Chinese Midnight Express

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  • 1997
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.9  (164)

Chinese Midnight Express is a 1997 Hong Kong action crime thriller film starring Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Man-Tat Ng, and Pinky Cheung. The film is directed by Gordon Chan and follows the story of a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a drug cartel. The movie starts with a chase scene, where a group of drug smugglers tries to escape the police. One of the smugglers is caught, and the police inspector, Billy (Tony Chiu-Wai Leung), learns that there is a bigger drug cartel operating in the city. To catch the cartel, Billy volunteers to go undercover as a drug dealer.

Billy enlists the help of his friend Fatty (Man-Tat Ng) to set up a fake drug dealing business. Fatty is a small-time crook who knows the ins and outs of the criminal world in Hong Kong. Together, they set up a laboratory to manufacture drugs, and soon they make contact with the drug cartel.

Billy poses as a wealthy businessman named Simon Lee, and his cover is successful. He earns the trust of the cartel members, and he gradually moves up the hierarchy. He meets the boss of the cartel, Big Brother Mark, who is a ruthless and violent man.

As Billy gets closer to Big Brother Mark, he realizes that the cartel is even bigger than he anticipated. He also learns about the dark side of the drug trade, including the violence and corruption that comes with it. Billy tries to keep his cover intact while also trying to bring down the cartel.

Meanwhile, Fatty is also in trouble. He owes a large sum of money to a loan shark, and he is being threatened. Fatty tries to get out of the situation, but it only puts him in more danger.

As the tension builds, the movie delivers intense action scenes with some impressive stunts. The film has a gritty and realistic feel to it, and the performances by the actors are convincing. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung delivers a strong performance as Billy, and Man-Tat Ng provides some comic relief as Fatty.

The movie tackles some important themes, such as the social issues that lead to drug addiction and the corruption that perpetuates the drug trade. It also shows the human side of the police officers who go undercover and put their lives on the line to protect others.

Overall, Chinese Midnight Express is a well-crafted action thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie has a good balance of action, suspense, and drama, and it is a must-see for fans of Hong Kong cinema.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (164)