Once a Thief Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Once a Thief the Movie

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Minor Woo. Three orphaned children are raised to be thieves by crime boss/surrogate father Chow (Tsang). As adults, Joe (Chow), Jim (Cheung), and Cherie (Chung) have just completed another successful art heist and Cherie thinks it's time they retire. Instead, they agree to one last job--stealing a painting from a heavily guarded French villa. But it turns out to be a set-up and Joe is apparently killed. He returns, in a wheelchair, two years later--seeking revenge against Chow, who betrayed them. Chinese with subtitles. Woo went on to use a variation of this premise for his TV movie/series of the same name.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from Hong Kong.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Heists: Art, One Last Job, Revenge, Physical Problems
Screenplay
John Woo
Cast
Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Kenneth Tsang
Director
John Woo

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