To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui

To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui

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Traditional 新邊緣人
Simplified 新边缘人
Mandarin Xīn Biān Yuán Rén
Cantonese San1 Bin1 Jyun4 Jan4
Directed by Andrew Lau
Produced by Wong Jing
Written by Roy Szeto
Starring Jacky Cheung
Tony Leung
Jacklyn Wu
Power Chan
Gigi Lai
Roy Cheung
Shing Fui-On
Music by Jonathan Wong
Cinematography Cheung Man-po
Edited by Angie Lam
Upland Films Corporate
Distributed by Wong Jing's Workshop
Release dates
  • 13 August 1994 (1994-08-13)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$9,192,146

To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui is a 1994 Hong Kong crime film directed by Andrew Lau and starring Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung, Jacklyn Wu and Power Chan.


Crazy Lik and his friend Pong are two undercover cops who are sent to infiltrate triad leader Coffin Sing. Later as Sing is killed, the gang is split into two. Lik follows Hung Tai's side and Pong goes to the other. Lik becomes down as he is separated from his best friend and feeling responsible for Sing's death. This leads to a time where Lik gets drunk at his girlfriend Moon's mother's birthday party and making a fool of himself and Moon feels disgusted and leaves him. One time in a bar, Lik meets triad member Milky Fai, who helps Lik out to get good with Hung Tai and his sister Po. Milky Fai is actually a former undercover cop who has his own problems. Later on, Lik must decide whether or not to betray his triad brothers that he has grown very close to completing the case for his superior whom he really hates and is hitting on his girlfriend.


Box office

The film grossed HK$9,192,146 at the Hong Kong box office in its theatrical run from 13 August to 7 September 1994 in Hong Kong.

Award nomination

See also

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