Knock Off


1h 31m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Marcus Ray lives the good life in Hong Kong working as a sales representative for V SIX Jeans. As the drama and pageantry of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule unfolds, Ray gets wind of a terrifying conspiracy--a Russian Mafia scheme to bring a deadly secret technology--micr

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
John A Hamby
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Hong Kong

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Marcus Ray lives the good life in Hong Kong working as a sales representative for V SIX Jeans. As the drama and pageantry of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule unfolds, Ray gets wind of a terrifying conspiracy--a Russian Mafia scheme to bring a deadly secret technology--microbombs--to the worldwide terrorist black market. Aware of the devastation an act like this might cause, special security police for the handover, Ling Ho and Lieutenant Han, do their best to keep a lid on any potential national disasters. Meanwhile, Karen Leigh, executive vice president of international sales at V SIX Jeans, learns that the jeans are being copied into cheap knock offs. Leigh immediately suspects Ray and his fellow V SIX rep, undercover CIA agent Tommy Hendricks are behind the racket. Leigh, an undercover CIA agent herself, Ray and Hendricks are equally shocked to learn the ugly truth--the microbombs are actually being planted in the bootleg jeans...

Crew

Steven Bain

Foley Artist

Joe Bauer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lam Lai Bing

Caterer

Yuen Bing

Stunt Coordinator

Jenny Block

Other

Yu Song Bong

Other

Joe Bracciale

Adr Editor

Andrew Bray

Adr Editor

Jerome Butler

Dialogue Coach

Jacqueline Carmody

Assistant Editor

Justo D Casscante Iii

Digital Effects Supervisor

Cindy Chan

Production Coordinator

Joe Chan

Director Of Photography

Josephine Chan

Assistant

Josephine Chan

Assistant Director

Kevin Chan

Other

P K Chan

Accountant

Simon Chan

Set Production Assistant

Sy Stephen Chee Fie Lau

Visual Effects

Andy Chen

Cgi Artist

Andy Cheng

Driver

Jackie Cheng

Hair

Jackie Cheng

Costumes

Joel Cheong

Assistant Art Director

Lam Wai Cheong

Visual Effects

Dawn Cheung

Other

Fung Wai Cheung

Electrician

Hui Tak Cheung

Gaffer

Lau Chor Cheung

Grip

Lau Hon Cheung

Special Effects Supervisor

Ng Shing Cheung

Electrician

Stanley Cheung

Visual Effects

Wong Luen Cheung

Grip

Joe Chi

Stunt Coordinator

Joe Chi

Assistant Director

Leung Wing Chi

Set Production Assistant

Li Tse Chi

Grip

Glen Chin

Dialogue Coach

Billy Choi

Special Thanks To

David Choi

Steadicam Operator

Tommy Choi

Driver

Chan Man Chong

Transportation

Rosa Chow

Assistant Costume Designer

Peter Choy

Production Manager

Rico Chu

Assistant Director

Lai Kwok Chuen

Visual Effects

Wang Wai Chuen

Gaffer

Chan Siu Chung

Visual Effects

Jacky Chung

Cgi Artist

Kan Wing Chung

Electrician

Lee Chi Chung

Props

Lo Ming Chung

Driver

Otto Chung

Assistant

So Kam Chung

Electrician

Brian Conlon

Visual Effects

Rick Cortes

Visual Effects

Jeff Dalzeil

Music

Steven E. De Souza

Screenplay

Illana Diamant

Casting

Limor Diamant

Post-Production Supervisor

David Dias

Assistant Editor

Keith Elliott

Rerecording

Ho Ka Fai

Grip

Susan Fairbairn

Assistant Sound Editor

Paula Fairfield

Sound Effects

Hung Hin Fat

Assistant Property Master

Nelson Ferreira

Sound Editor

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects

Matthew Fladell

Production

Eric Fong

Unit Manager Assistant

Lauris Freeman

Casting

Lauris Freeman

Casting Associate

Daniel S Frisch

Production Associate

William Fung

Costume Designer

Raymond Fung Sai-hung

Coproducer

Gay Giano

Special Thanks To

Iraina Gibson

Hair Stylist

Brent Gilmartin

Visual Effects

Varouje Hagopian

Music

John A Hamby

Production Insurance

Wong Chi Hang

Set Production Assistant

Lee Chuen Hau

Grip

Leung Chuen Hay

Set Production Assistant

Daniel Hechter

Special Thanks To

