Andy Lau and Donnie Yen Turn 70’s HK Upside Down in “Chasing the Dragon”
They were some of Hong Kong’s most notorious criminals of the seventies. Ng Sik-ho, better known as “Crippled Ho,” was Hong Kong’s most powerful drug dealer, and Detective Staff Sergeant Lee Rock was the father of police corruption.
Chasing the Dragon stars Donnie Yen (甄子丹) as Crippled Ho, an informant turned organized crime boss who betrays his friendship with the corrupted detective Lee Rock, portrayed by Andy Lau (劉德華). The film begins in 1960’s Hong Kong, introducing Crippled Ho as an illegal immigrant who is saved by Lee. Ho dedicates his life to Lee, leading to a severe injury that cripples his right leg, earning the name “Crippled Ho”. Together, Ho and Lee rule Hong Kong with their control of the law and the underworld, blending black and white.
As they grow together, their desire for power also grows. Their relationship is tested with fear of betrayal and lack of trust. With the establishment of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in the 1970’s, Lee has no choice but to retire early, but Ho doesn’t want to stop. He will stop at nothing to become Hong Kong’s most powerful drug leader.
Chasing the Dragon also stars Kent Cheng (鄭則仕), Philip Keung (姜皓文), Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), Felix Wong (黃日華), Ben Ng (吳毅將), Niki Chow (周麗淇), and Philip Ng (伍允龍). It opens in Hong Kong on September 28, 2017.
“Chasing the Dragon” Trailer
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
wow a return to one of his most famous roles; though certainly this looks very different in tone from the original lee rock movies
@rucofan1100 Yup, Lee Rock is definitely one of Andy’s most “iconic” roles to date so not surprised they would want him to reprise the role (though unlike the 90s version, I doubt they would have Aaron Kwok reprise his role as Andy’s son, lol).
I liked the Lee Rock films back then but not really interested in watching this “revamped” version because, well, it’s a Wong Jing production after all and most of what he touches nowadays is crap. If anything, I would rather go back and re-watch the “original” films than some watered down remake….
@llwy12 wait this is a Wong Jing joint!??!?! definitely gonna skip now…
Donnie Yen looks like David Chiang.
That’s a pretty good trailer! Keeps the mystery of the film rather than spoil the whole story by revealing too much.
Probably the first Wong Jing movie in YEARS I’ve been looking forward to. And Donnie looks his part real well!
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