Director: Johnny Mak
Cast: Lam Wai, Wong Kin, Kong Lung, Shum Wai
Production Year: 1984
Duration: 106 mins
Award(s): 1984 Golden Horse Awards - Best Director : Johnny Mak
1984 Golden Horse Awards - Best Film Editing
1985 HK Film Awards - Best Film Editor
1985 HK Film Awards - Best Supporting Actor : Wai Shum
Marking Johnny Mak’s directorial debut, Long Arm of the Law portrays a violent and cynical look at the cruelty, pitilessness and greed of human nature.
Lam Wai plays Tung, the leader of a gang of former soldiers living on the edge of poverty in Mainland China. Desperate to change their situation, they hatch a daring plot to cross the border into Hong Kong to rob a jewelry store, and return to China to live off their spoils. However, their dreams of easy riches falter when a series of misfortunate events befall the gang upon their arrival in Hong Kong, finding them pursued by enemies on both sides of the law.