The Suspect
Film poster
Traditional Chinese極度重犯
Simplified Chinese极度重犯
Hanyu PinyinJí Dù Zhòng Fàn
JyutpingGik6 Dou2 Cung5 Faan2
Directed byRingo Lam
Written byRingo Lam
Lau Wing-kin
Produced byWong Sing-lim
Nam Yin
StarringLouis Koo
Julian Cheung
Simon Yam
Ray Lui
Ada Choi
Eric Moo
CinematographyRoss Clarkson
Paul Yip
Edited byMarco Mak
Music byRaymond Wong
Andrew Worboys
Production
companies
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Globe Perfect International
Colour Business Entertainment
Release date
  • 16 July 1998 (1998-07-16)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
Box officeHK$4,497,310

The Suspect is a 1998 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Ringo Lam and starring Louis Koo, Julian Cheung, Simon Yam, Ray Lui, Ada Choi and Eric Moo

Plot

Twelve years ago in 1986, Don (Louis Koo) was imprisoned due to murder and the fact he did not testify against the mastermind Dante (Simon Yam) and his friend Max (Julian Cheung), who was also involved of committing the crime. Twelve years later, Don is released from prison and decides not to repeat the same mistakes and make a fresh start. However, Don receives a sudden call from Dante and Max, who force him to assassinate the candidate running for the president of the Philippines. Don rejects their request, but later discovers that the target has been assassinated. Don realizes he has been framed by Dante and begins to exile. Later, with the help of King Tso (Ray Lui), a legion soldier who was hired to take down the murderer, and Annie (Ada Choi), a female reporter, Don reveals the evidence of Dante's crime and clears himself.

Cast

Reception

Critical

Love HK Film gave the film a mixed review describing it as being "more competent than spectacular, which registers the film as an eventual disappointment."[1]

Box office

The film grossed HK$4,497,310 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 16 July to 5 August 1998 in Hong Kong.

References

  1. ^ "The Suspect (1998) film review".