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Gen-X Cops (1999)

Dak ging san yan lui (original title)
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A ridiculed HK cop hires 3 cadets, directly (thrown) out of police academy, to go undercover and get the criminals, who stole explosives and killed his partner.

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Benny Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Tse ... Jack
Stephen Fung ... Match
Sam Lee ... Alien
Grace Yip ... Y2K
Eric Tsang ... Inspector Chan
Daniel Wu ... Daniel
Tôru Nakamura ... Akatora
Terence Yin ... Tooth
Francis Ng ... Lok
Jaymee Ong ... Haze
Moses Chan ... Superindentent To (as Chan Ho)
Ken Lo ... Inspector Wing (as Low Houi Kang)
Bey Logan ... SDU Commander
Irene Luk Irene Luk ... Lok's girl
Tracy Wong Tracy Wong ... Lok's girl
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Storyline

The "Generation X Cops" are four young officers of the Hong Kong Police, joined together to fight against organized crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law. Their first assignement: eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a shipload of explosives. Written by Laurens Koehoorn <laurens.koehoorn@planetinternet.be>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Gen-X Cops - The Movie

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Gen-X Cops See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

HKD30,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Media Asia Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The police station was filmed on the fifth floor of West Island School in Hong Kong. The meeting room is the study room of the upper school area, and it also doubles as the infirmary. Other scenes take place right outside of that room. In fact, you can see the blue lockers in the background. See more »

Goofs

In a meeting early in the movie, the discussion is interrupted by Chan's belated entrance. As Chan takes his seat, we see computer screens behind him. Between shots, these screens change three times though everyone in the room is seated at the table and the people nearest the computers are facing away from the keyboards. See more »

Quotes

Akatora: History belongs to the winner and I will win.
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Connections

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You Can't Stop Me
Written by Stephen Fung
Sung by Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee
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If this is the new generation of Hong Kong action cinema, I'll stick with the old one...
16 June 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

...and here's why:

1) The plot is an overlong, unengaging mess

2) The action scenes are generic (mostly shootouts in which it's often hard to tell who's shooting at whom, and special effects-enhanced explosions).

3) The fight scenes are brief and overedited. There is one girl (Grace Yip) that appears to be a better fighter than the three male leads, and where is she during the climactic fight? Nowhere to be seen!

4) 15 years after the "Lucky Stars" series, Eric Tsang is still providing the same kind of lame-brained "comic relief". Isn't it time for this guy to give it a rest?

Two spectacular sky-diving sequences are all I'll remember from this one...and yes, it's easy to see why the very handsome Nicholas Tse has so many female fans.

*1/2 out of 4.


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