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Man on the Brink (1981)

Bin yuen yan (original title)
An undercover cop goes deep undercover to inside one of Hong Kong's most notorious Triad gangs only to find him getting consumed by a life of crime and seediness.

Director:

Kwok-Ming Cheung (as Alex Cheung)

Writers:

Kin Cheung (story), Kwok-Ming Cheung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lun Chia
Hing-Yin Kam
Eddie Chan ... (as Di Ai)
Oi-Tsu Fung Oi-Tsu Fung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuen Chan
Ling Wei Chen
Kei-Ying Cheng
Ka Wai Cheung Ka Wai Cheung
Yau-kwok Cheung Yau-kwok Cheung
Yi Chiang Yi Chiang
Mei-Bo Chiu Mei-Bo Chiu
Ping Fong
Ging Man Fung
Yan-Ling Kuan Yan-Ling Kuan ... (as Ngan-Ling Koon)
Bill Lake ... Duty officer at lockup (as Cameo appearance)
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An undercover cop goes deep undercover to inside one of Hong Kong's most notorious Triad gangs only to find him getting consumed by a life of crime and seediness.

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Crime | Drama

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Pessimistic cop movie
26 February 2003 | by stigleggerSee all my reviews

This pessimistic cop movie was shown on german TV under the titel of 'Mann ohne Ausweg'. It tells the tragical story of an undercover policeman, very similar to 'Serpico'. The style is very minimalistic, very close to Hongkong streetlife, no visual effects etc. Important film of the Hongkong new wave in the eighties.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

8 January 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bian yuan ren See more »

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