MOVIE PREVIEWS
RAGING FIRE
Rated: R
Release Date: 08/13/2021
Production Company: Emperor/BC Films

Cast:
Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse and Qin Lan.

Crew:
Director: Benny Chan. Producers: Benny Chan and Donnie Yen. Executive Producer: Albert Yeung. Screenwriter: Benny Chan.
Cinematographer: Yeun Man Fung.
Plot:
By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

“Raging Fire” is a fierce action crime drama from Hong Kong director/producer and screenwriter Benny Chan who died of cancer last year, shortly after completing this movie.

Chan is best known for directing the explosive Jackie Chan actioners like “Who Am I,” “New Police Story” and “Rob-B-Hood.”

Yet, “Raging Fire” may be Benny Chan’s most exciting film of them all. Martial Arts fans and lovers of Hong Kong crime movies in general will be riveted by “Raging Fire’s” killer action and incredible choreographed fight sequences which feature international martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (“Mulan” and “Ip Man” franchise) and Nicholas Tse (“Shaolin,” and “New Police Story”).

“Raging Fire,” which Yen co-produced, is more than just a typical shoot ‘em up. There is plenty of substance to go along with its slick and gritty style.

In the film, Yen plays Cheung Sung-pong, a dedicated and by the book police inspector of the Regional Crime Unit. He’s got a bit of a chip on his shoulder, but he’s earned the right to especially since he’s been instrumental at cracking some major cases over the course of his lengthy career.

Others in the department aren’t too fond of Sung-pong’s haughty ways but, his protégé, Yau Kong-ngo, (Tse) admires his work ethic. Kong-ngo has his own style and over time it helps him to advance within the police ranks.

As fate would have it, Sung-pong and Kong- ngo’s worlds collide when a sting operation involving Kong-ngo goes south and forces Sung-pong to apprehend him for his criminal activity. Both men lay it all on the line during the film's amazing and brutal climatic fight scene.

"Raging Fire" is a thrilling and excellent movie.

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Watch This Trailer For "RAGING FIRE"

Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), The American Film Institute (AFI), and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image Awards.

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