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Bullet in the Head (8-Sep-1990)

Director: John Woo

Writers: Janet Chun; Patrick Leung; John Woo

Keywords: Thriller

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacky Cheung
10-Jul-1961   Cantopop God of Songs
Waise Lee
19-Dec-1959   Bullet in the Head
Tony Leung
27-Jun-1962   Hero
John Woo
Film Director
22-Sep-1948   Director of Hong Kong action films


Review by anonymous (posted on 1-Aug-2005)

Bullet in the Head (1990) a.k.a. Bloodshed in the Streets was John Woo's second movie to take place in the Viet-Nam era. The story is similar to the movie Deer Hunter. Except the violence is real graphic and it'ss not as long. Three childhood friends run into trouble with the local authorities when a gang fight turns sour. Seeking a way out of Hong Kong (and a chance to make some money) the trio head to war torn Saigon. It's there that they see that they have only stepped out of the pan and into a funeral pyre. Can they survive the War and each other? Find out when you watch this blood soaked epic. A great film filled with heroism, blood shed and a story about real brotherhood. This is John Woo's best film and I doubt that he will ever direct a better film (even more so since he's become a Hollywood hack). Not for all tastes. Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Waise Lee and Jacky Cheung (the pop star) play the three friends. Anita Yuen plays Tony Leung's wife and Simon Yam co-stars as the C.I.A. eurasian hitman. Highly recommended.

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