak
Production
company
Cinema City Entertainment
Distributed by Golden Princess Amusement
Release dates
  • 28 March 1991 (1991-03-28)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$3,694,660

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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

  • 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

Box office[edit]

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.

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