1990 - Fatal Vacation (Golden Harvest Films/Paragon Films Ltd)
[original Cantonese title “An Le Zhan Chang”]
Director/Producer Eric Tsang [Chi-Wai] Script Nam Yin Cinematographer Jingle Ma Choh-Shing Composer Violet Lam Man-Yee Action Director Ng Min-Kan Production Manager Patricia Chong Lai-Chan Sound Recordist Cinema City Recording Studio Showreel Film Facilities Art Director Fang Ying Script Supervisor Chong Lai-Nei Lighting Tony Cheung Tung-Leung Planning Joe Chan Wing-Gwong Makeup Jeng Fung-Yin Props Siu Fei-Cheung Car Stunts Ng Hon-Keung, Sze-To Chi-Keung, Yan Tak-Wah, Lam Hing-Kwok Special Effects Ronny Ching Siu-Lung Editors Kam Ma, Shek Tsai, Jue San-Git Costume Designer Man Yun-Mei Presenter Anthony Chow Deng-Au Assistant Director Kingson Shek Siu-Lun Hair Stylist Cheng Kin-Ho Assistant Action Director Chan Siu-Wah
Cast Eric Tsang [Chi-Wai] (Bob), Irene Wan Pik-Ha (Candy), Tang Pik-Wan (Grandma), Nam Yin (Kuang), Tommy Wong Kwong-Leung (Big Eyes), Joan Tong Lai-Kau (Lin Hsiu Li), Cecilia Yiu Ching-Ching (Pat), Yu Sin-Man (Judy), Victor Wong Chi-Keung (Grandpa with the weak eye), Emily Kwan Bo-Wai (CTV News Reporter), Lee Chi-Hei (Hua), Lee Kim-Chung (Worm), Chan Chi-Yu (Hau Jan-Yue), Alex Mondragoxi, Siu Huen (Chien Ai Pao), Chan Haau-Ling (Yeh Hung), Leung Hon-Leung, Tang Keung-Ying (Chinese Twin #1), Tang Keung-Mei (Chinese Twin #2), Chan Lai-Hing (Candy's mother), Leung Hoi-Leung, Perrie Lai Hoi-San (Liu Chih Shen's Wife), Bernardo Bernardo (Rebel Leader), Crispin Medina, Jimmy Fabregas, Melinda Betron, Merwyn Samson, Perry Berry, Rago Roman, Spanky Manikan (Rebel Leader's brother), Tanya Gomez, [uncredited] Paulo Tocha (Sanchez, nightclub owner)
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Many of the films in this category deal with the supernatural – black magic and witches – but this one takes a different tact. This was made in 1990 a year after Tiananmen Square and seven years before Hong Kong was to be handed over to
They do so with a film that leaves little to the imagination – subtlety is nowhere to be found here – this has exploitation written all over it in big red colors, but as broad and absurd as it becomes I did find it quite involving and harrowing at times. The film is littered with dead bodies and their deaths are up close and personal. There are also a couple of rape scenes that had me flinching.
A tour organized from Hong Kong comes to the
In Quezon the bus is hijacked by a group of rabid Communist terrorists who demand that the government release one of their members for the tourists – and to show they mean business they begin the process of killing the tourists – two by two. In one gripping scene the Communist leader forces Tsang to take a gun with one bullet in it and aim it at his group one by one and pull the trigger until he has to point it at Irene who he has fallen in love with. Tsang is terrific in this film and in this particular scene he wrenches every emotion possible out of it.
Eventually, in true