City On Fire

City On Fire

Facts and Figures

Run time: 101 mins

In Theaters: Friday 13th February 1987

Production compaines: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Astral Films, Famous Players Film Company

Reviews 3 / 5

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: ,

Starring: as Dr. Frank Whitman, as Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec, as Nurse Andrea Harper, as Mayor William Dudley, as Jimbo, as Maggie Grayson, as Fire Chief Albert Risley, Jonathan Welsh as Herman Stover, Hilary Farr as Mrs. Adams, Richard Donat as Fire Captain Harrison Risley, Mavor Moore as John O'Brien, Donald Pilon as Dr. Matwick, Terry Haig as Terry James, as Councilman Paley, Ken James as Andrew - Deputy Fire Chief, Jefferson Mappin as Beezer, Earl Pennington as Mr. Clark, Sonny Forbes as Tom

City On Fire Review

Quentin Tarantino gives a big shout-out to City of Fire with Reservoir Dogs, a reinterpretation/extension/Americanization of the last 15 minutes of the film. And while City of Fire has a killer ending indeed, the guts of the film are so-so at best.

Chow Yun-Fat stars as an undercover cop who infiltrates a jewelry crime ring but develops a friendship with one of the criminals while arousing genuine suspicion in the police force. This is a lot clearer in retrospect than while watching the film -- the whole affair being confusing and poorly explained.

For those interested in seeing some of Chow's earlier career work (he was once much thinner and had a lot more hair!), City of Fire is a decent time. Too bad the action is lackluster (lots of straightforward gunplay is about it) and the plot is muddy as can be.

Aka Long hu feng yun.