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
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
IMDB: 7.2 / 10
City On Fire Movie Review
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.