Chicken Feet (Andy Lau) assists in running an honorable gambling den owned by the crippled Uncle Fan (Siu-Ming Lau) and his son Kit (Wong Kit). Having previously tried to shut down the gambling den and take over by paralyzing Fan and framing Kit for another man’s murder, ruthless local Triad boss, James (Kelvin Wong) goes a step further by murdering Fan.
Tag Archives: 1990s
Hero of Swallow / San tau jin zi lei saam (1996) Sang Siu, Biao Yuen, Athena Chu, You Ge, Action, Drama, Fantasy
By the Sword (1991) Jeremy Kagan, F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts, Mia Sara, Adventure, Drama, Sport
A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there’s more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro’s.
Larger Than Life (1996) Howard Franklin, Bill Murray, Matthew McConaughey, Jerry Adler, Comedy, Family
Motovational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a “huge” inheritance.
Confessions of a Hitman (1994) Larry Leahy, James Remar, Michael Wright, Emily Longstreth, Crime, Drama
A former hitman named Bruno steals some cash from his mobster uncle. He plans to go to Tahiti, but things go wrong and he finds himself headed for Vegas via Death Valley in a comandeered airport limousine, pursued by his uncle’s henchmen and accompanied by a limo driver and an enigmatic blonde.
Den goda viljan / Best Intentions (1992) Bille August, Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Ingmar Bergman’s parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden.
Our intrepid defender of the working man, Michael Moore, documents his 1996 “Downsize This!” book tour across the USA. Shot on-the-cheap with a video camera, we once again watch our hero interview the working man at yet another plant closing, while also trying to get past corporate security guards to interview the millionaire CEOs.
This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate’s clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, and later attempting to poison a business rival, Oswald Martin, by administering arsenic to them.
Plenilune / Plenilunio (1999) Imanol Uribe, Miguel Ángel Solá, Adriana Ozores, Juan Diego Botto, Drama, Thriller
Romance and murder walk side by side in this psychological drama from Spain. A serial killer has been plying his grisly trade in a small town in Spain, murdering young girls and leaving their bodies in a nearby forest. A police inspector is sent in to investigate – his first case outside tumultuous Basque County in 14 years.