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TIME AND TIDE
USA: Columbia Tristar
Cast: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui, Anthony Wong, Couto Remotigue Jr
Director: Tsui Hark
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese / English / Mandarin
USA: 113 mins
USA Rated: R
USA Release Date: 11 May 2001 (Limited Release - New York)
USA Release Date: 4 May 2001 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
Hong Kong, present day. A streetwise young man called Tyler (Nicholas Tse) becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. He soon befriends a once disillusioned mercenary Jack (Wu Bai), who is determined to begin life anew with the woman he just married, his pregnant wife Hui (Candy Lo). Although the two men find themselves working together to foil an assassination attempt, their partnership is short-lived: gradually and through uncontrollable circumstances, they will unknowingly be propelled toward opposite sides of a deadly confrontation.
So it is that Tsui Hark's action-packed TIME AND TIDE unfolds. The thriller marks Tsui's triumphant return to Hong Kong's unique brand of high-octane filmmaking - a genre that he helped define with such films as PEKING OPERA BLUES and A CHINESE GHOST STORY. Produced by Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Sony Pictures Entertainment's Asian production entity, TIME AND TIDE brings together one of the world's most renowned directors, the hottest young star in Hong Kong music and film, and a rock 'n' roll icon from Taiwan.