Once A Thief (1991)
The story of the movie Once a Thief is three orphans (Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung) and their two father figures (Kenneth Tsang and Paul Chu). They are taken in by both a wealthy crime boss (Tsang) which leads to their close friendship, and a kind police officer (Chu). Nevertheless, the trio grows up learning high-tech methods of theft and specialize in stealing treasured paintings.
After a heist in France goes awry, Chow’s character is thought to be dead and Leslie takes Chow’s place as Cherie’s lover. However, Chow returns in a wheelchair and the group begins planning their next heist for themselves, fall out of favor with Tsang, and various complications and gun battles ensue.
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing, Cherie Chung Chor-Hung, Paul Chu Kong, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Wu Feng, John Tang Yat-Kwan, Leila Tong Ling.
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