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Arrest the Restless
Chinese: 藍江傳:反飛組風雲 "I dare you to pull my finger."
Charles Heung lays down the law
Year: 1992
Director: Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheung
Action: Tony Leung Siu-Hung
Cast: Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing, Charles Heung Wah-Keung, Vivian Chow Wai-Man, Alex To Tak-Wai, Wang Lai, Paul Chun Pui, Eddie Ng Kwok-King, Guy Lai Ying-Chau, Chan Kuo, Deannie Yip Tak-Han, Lam King-Kong, Guk Fung, Law Yiu-Hung, Lau Siu-Cheung, Lee Siu-Kei, Joe Cheung Tung-Cho, Henry Fong Ping
The Skinny: Entertaining sixties-era period flick featuring Leslie Cheung in one of his best roles.
 
Review
by Kozo:

This excellent HK flick is a rockiní 60ís period piece. Eternally young Leslie Cheung is a ďTeddy-Boy,Ē a juvenile triad who spends his days hitting on women, getting into gang fights, and generally being disrespectful to society. He finds himself clashing with Sam Wong, the evil triad son of a respected businessman. Sam does all sorts of nasty things like dealing drugs, raping women, and being disrespectful to everyone. Lam Sir (Charles Heung), the local juvenile cop, wants to put Sam away, but he canít because his superiors are in Samís Dadís pocket. Though a bit corrupt himself, he finds himself caught between justice and his agenda-seeking corrupt superiors. Vivian Chow is Leslieís girl, who tastes the folly of going steady with a Teddy Boy. 

Despite the fact that Leslie Cheung and Vivian Chow are too old for their roles, they both serve the film well. Cheung seems right at home with his character, which is interesting in relation to his award-winning role in Days of Being Wild only a year earlier. In that film, his disaffection grew from abandonment from his mother. In this film, mom (Deannie Yip) is present and accounted for, but the same unswerving love/hate is what drives his rebellion. Former triad and head of Winís Entertainment Charles Heung (whom you might remember as Lone Ng from the God of Gamblers movies) is terrific as Lam Sir. The film is ultimately as fluffy as it is irreverent, making it somewhat of an empty ride. But itís a good ride. (Kozo 1997)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese subtitles

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