History Film / RomeoMustDie

23rd Mar '16 5:52:30 PM YT45
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An African American gang, headed by Isaak O'Day (Delroy Lindo), and a [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese gang]], headed by Chu Sing (Henry O) are [[MobWar at war]] on the streets of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco over waterfront property rights. This rivalry culminates in the death of Po Sing, Chu's son, by an unknown assailant. In Hong Kong, Po's brother/Chu's other son Han Sing (Li), learns of Po's death, and promptly busts out of prison and heads to San Francisco to avenge him. Trish O'Day (Aaliyah) is the daughter of Isaak who does not want anything to do with her family's mob activities. Han meets with her and she ends up assisting him in trying to find his brother's killer. A romance also burgeons between them. Isaak has since decided to go legitimate for the sake of his children and become the part-owner of a stadium that will be built on the waterfront. The owners of waterfront properties who refuse to sell are being murdered, but by who? And are they the same persons that murdered Po?

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An African American gang, gang in Oakland, headed by Isaak O'Day (Delroy Lindo), and a [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese gang]], gang]] out of Chinatown, headed by Chu Sing (Henry O) are [[MobWar at war]] on the streets of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco over Bay-Area waterfront property rights. This rivalry culminates in the death of Po Sing, Chu's son, by an unknown assailant. In Hong Kong, Po's brother/Chu's other son Han Sing (Li), learns of Po's death, and promptly busts out of prison and heads to San Francisco to avenge him. Trish O'Day (Aaliyah) is the daughter of Isaak who does not want anything to do with her family's mob activities. Han meets with her and she ends up assisting him in trying to find his brother's killer. A romance also burgeons between them. Isaak has since decided to go legitimate for the sake of his children and become the part-owner of a stadium that will be built on the waterfront. The owners of waterfront properties who refuse to sell are being murdered, but by who? And are they the same persons that murdered Po?
23rd Jan '16 9:13:30 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Kai to Chu.]]
5th Dec '15 12:08:55 PM erforce
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The film is regarded as Jet Li's breakout role in Hollywood (though he had formerly played the villain in ''LethalWeapon4''.) It was also Aaliyah's first film and, due to her untimely death the following year, considered the best of her limited filmography.

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The film is regarded as Jet Li's breakout role in Hollywood (though he had formerly played the villain in ''LethalWeapon4''.''Film/LethalWeapon4''.) It was also Aaliyah's first film and, due to her untimely death the following year, considered the best of her limited filmography.
15th Nov '15 4:24:20 PM TheWanderer
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* JustAGangster: Mac has this attitude, and when Isaak reveals his plans for going legit, Mac wants nothing to do with it and turns on Isaak for good.
-->'''Mac:''' I've had enough of this legit shit. ... You lost your mind when you thought this white boy was going to let you have a piece of that game. You want a damned owner's box? I just want to own the streets.
-->'''Isaak:''' That's always been your problem.
15th Nov '15 2:30:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** It was played up as a romance initially, with the leads sharing a kiss or two, but it supposedly didn't go over well with prescreen audiences.
*** Apparently many of Jet Li's Asian fans were not too fond of seeing him being intimate with a black/non-Asian woman. Although another rumored reason for the lack of romance between Han and Trish was the age difference between the two actors (Aaliyah was about 19 or 20 at the time of filming and Jet Li was already in his mid-30's.)
3rd Jul '15 6:41:13 AM Bissek
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* RealEstateScam: The various gangs are trying to drive people out of a community so they can buy up the land and sell it to the NFL to build a new stadium on. Isaak wanted to take it one step further and get partial ownership of the team instead of money, which would get him a long-term source of entirely legal income rather than a large one-time payoff. Unfortunately, his lieutenant decided he would rather have the money now.
3rd Jul '15 6:35:46 AM Bissek
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* SpotTheThread: Trish explains away Han's presence in her home to Maurice by claiming he's a delivery guy. Then as Maurice is leaving, he notices that Trish was cooking. If Han is a delivery guy, why is there no delivery food?
23rd May '15 3:57:42 PM Bissek
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* LoopholeAbuse: Han gets repeated pounded in football, as it's him against a whole team, and he doesn't even know the rules. Then he gets told that it's legal to hit the man who has the ball. So he repeatedly passes the ball to members of the other team, beats them up, and then reclaims the ball.
26th Apr '15 1:00:47 PM pikapika217
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The film is regarded as Jet Li's breakout role in Hollywood (though he had formerly played the villain in ''LethalWeapon4''.) It was Aaliyah's first film and, due to her grossly untimely death the following year, her only good one.

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The film is regarded as Jet Li's breakout role in Hollywood (though he had formerly played the villain in ''LethalWeapon4''.) It was also Aaliyah's first film and, due to her grossly untimely death the following year, considered the best of her only good one.
limited filmography.
15th Apr '15 9:24:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* BattleAmongstTheFlames / DuelToTheDeath: A final battle occurs between Han and Po's murderer [[spoiler:Kai]] in a RingOfFire. This scene would be repeated in ''[[Cradle2TheGrave Cradle 2 the Grave]]'', by the same director and also starring Jet Li.

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* BattleAmongstTheFlames / DuelToTheDeath: A final battle occurs between Han and Po's murderer [[spoiler:Kai]] in a RingOfFire. This scene would be repeated in ''[[Cradle2TheGrave Cradle 2 the Grave]]'', ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'', by the same director and also starring Jet Li.
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