Action film maestro John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2, Windtalkers) directs this lightning-paced caper of stolen art and broken hearts starring Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Over-the-top action sequences and mind blowing gunplay get mixed with comedy and romance in this thrilling crowd pleaser. Joe (Chow), Jim (Leslie Cheung, Happy Together) and Cherie (Cherie Cheung) have been partners in crime ever since their childhoods spent on the streets stealing to survive. Now world-class art thieves, their relationships and lives are put on the line when they agree to one last mission; steal a multi-million dollar painting for a mysterious client who's bent on revenge.

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Once a Thief (1991)

Action/Comedy/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 43m

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Action film maestro John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2, Windtalkers) directs this lightning-paced caper of stolen art and broken hearts starring Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Over-the-top action sequences and mind blowing gunplay get mixed with comedy and romance in this thrilling crowd pleaser. Joe (Chow), Jim (Leslie Cheung, Happy Together) and Cherie (Cherie Cheung) have been partners in crime ever since their childhoods spent on the streets stealing to survive. Now world-class art thieves, their relationships and lives are put on the line when they agree to one last mission; steal a multi-million dollar painting for a mysterious client who's bent on revenge.

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Cast
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Yun-Fat Chow

Red Bean Pudding (Joe) (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Leslie Cheung

James (Jim)
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Cherie Chung

Red Bean (Cherie)
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Kong Chu

Chu / Godfather
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Kenneth Tsang

Chow / Dad
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Fung Woo

(as Fung Wu)
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Leila Tong

Red Bean
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Declan Wong

Magician Henchman
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John Woo

Stanley Wu (uncredited)
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David Wu

Auctioneer (uncredited)
Crew
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John Woo

Writer
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John Woo

Director
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Clifton Ko

Writer
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Janet Chun

Writer
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Once a Thief

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/22/2003

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