Flaming Brothers

Flaming Brothers is a 1987 Hong Kong crime action film directed by Joe Cheung. The film stars Chow Yun-fat, Alan Tang, Pat Ha and Jenny Tseng. The film was shot in Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand.

Flaming Brothers
Film poster
MandarinJiāng Hú Lóng Hǔ Dòu
CantoneseGong1 Wu4 Lung4 Fu2 Dau3
Directed byJoe Cheung
Produced byAlan Tang
Screenplay byWong Kar-wai
StarringChow Yun-fat
Alan Tang
Pat Ha
Jenny Tseng
Patrick Tse
James Yi
Philip Chan
Norman Chui
Music byViolet Lam
Stephen Shing
The Melody Bank
Bruton Music
CinematographyJingle Ma
Edited byPoon Hung
Distributed byGolden Harvest
Media Asia
Release date
30 July 1987 (1987-07-30)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$15,741,778


Alan Chan (Alan Tang) and Cheung Ho-tin (Chow Yun-fat) are orphans wandering in the streets of Macau who became sworn brothers together, they make a living by stealing. One day, while Tin was stealing food in a church, he is discovered by Ho Ka-hei (Pat Ha), who encourages him not to steal and subsequently brings food to him and his friends everyday until one day, when Ka-hei was adopted and the two farewell in tears. Alan and Tin struggles very hard and finally succeeds and become triad leaders. During a gang warfare, Alan and Tin kill Chiu, the underling of a major Macau triad leader Ko Lo-sei (Patrick Tse). Ko mobilizes his men to seek revenge but the strong-willed Alan strikes back. Then, the cunning Ko pretends to reconcile with Alan and provides news for Alan to traffic arms in Thailand. However, the arms dealer turns out to be Ko's rival, Uncle Pui, and Alan nearly lost his life. With his extraordinary courage, Alan gains Pui's trust and successfully makes business. At the same time, Alan also meets Macau singer Jenny and falls in love with her and brings her back to Macau. While Alan was highlighting danger in Thailand, Tin re-encounters Ka-hei in a Catholic school and after lay each other's heart bare, they get engaged. However, Ka-hei requests Tin to leave the underworld and wants to lead a peaceful life in Hong Kong. Tin summons his courage to tell Alan about this, but Alan, while preparing big business with Tin, becomes enraged. Having to choose between his lover and his brother, Tin sadly leaves Alan. When Ko discovers that Alan safely returned from Thailand, he falls out with him and annexes all his purchased arms, formally declaring war with Alan. Later, Alan falls into Ko's trap and becomes encircled where his underlings are fully wiped out and Jenny is also killed from protecting him. Alan decides to single-highhandedly deal with Ko. In Hong Kong, Tin hears news of it and leaves his beloved wife and returns to Macau to fight with Ko alongside Alan in a gunfight where after a fierce battle, the trio dies together.


  • Alan Tang as Alan Chan
  • Chow Yun-fat as Cheung Ho-tin
  • Pat Ha as Ho Ka Hei
  • Jenny Tseng as Jenny
  • Patrick Tse as Ko Lo Sei
  • James Yi as Richard Lui
  • Philip Chan as Police Commissioner Chan
  • Norman Chui as Chiu
  • Fong Yau as Uncle Pui
  • Wong Kim-fung as Tai-fung
  • Lau Shung-fung as Sai-fung
  • Tam Yat-ching as Uncle Mosquito
  • Tam Chuen-hing as Triad boss at negotiation table
  • Kam Biu as Triad boss at negotiation table
  • Yue Man-wa as Triad boss at negotiation table
  • Ko Hung as Brother Hung
  • Pa San as Ko's bodyguard
  • Steve Mak as Ko's bodyguard
  • Hung San-nam as Ko's bodyguard
  • Tang Tai-wo as Ko's bodyguard
  • Kan Tat-wah as Inspector Law
  • Soh Hang-suen as Sister Lucia
  • Felix Lok as Man at convenience store
  • Joe Cheung as Alan's man outside Chiu's pub
  • Chun Wong as Street vendor
  • Cheung Chok-chow as Bread street vendor
  • Jeffrey Ho as Mr. Wong
  • Sai Gwa-Pau as Resident of old folks home
  • Cheung Hei as Resident of old folks home
  • Chin Tsi-ang as Resident of old folks home
  • Sze-to On as Resident of old folks home
  • Chan Lap-ban as Resident of old folks home
  • Stanley Tong as Hitman in Thailand
  • Sam Wong as Hitman in Thailand
  • Alex Ng as Chiu's man
  • Wo Seung as Chiu's man
  • Wong Chi-ming as Chiu's man
  • Sing Yan as Brother Hung's man
  • Yiu Man-kei as Ko's man
  • Choi Kwok-keung as Ko's man
  • Poon Kin-kwan as Ko's man
  • Tang Chiu-yan as Ko's man
  • Chan Ming-wai as Alan's man
  • Chun Kwai-bo as Alan's man
  • To Wai-wo as Ko's horse trainer
  • Ho Chi-moon as Club customer
  • Wong Ka-leung
  • Wong Chi-keung

Theme songEdit

  • I Am Just a Person (我祇是個人)

Box officeEdit

The film grossed HK$15,741,778 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run 30 July to 18 August 1987 in Hong Kong.

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