Life Express

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For the 2010 Indian film, see Life Express (2010 film).
Life Express
Life express.jpg
Official poster
Traditional 生死速遞
Simplified 生死速递
Mandarin Shēng Sǐ Sù Dì
Cantonese Sang1 Sei2 Ceok1 Dai6
Directed by Blackie Ko
Produced by Kerrick Wong
Screenplay by Blackie Ko
Raymond Wong
Chai Hong-bing
Kerrick Wong
Lola Huo
Kong Shui-chung
Wang Ying-qing
Music by Fang Tsun-per
Lin Han
Cinematography Horace Wong
Edited by Chan Kei-hop
Distributed by Intercontinental Film Distribution (HK)
Release date
  • 25 March 2004 (2004-03-25) (Hong Kong)
  • 26 June 2004 (2004-06-26) (Taiwan)
Running time
90 minutes
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Life Express is a 2004 Hong Kong-Taiwanese action drama film directed by and co-starring Blackie Ko in his final film appearance before his death in 2003. The film also stars Richie Jen and Ruby Lin


The film revolves around a little boy who has leukemia and is waiting for a marrow transplant. While back in Taiwan, it concentrates on the story of a doctor, Kao Chi-yuen (Richie Jen) and a nurse, Suen Yan-yan (Ruby Lin), who is his girlfriend. Chi-yuen is a young doctor who stands for justice and does the best he can to help his patients.

They cannot find a willing bone marrow donor. They seek help from a prisoner, Ng Sung-yung (Blackie Ko). Ng is convinced to become a bone marrow donor for the little boy. The marrow must be transferred from Taiwan to Beijing in 24 hours, but an earthquake causes a power cut and also damages a bridge on the way to the airport. The car has to fly across the gap.

Luckily, they make it in time for the airplane. At the airport, Yan-yan accepts Chi-yuen's marriage proposal. The transplant operation is successful.


  • Richie Jen as Kao Chi-yuen doctor
  • Ruby Lin as Suen Yan-yan. a social Worker
  • Blacky Ko as Ng Sung-yung, a prisoner and bone marrow donor
  • Jiang Shan as Kuen
  • Gao Shu-guang as Dr. Lee Chu
  • Shi Yao as Yin-yin's mother
  • Liu Ci-hang as Luk-fai
  • Du Wei as Chan Kin-kao
  • Alan Ke as Bone marrow donor
  • Man Ying as Ng's mother
  • Morris Rong as Injured man
  • Yan Manqiu as Mrs. Chan
  • Tsai Chen-nam as Ng;s cellmate
  • Niu Ben as Luk-fai's grandfather
  • Chu Chung-heng as Bon

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