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THE FILM THAT PROVIDED THE INSPIRATION FOR TARANTINOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S Ã¢â‚¬Å“RESERVOIR DOGSÃ¢â‚¬?
The original inspiration for Quentin TarantinoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Reservoir DogsÃ¢â‚¬?, Ringo LamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CITY ON FIRE is an explosive Hong Kong crime thriller that utilises the always dynamic pairing of Chow Yun Fat (Bulletproof Monk; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hard Boiled; The Killer; Tragic Hero; Rich And Famous) and Danny Lee (The Killer; Tragic Hero; Rich And Famous) to devastating effect.
Chow Yun Fat stars as Ko Chow, an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves after the officer originally in charge of the case is brutally murdered when his cover is blown. Haunted by his own honour-bound betrayal that led to the death of a criminal friend, Chow wants out of the force but agrees to one last job, after which he has promised to marry his long-suffering girlfriend, Huong (played by Carrie Ng, star of Naked Killer, Sex And Zen and Skinny Tiger And Fatty Dragon). As he gradually earns the respect of the gang members and their boss, Chow begins to develop a close friendship with one of the thieves, the charismatic Fu (Danny Lee), and is eventually trusted enough to take part in a carefully planned heist. But when the robbery goes horribly wrong, resulting in a bloody shoot-out with the police, suspicions are raised about who the traitor might beÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Following theÃ¢â‚¬Å“heroic bloodshedÃ¢â‚¬? themes of brotherhood, honour, loyalty and revenge, CITY ON FIRE is one of seminal examples of the genre Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a hard-hitting thriller full of explosive gunplay, bone-crunching violence and incendiary action sequences.
this is the first time I read the storyline of city on fire. and damn the storyline is almost exact as that of reservoir dogs. And the original Reservoir Dogs script also includes some of City on Fire’s storyline not included in the film. the only thing different is the names…