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* GroinAttack: A rare female example - a fist full of chopsticks. Ouch!

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A rare female example - a fist full of chopsticks. Ouch!Ouch!
** A straighter male example during the prison beatdown scene, when Cheng Boon, the lead prisoner, attacks Wong by grabbing his crotch.


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* PottyFailure: During the family massacre, the eldest daughter tries getting away from the carnage and ends up hiding under a table while watching Wong slaughter her entire family. The poor girl wets herself onscreen moments before Wong kills her too.


A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 directed by Herman Yau and produced by Danny Lee (of ''Film/TheKiller'' fame), starring Creator/DannyLee and Creator/AnthonyWong, and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]].

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A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 directed by Herman Yau and produced by Danny Lee Creator/DannyLee (of ''Film/TheKiller'' fame), starring Creator/DannyLee and Creator/AnthonyWong, and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]].


A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 directed by Herman Yau and produced by Danny Lee (of ''Film/TheKiller'' fame), starring Danny Lee and Anthony Wong, and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]].

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A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 directed by Herman Yau and produced by Danny Lee (of ''Film/TheKiller'' fame), starring Danny Lee Creator/DannyLee and Anthony Wong, Creator/AnthonyWong, and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]].


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The trailer, box cover, and the opening scrawl all claim it was based on true events. The film is based on the RealLife Eight Immortals Restaurant murders. Huang Zhiheng (not Wong Chi Hang) really did murder a family of ten and run their restaurant afterward, and he really did kill a man in Hong Kong before coming to Macau, but there is no evidence that he cannibalized the victims afterward or put their bodies in pork buns, nor did he kill anyone after the massacre of the Zheng family.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The trailer, box cover, and the opening scrawl all claim it was based on true events. The film is based on the RealLife Eight Immortals Restaurant murders. Huang Zhiheng (not (alternative romanization of Wong Chi Hang) really did murder a family of ten and run their restaurant afterward, and he really did kill a man in Hong Kong before coming to Macau, but there is no evidence that he cannibalized the victims afterward or put their bodies in pork buns, nor did he kill anyone after the massacre of the Zheng family.

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* HateSink: Wong Chi-hang is a fugitive working at a pork bun restaurant while in hiding. When his boss catches him cheating a mahjong, Wong massacres his entire family and takes the restaurant for himself, disposing of the bodies by making them into pork buns. When one of his employees considers telling him what happened, he rapes her to death with chopsticks. After being arrested, he tries to weasel his way out of trouble by crying police brutality to the press.


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The trailer, box cover, and the opening scrawl all claim it was based on true events.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The trailer, box cover, and the opening scrawl all claim it was based on true events. The film is based on the RealLife Eight Immortals Restaurant murders. Huang Zhiheng (not Wong Chi Hang) really did murder a family of ten and run their restaurant afterward, and he really did kill a man in Hong Kong before coming to Macau, but there is no evidence that he cannibalized the victims afterward or put their bodies in pork buns, nor did he kill anyone after the massacre of the Zheng family.

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* NominalHero: The cops. Most of them (Except for maybe Inspector Lee) seem to be disinterested in justice and are more concerned with [[PunchClockHero finishing work early]] than anything else and pursue Wong merely because their boss tells them to. They're also incredibly violent and torture Wong in increasingly inhumane ways. Despite their laziness and unethical methods however, [[EveryoneHasStandards they are genuinely disgusted with Wong's brutality and sadism.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: Inspector Lee and the other cops. Though they are [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroes]] at best and [[NominalHero Nominal Heroes]] at worst.

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* TheSociopath: Wong Chi-Hang, who fled China to escape charges of burning a man alive, killed his boss and his entire family to get his restaurant, and kills anybody who upsets him to make them into meat buns.



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A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]]. A severed hand washes up on a beach in Macau. The local cops investigate, eventually leading to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which is run by the polite and nerdy Wong Chi Hang. Mr. Wong cannot provide proof of ownership for the restaurant, which has a really high turnover rate in employees who always seem to leave abruptly. The police soon find that the restaurant once belonged to a family who was nowhere to be found. The cops know something isn't right but they don't have proof of anything. Eventually, they resort to extreme methods to force a confession from Mr. Wong.

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A nasty, CultClassic UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 directed by Herman Yau and produced by Danny Lee (of ''Film/TheKiller'' fame), starring Danny Lee and Anthony Wong, and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]]. events]].

A severed hand washes up on a beach in Macau. The local cops cops, led by Inspector Lee (Danny Lee), investigate, eventually leading to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which is run by the polite and nerdy Wong Chi Hang.Hang (Anthony Wong). Mr. Wong cannot provide proof of ownership for the restaurant, which has a really high turnover rate in employees who always seem to leave abruptly. The police soon find that the restaurant once belonged to a family who was nowhere to be found. The cops know something isn't right but they don't have proof of anything. Eventually, they resort to extreme methods to force a confession from Mr. Wong.


* AssholeVictim: Wong suffers ALOT in the second half of the film, but no one can say it wasn't well-deserved...

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* AssholeVictim: Wong suffers ALOT A LOT in the second half of the film, but no one can say it wasn't well-deserved...



* BigBad: Wong Chi-hand, a SerialKiller who [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies makes his victims into pork buns]].

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* BigBad: Wong Chi-hand, Chi-Hang, a SerialKiller who [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies makes turns his victims into pork buns]].buns]] and feeds them to his customers.



* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies

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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPiesTheSecretOfLongPorkPies: Wong gets rid of his victims by turning them into pork buns that he feeds to his customers. Really, this guy is a Hong Kong Sweeney Todd.


A nasty, CultClassic HongKong movie from 1993 [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]]. A severed hand washes up on a beach in Macau. The local cops investigate, eventually leading to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which is run by the polite and nerdy Wong Chi Hang. Mr. Wong cannot provide proof of ownership for the restaurant, which has a really high turnover rate in employees who always seem to leave abruptly. The police soon find that the restaurant once belonged to a family who was nowhere to be found. The cops know something isn't right but they don't have proof of anything. Eventually, they resort to extreme methods to force a confession from Mr. Wong.

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A nasty, CultClassic HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong movie from 1993 [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory supposedly based on true events]]. A severed hand washes up on a beach in Macau. The local cops investigate, eventually leading to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which is run by the polite and nerdy Wong Chi Hang. Mr. Wong cannot provide proof of ownership for the restaurant, which has a really high turnover rate in employees who always seem to leave abruptly. The police soon find that the restaurant once belonged to a family who was nowhere to be found. The cops know something isn't right but they don't have proof of anything. Eventually, they resort to extreme methods to force a confession from Mr. Wong.

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* BigBad: Wong Chi-hand, a SerialKiller who [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies makes his victims into pork buns]].

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