Off Track

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Off Track
OffTrack.jpg
DVD cover
Traditional 馬路英雄
Simplified 马路英雄
Mandarin Mǎ Lù Yīng Xióng
Cantonese Maa2 Lou4 Jing1 Hung4
Directed by Cha Cuen-yee
Produced by Willie Chan
Benny Chan
Screenplay by Rico Chung
Starring Jacky Cheung
Max Mok
Loletta Lee
Ellen Chan
Music by Lowell Lo
Cinematography Ma Koon-wa
Edited by Cheung Kwok-kuen
Production
company
Wing Chuen Film Production
Distributed by Newport Entertainment
Release date
19 January 1991 (1991-01-19)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$5,038,551

Off Track is a 1991 Hong Kong action drama film directed by Cha Chuen-yee and starring Jacky Cheung, Max Mok, Loletta Lee and Ellen Chan. The film was followed by a sequel in 1995, titled Highway Man, which featured a different storyline.[1]

Plot[edit]

Joe (Max Mok) is a car fanatic and co-owns an auto repair shop. One time in an illegal street race, Joe collides with Lui (Jacky Cheung) and the two of them were arrested. Since then, Lui and Joe had become enemies. Lui's father (Wu Ma) is a seasoned police officer who goes by his principles and detains his own son, and thus, their relationship had grown very sour, and Lui also increases his hatred towards Joe.. On the other hand, Joe meets Ann (Loletta Lee) and falls in love her. However, Joe discovers that Ann is actually Lui's younger sister, and Lui tries to destroy their relationship. At first, Joe resisted Lui for the sake of Ann, but Lui becomes increasingly aggressive. Knowing that this all started because of her, Ann reluctantly breaks up with Joe. However, Joe refuses to step and negotiates with Lui to settle in a car race with a bet of HK$500,000. During the race, Lui dashes into the ocean. Lui's underling, Bull (Karel Wong), who thinks that Lui is dead, takes Ann hostage to threaten Joe in order to avenge his boss. Joe rushes to save Ann, but was no match for Bull. In this critical occasion, Lui returns with a full body of blood.

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Critical[edit]

Love HK Film gave the film a mixed review and writes "Passably interesting triad/street racer drama which lifts clichés from many Hong Kong films before it."[2]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed HK$5,038,551 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 19 January to 2 February 1991.

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