R | | Action, Crime, Drama
With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.
In the lamp store shootout and the massage parlor raid, there are close-ups of Chen shooting a criminal in the head at point blank range with a small revolver. These were directly inspired by Eddie Adams' famous Vietnam War photo of South Vietnamese general Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing handcuffed Viet Cong member Nguyen Van Lem on February 1, 1968.
Black or red plum?
Danny Wallace: Nah, I don't like plums.
Nick Chen: What do you mean you don't like plums?
Danny Wallace: I like peaches.
Nick Chen: Peaches is shit. Haven't you ever heard the song Sinatra sang? 'Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum.' Not a peach, a plum.
Danny Wallace: I don't care if he ...
When Chow Yun-Fat's character is questioning the Chinese guy in jail his hand is holding the guys chin, then his throat, then his chin.
German VHS release was cut by ca. 6 minutes to secure a "Not under 16" rating.
$5,765,300 14 March 1999