Island Of Greed (1997)

Director
Michael Mak

Main cast
Andy Lau; Tony Leung Ka-Fai; Annie Wu

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
A gutsy police detecive and his team of cops probe into the widespread illegal dealings of a criminal mastermind who schemes to redeem himself by running for government office in taiwan.


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