Arson: The Criminals, Part III (1977)

  |  Crime, Drama

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Part 1 : 'Gun Snatchers' - Two criminals wanted for murder are turned in by one of their own. Part 2: 'Arson' - A Triad revenge plan to burn down a nightclub goes wrong and results in the deaths of five people.


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16 January 2021 |
| To live and die in Hong Kong part 3.
The HK success of the second THE CRIMINALS was good enough to generate a third part, but this time the real-life crime stories are just twos: 1) in THE GUN-SNATCHERS, Chang Cheh's protege Wang Chung (THE DELINQUENT) is a cop whose gun was stolen by two small-time gangsters played by fatty Fan Mei Sheng (THE WATER MARGIN) and Lam Fai Wong (FIVE SUPERFIGHTERS); 2) ARSON: actor Wong Kin Sun (THE SPIRITUAL BOXER and other 96 movies) is a Triad henchman who, alongwith an accomplice, plans the burning a Night-Club owned by a rival gang, but the action goes wrong and five people living in the same palace are burned alive. Co-directed by Hua Shan and Kuei Chi Hung, this movie provides a good occasion for Kung-Fu actor Wang Chung to prove he's a good actor in the first episode. He's easily the face you remember above all at the end of the movie (and he played the cop who arrests the assassin in the end of HIDDEN TORSO, the first segment of the first CRIMINALS, but he was almost unrecognizable in that brief moment), but the rest of the whole cast is excellent and it includes Lin Yung as a police-inspector, and many usual Kung-Fu actors as Johnny Wang Lung Wei, Lam Fai Wong and others. Characters actor Jim James (FIST OF FURY, GAME OF DEATH) apperas in the second segment, and Lee Sau Kei (the police officer in the above-mentioned Wang Chung's vehicle THE DELINQUENT) plays a cour-lawyer here. Released in Hong Kong 2/4/77. An effective Crime film who shows also a real look on the HK's Ghetto.

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Plot Summary


Crime | Drama


Release Date:

4 February 1977


Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Hong Kong, China

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