Prison on Fire - Preacher
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Yip Wai Ying.


Utilizing the same three prison sets used in TROUBLESOME NIGHT 17 (a cafeteria that doubles as a visiting room, solitary cells, and a group cell), B&S CREATIVE FILM WORKS whips off another shot on video cheapie leaning on the PRISON ON FIRE name for credibility. This time around it's the story of a Triad boss (Michael Tao), who kills another boss but then saves a pregnant woman from one of his men. Stopping for that act of kindness lets the police catch up to him and he gets life in prison. Once there, he hangs out with gangster Shing Fui-On and prison guard Lee Siu Key, until pretty soon he starts thumping a bible around, and trying to convince his son to follow a different path. Though Michael Tao is a fine actor, the story is pretty boring and uneventful.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on July 06, 2004.


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