Lee Rock II
Lee Rock II is a 1991 Hong Kong crime drama film directed by Lawrence Ah Mon and starring Andy Lau, Sharla Cheung and Aaron Kwok. The film is a direct sequel to Lee Rock released earlier in the same year, which is inspired by a true story of real life corrupt police officer Lui Lok, who is portrayed in the film as Lee Rock by Lau.
|Lee Rock II|
|Mandarin||Wǔ Yì Tàn Zhǎng Léi Luò Chuán Èr Zhī Fù Zǐ Qíng Chóu|
|Cantonese||Ng2 Yik1 Taam3 Zeong2 Leoi4 Lok6 Zyun2 Ji6 Zi1 Fu6 Zi2 Cing4 Sau4|
|Directed by||Lawrence Ah Mon|
|Produced by||Jimmy Heung|
|Screenplay by||Chan Man-keung|
|Music by||Chow Kung-sing|
|Edited by||Kwong Chi-leung|
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
|10 October 1991|
The film directly continues with Lee Rock, with a few minute recap of the main details of its predecessor.
In 1959, Yau Ma Tei foreign detective Reeve retires, which leads to a competition between Lee Rock and Ngan Tung for the position as Yau Ma Tei's chief detective. Ngan Tung does not hesitate to collude with many of Hong Kong's businessmen and drug dealers in hopes of taking the throne. Lee Rock also refuses to back down and pleases to Commissioner's wife, while the Commissioner also highly regards Lee. Although ultimately Ngan Tung gets the position as the chief detective of Yau Ma Tei, Lee Rock was also promoted as the Chief Chinese Detective, a newly created post, which puts Lee ahead of Ngan. After Lee takes office, he reforms the procedures of each department, gaining support from many businessmen and his momentum appears rises. As contrast to Ngan Tung, who standing plummeted, which makes his hatred toward Lee stronger. Therefore, he got King Crab's henchman to assassinate Lee, which Lee escaped unharmed. To avoid having Lee find out that he was the mastermind behind the assassination, Ngan kills Crab.
During the 1960s, Lee Rock's power is monstrous, not only does he control the entire Hong Kong Police Force's operations, but also actively invests in commercial real estate, entertainment and many other fields. He becomes a major figure with an estimated wealth of HK$500 million.
In 1972 Britain sent Sutcliffe to Hong Kong to be the new Commissioner of Police. He finds the Hong Kong Police Force to be extremely corrupt, making the entire community a big hotbed of crime, and he is determined to actively combat all criminal activities. This makes life difficult for Lee and everyone else. In 1974, the ICAC was established and is committed to combating all forms of corruption, which leads to Lee Rock's idea of early retirement. Lee decides to transfer all of its assets to Canada and migrating there with his family.
In the aspect of his family, Rose's arrival to Hong Kong coincides with the time polygamy was being abolished in Hong Kong. In order to avoid being the third party between Lee and his wife Grace, she chooses to bring their son Bill Lee away, and settled in Australia. Rose works hard to raise Bill, and they come back to Hong Kong after Bill grows up. Bill also became a staff member of the ICAC. Bill learned about his father's crimes, which causes strong hatred towards his father. The conflict between the father and son causes Rose to fall ill and be hospitalized. When Lee Rock learns that Rose is dying, he rushes to the hospital but was being hunted at the same time. It was King Crab's younger brother from Netherlands, who came to avenge his brother when he believed Ngan who told him that Lee killed Crab. Lee suffers from a gunshot wound and witnessed Rose's death at the hospital. The killers also arrived at that time and Lee Rock and his son work together to kill off the killers, which also improves the relationship between the father and son.
In the end, a lot of corruption is still happening in Hong Kong, especially in the police force where various police officers have been arrested by the ICAC and treated by the law; while the wanted Lee Rock enjoys a stable life with his family in Canada.
- Andy Lau as Lee Rock
- Sharla Cheung as Grace Pak
- Aaron Kwok as Bill Lee and Lee Rock's father. Ngan Tung's arresting officer in 1974.
- Ng Man-tat as Lardo
- Chingmy Yau as Rose
- Paul Chun as Ngan Tung
- Charles Heung as Sergeant Lam Kong
- Michael Chan as King Crab
- James Tien as Silverfish
- Victor Hon as Hau
- Louis Roth as Commissioner Alan
- Wong Chi-keung as Detective Yeung
- Peter Chan as Kirin / Fire Dragon
- Jameson Lam as Rock's detective at station
- Cheung Tat-ming as Ng Hak-ping
- Hung Yan-yan as Shrimp Head / Lu
- John Wakefield as Translator for Commissioner Alan
- Dave Lam as Detective Tak
- Wai Ching as Sergeant at meeting
- Wong Siu-ming as Detective with gun at night club
- Danny Chow as One of Shrimp Head's Men
- Ridley Tsui as One of Shrimp Head's Men
- Wong Chi-keung as thug beating molester
- Ho Wing-cheung as thug beating molester
- Michael Dinga as ICAC officer
- Tam Wai-man as molester
- Jim James as police officer
- Lam Foo-wai as thug
- Lau Chi-ming as Shrimp's thug at hospital
- Tsim Siu-ling as Shrimp's thug at hospital
- Huang Kai-sen as Shrimp's thug at hospital
The film grossed HK$23,135,334 during its theatrical run from 10 October to 20 November 1991 in Hong Kong.