Runaway (2001 film)


Film poster
Traditional 走投有路
Simplified 走投有路
Mandarin Zǒu Tóu Yǒu Lù
Cantonese Zau2 Tau4 Yau5 Lou6
Directed by Dante Lam
Produced by Joseph Cheung
Dante Lam
Written by Jack Ng
Lau Ho-leung
Starring Nick Cheung
Anthony Wong
Ruby Wong
Samuel Pang
Ken Lo
Joe Lee
Anya Wu
Music by Tommy Wai
Cinematography Chiu Foo-sam
Tony Cheung
Edited by Chan Kei-hop
Universe Entertainment
Dream Work Production
Distributed by Universe Films Distribution
Release dates
17 May 2001 (2001-05-17)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$860,485

Runaway (Chinese: 走投有路) is a 2001 Hong Kong crime comedy film directed by Dante Lam and starring Nick Cheung, Anthony Wong, Ruby Wong and Samuel Pang. It follows the antics of two inept triad bosses on the run following a series of mishaps.


Dan (Nick Cheung) is a clever minded triad punk. One time on a run for fun, he plays a trick on a rival triad leader Ray (Anthony Wong), causing him to lose the opportunity of winning millions of dollars. Dan also embezzled cash from his gang and his boss, Kwan (Joe Lee) sends his henchmen to capture him. Dan escapes to Phuket Island, Thailand with his sworn brother, King (Samuel Pang), where they meet two attractive ladies. King falls in love with an innocent tattoo artist (Anya Wu), while Dan becomes entangled with the mysterious and unique Ching (Ruby Wong). At this time, Ray also arrives in Phuket in order to pursue his ideal girlfriend, Ching. Dan discovers Ching's ulterior to stay with Ray and comes in an agreement with Ching to seek benefits from Ray. At this point, Kwan's assassins also arrive in Phuket, ready to silence Dan and Ray.


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