In order to have the most realistic feeling, director Ngo Vu Sam did not reveal the location of the explosives, which made Chow Yun Fat extremely panic.
Recently, HK01 newspaper shared behind the scenes of the movie “Lat Thu Than Detective” / Hard Boiled (1992) starring Chau Nhuan Phat and Luong Trieu Vy, attracting the attention of the audience. This is a movie that director Ngo Vu Sam filmed in Hong Kong (China) before coming to Hollywood to develop his career.
Poster for the movie “Lat Thu Than Detective”.
“Lat Thu Than Detective” is a work that has received countless praises from experts thanks to its excellent action scenes, attractive gun battles and terrifying explosions that strongly impressed the audience.
It is known that the film crew used more than 45kg of explosives, of which a quarter was used to explode a hospital filled with gunpowder at the end of the film. The opening scene of “Lat Thu Than Detective” was filmed at the famous Van Lai Teahouse in Mong Kok, which was about to be demolished in 1992. It also became one of the most classic scenes of Hong Kong cinema. .
The opening scene of the film was filmed at the famous Van Lai tea house with more than 100 years in Hong Kong.
Before collaborating in “Lat Thu Than Detective”, the duo Ngo Vu Sam and Chau Nhuan Phat “bombarded” the Asian screen with the series Heroic Identity. The film helped Chow Yun-fat’s name become an A-list star in Hong Kong and created a wave of hero movies in the gangster world for several years in a row.
Many people believe that the rationalization and praise of the gangsters in Ngo Vu Sam’s films will create a trend that affects people’s lives. Therefore, before going to Hollywood to develop his filmmaking career, Ngo Vu Sam decided to change his style and perform the work “Lat Thu Than Detective”, based on the story of the police breaking the case against the gang. black social group.
Due to not knowing each other’s identities, the two policemen almost killed each other.
In the film, Chow Yun Fat plays the role of Inspector Hao Van. Leung Trieu Vy plays Alan – an undercover cop working for the boss of the Triad. The gathering of two cult stars in a movie helps Lat prime minister to attract the audience.
Surprisingly, Ngo Vu Sam’s last film shot in Hong Kong when it hit theaters immediately “sold money” with a revenue of more than 19 million HKD (equivalent to 60 billion VND today). It is known that the film had a production budget of up to 1 million HKD in 1992 (equivalent to 3 billion VND at present). But the amount of explosives prepared alone cost the crew a small amount of money.
Tony Leung plays an undercover cop.
According to HK01, the highlight of Lat Thu Than Detective is the extremely attractive gunfight scenes. In particular, the scene where Chow Yun Fat rescues a baby before the hospital is blown up by Johnny (played by Huynh Thu Sinh) is the most appreciated scene.
For the actor’s safety, before entering the set, Chow Yun Fat will be informed of the locations where the explosives are located. However, after the first filming, Ngo Vu Sam felt that if the actor knew in advance where there were explosives, the reaction would not be authentic.
Chow Yun Fat’s real panic expression because he didn’t know the location of the explosives was changed by director Ngo Vu Sam.
Therefore, when he returned for the second time, he asked the crew not to inform Chau Nhuan Phat of the places where explosives were available and reset the position of the drug. This will help Chow Yun Fat have the most honest reactions when filming.
As a result, Ngo Vu Sam was very pleased when he filmed the expression of panic and worry that really showed on Chau Nhuan Phat’s face. In this scene, the actor surnamed Chau ran around because he did not know the location of the explosives had been changed.
The scene of Chow Yun Fat running from the fire at the hospital is very realistic.
After completing the scene, Chau Nhuan Phat asked director Ngo Vu Sam in a state of panic and fear: “Are you satisfied?” After that, the actor turned to laugh and said to the backstage staff: “Wu Vu Sam wants to kill me”.