Once a Thief (1991)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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A romantic and action packed story of three best friends, a group of high end art thieves, who come into trouble when a love-triangle forms between them.


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Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Janet Chun, Clifton Ko, John Woo (screenplay), John Woo (story)

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20 March 2018 | jimniexperience
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| Playful Heroic Bloodshed
Taking a break from his heavier Heroic Bloodshed titles of lead characters dying (The Killer, Bullet in the Head, A Better Tomorrow Trilogy) , John Woo returns back to genre which he branded his own with a more playful subject:

Two brothers and their sister (raised under a strict art thief father) clear the debt they owe their father by engaging in high-risk heists. A High Valued French painting is believed to be cursed , whomever attempts to steal the painting dies. This Super-Valued Painting , along with a hidden triangle of love between the three con-artist , are the main themes of the movie

And of course , it features some high class gun-fu featuring Leslie Cheng doing Tom Cruise stunt flips before Tom Cruise was even a thing

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Details

Release Date:

2 February 1991

Language

French, Cantonese, English, Hakka


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Box Office

Gross USA:

HKD33,397,149

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