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Tokyo Raiders (2000)

Dong jing gong lüe (original title)
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Is anyone who he says he is in this caper that moves from Hong Kong and Las Vegas to Tokyo? Ken doesn't show up in Vegas for his wedding; his disconsolate bride, Macy, heads home for Hong ... See full summary »

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Jingle Ma
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Lin (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Ekin Cheng ... Yung
Kelly Chen ... Macy
Cecilia Cheung ... Saori
Tôru Nakamura ... Takahashi
Hiroshi Abe ... Takeshi Ito
Kumiko Endô ... Naomi
Maju Ozawa Maju Ozawa ... Yukiko
Yûko Moriyama Yûko Moriyama ... Miyuki
Minami Shirakawa Minami Shirakawa ... Sayuri
Pauline Yam Pauline Yam
Takeshi Yamato Takeshi Yamato ... Akakawa
Ko Shibasaki ... Yumi (as Kô Shibasaki)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamoi Anzuji Kamoi Anzuji
Reila Aphrodite Reila Aphrodite
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Storyline

Is anyone who he says he is in this caper that moves from Hong Kong and Las Vegas to Tokyo? Ken doesn't show up in Vegas for his wedding; his disconsolate bride, Macy, heads home for Hong Kong and finds John, an interior decorator, waiving a check of Ken's that has bounced. She leaves immediately for Tokyo to find her businessman boyfriend, and John tags along. Ken's flat is teeming with members of the Ito gang, who are also looking for Ken. John and Macy escape, with the help of a crew of look-alike cuties who work for Lin, who claims to be a private investigator. He too is looking for Ken. Where is Ken, why has he disappeared, and who will find him first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts action/violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Golden Harvest [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sung by Ekin Cheng
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Brilliant HK Fusion Film
26 April 2002 | by kensmarkSee all my reviews

Jingle Ma, long one of Hong Kong's best cinematographers, shows here that he can create and direct an amazing film when given greater control.

"Tokyo Raiders" is a quintessential HK fusion film, containing plenty of traditional HK elements but making superb use of Japanese and Western elements as well. The soundtrack alone makes it stand out from other HK films of the post-New Wave era, but "Tokyo Raiders" adds great humor, irony, editing, photography, and a broad spectrum of choreography and action (a nod to Jackie Chan-film regular bit actor Allen Chiu-wai Sit as action choreographer here).

The main cast comes off very well, playing characters that veer from serious (or, in some cases, at least near-serious) to absurd -- as the story does the same. "Tokyo Raiders" is really an action-comedy, and strong in both categories, and the cast is a delight.

I usually really hate fancy editing and camera-work for action scenes. If the action is any good, it should be presented cleanly and clearly, so the audience can see it. Anyone can fake action (albeit poorly, in most cases) by messing with the film. That's not impressive. If you have a cast capable of real action and go to the trouble of choreographing real action, then you're only hurting the film by chopping it up with close-ups, slow motion, rapid cuts, and the like.

But in "Tokyo Raiders", Jingle Ma shows that he has the very rare talent of actually enhancing action sequences through careful use of effects. Personally, even if the film weren't so all-around enjoyable, I think this would make it worth seeing all by itself. Most other action directors should take notes.

It's true that many viewers may find the thread of the plot a little hard to follow at times, but this isn't the kind of movie where you have to follow everything to enjoy it. (Few HK action films are, and it's a good thing, too.) And it's true that many viewers will wish that Tony Leung's character's assistants had more screen time. Well, no film is truly perfect, but "Tokyo Raiders" is definitely worth a shot if you like Asian action films and comedies at all.

Just be sure, if you don't speak Mandarin and Japanese, to get a subtitled, not dubbed copy, and not panned-and-scanned (edited to fit a TV screen) if you can help it. As with most foreign films, it makes a world of difference.


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