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Tiger Cage (film)

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Director  Yuen Woo-ping
Genre  Action Film
Country  Hong Kong
6.8/10 IMDb

Film series  Tiger Cage
Language  Cantonese
Tiger Cage (film) movie poster
Release date  28 July 1988 (1988-07-28)
Writer  Wing-Fai Wong (scriptwriter), Kwong Kim Yip (scriptwriter)
Cast  Jacky Cheung (Fan Shun-Yu), Simon Yam (Inspector Michael Wong), Carol Cheng Yu-Ling (Insp. Shirley Ho Shih-Ling), Irene Wan (Amy), Donnie Yen (Terry), Vincent Lyn (Vincent)
Similar movies  Directed by Yuen Woo-ping, Donnie Yen movies, Set in Hong Kong

Tiger Cage is a 1988 Hong Kong action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Simon Yam, Carol Cheng, Jacky Cheung, Irene Wan and Donnie Yen. The film was followed by a sequel, Tiger Cage 2, released two years later in 1990 featuring a new storyline, with Yuen returning as director and cast members, Yen and Cheng, returning in different roles.


Tiger Cage (film) movie scenes


Inspector Michael Wong (Simon Yam), alongside Shirley Ho (Carol Cheng), Brother Lung (Bryan Leung), Fan Chun-yau (Jacky Cheung), Uncle Tat (Ng Man-tat) and Terry (Donnie Yen) are all part of the Anti-Drug Unit of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. The relationship between them are like brothers in general. During an operation, they worked together to bust a drug dent but the chief drug trafficker, Swatow Hung (Wang Lung-wei), escaped. Just as they were celebrating their success, Hung found them and killed Lung. In order to avenge Lung and find Hung, they took a variety of means and finally found and killed Hung. During an accident, Yau filmed Tat trading with a drug trafficker and tells Terry and Michael. After Michael found out, in order to protect himself, he killed Terry and framed Yau, who was then suspended from duty, which caused Yau to suspect something fishy. One day, Yau's girlfriend, Amy (Irene Wan,) found a videotape at home and discovered that Michael and Tat were accomplices, but in order to save Yau, she handed the tape to Michael, which also led to her fatal demise. At this point, Yau and Shirley discover the truth to everything, that Hung luckily escaped from the drug bust earlier and came back to revenge on Lung, who was an undercover cop, on the night before his wedding with Shirley. Yau vows to bring the perpetrator to justice and dig out the mole inside the police force. Terry, who was partners with Tat, discovered his relationship with the drug traffickers and conflicted for his loyalty to Tat or his ethnic standards. Tat was used by his superior Michael and was ultimately abandoned and killed. Shirley finally discovers the truth to the case, but now, it is difficult for all of them to escape death.


  • Simon Yam as Michael Wong
  • Carol Cheng as Shirley Ho Suet-ling
  • Jacky Cheung as Fan Chun-yau
  • Irene Wan as Amy
  • Donnie Yen as Terry
  • Bryan Leung as Brother Lung
  • Ng Man-tat as Uncle Tat
  • Wang Lung-wei as Swatow Hung
  • Vincent Lyn as Vincent
  • Yuen Shun-yi as Hung's brother
  • Yuen Cheung-yan as Policeman
  • Michael Woods as Drug dealer from USA
  • Paul Wong as Man gets kicked in drug bust
  • Chan King as Policeman
  • Yuen Woo-ping as Master Eight
  • Fung Hak-on as Hung's buddy
  • Stephen Berwick as Drug dealer from USA
  • Wai Kei-shun as Officer Wai
  • Peter Mak as Policeman
  • Jameson Lam as Policeman at Lung's party
  • Chang Sing-kwong
  • Lam Foo-wai as Mechanic
  • Fei Pak as Policeman at Lung's funeral
  • Box office

    The film HK$11,534,315 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 28 July to 10 August 1988 in Hong Kong.


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