Craig Henighan

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Hinton

Color Timer

Perry Ho

Dolly Grip

Tse Ka Ho

Best Boy

Lee See Hok

Driver

Lau Wai Hong

Grip

Leung Wing Hong

Set Production Assistant

Leung Wing Hong

Other

Jo Jo Hui

Casting Director

Marco Hui

Driver

Samuel Hui

Song

Chow Shui Hung

Electrician

Chow Sui Hung

Other

Leung Wai Hung

Props

Wong Po Hung

Set Production Assistant

Toby Hung Hing Cheong

Cgi Artist

Martin Hunter

Editing

Mark Intravartolo

Visual Effects

Petra Jorgensen

Script Supervisor

Gary Justice

Song

Chu Chung Kei

Visual Effects

Ho Hung Kei

Set Production Assistant

Cheung Siu Keung

Set Production Assistant

Wu Wai Keung

Props

Chan Chi Kiat

Props

James Kiat

Assistant Director

Ho Ka Kin

Visual Effects

Lai Cho Kin

Visual Effects

Ng Hung Kin

Electrician

Yan Chi Kin

Props

Choi Ka Kit

Unit Manager Assistant

Lee Chi Kit

Stunt Coordinator

Darcey Kite

Adr

Fung Wai Kok

Grip

Andy Koyama

Rerecording

Kamel Krifa

Consultant

Tsui Po Kun

Props

Alex Kuzelicki

Stunt Man

Mabel Kwan

Costume Designer

Wu Wai Kwan

Driver

Chan Chi Kwok

Props

Raymond Kwok

Assistant Art Director

Rachel Kwong

Hair Stylist

Vivian Lai

Assistant Production Accountant

Angie Lam

Assistant Editor

Cheung Fu Lam

Props

Li Wai Lam

Stunts

Raymond Lam

Steadicam Operator

Sharon Lam

Assistant Director

Oli Laperal Jr.

Production Supervisor

Caroly Larsson

Song

Arthur Lau

Special Effects Assistant

Lau Wai Lau

Grip

Marvin Lawrence

Post-Production Supervisor

Brenda Lee

Production Assistant

Fanny Lee

Continuity

Gabe Lee

Song

Gigo Lee

Director Of Photography

Chong Chi Leung

Other

Hung Wai Leung

Electrician

James Leung

Production Designer

Lee Wai Leung

Stunts

Ng Kwok Leung

Electrician

Norman Leung

Assistant Art Director

Tsang Kin Leung

Stunts

Priscilla Li

Costumes

Rosa Librizzi

Makeup

Lemon Liu

Assistant Director

Sylvia Liu

Assistant Director

Mario Lo

Assistant

Bill Lui

Production Designer

Ben Luk

Costume Designer

Ho Pai Lung

Grip

Law Hong Lung

Electrician

Lee Kwun Lung

Property Master

Janet Ma

Other

Ron Mael

Music

Russell Mael

Music

Lee Yeun Man

Props

Leung Lok Man

Assistant Art Director

Elizabeth Manning

Assistant Editor

Cheung Kim Ming

Location Assistant

Cheung Siu Ming

Props

Chong Lip Ming

Electrician

Fook Kim Ming

Other

Lai Sze Ming

Set Production Assistant

Lam Hark Ming

Assistant Director

Leung Man Ming

Props

Lin Siu Ming

Electrician

Yuen Tak Ming

Grip

Alex Mok

Assistant Art Director

Fandy Mok

Other

Richard G Murphy

Associate Producer

Kwan Lee Na

Makeup Artist

Alex Naggar

Assistant Sound Editor

Terry Natsume

Consultant

Peter Nelson

Associate Producer

Kim Neunuebel

Production Coordinator

Lisa Ng

Assistant

Matt Olivo

Cgi Artist

Jarvis Pang

Production Assistant

Pan Pang

Assistant Costume Designer

James Portolese

Production Coordinator

Scott Purdy

Rerecording

Brian Reeves

Other

Michel Rene

Special Thanks To

Kim Robinson

Special Thanks To

Kim Robinson

Hair Stylist

Stephen Roque

Sound Effects Editor

Annellie Samuel

Editing

Lorraine Samuel

Assistant Editor

Lee Michael Searles

Assistant Editor

Ziad Seirafi

Visual Effects Supervisor

Todd Senofonte

Stunt Man

Tsang Ping Shan

Props

Ray Shantz

Visual Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
John A Hamby
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Hong Kong

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Articles

Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003


Leslie Cheung, the Chinese singer and actor who won international acclaim for his role as a homosexual opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated Farewell My Concubine (1993), died after leaping from a hotel in Hong Kong on April 1. He was 46.

Cheung was born on September 12, 1956 in Hong Kong, the youngest of ten children. He was fascinated by cinema from an early age (his father was the tailor to screen legend William Holden) and following graduation from secondary school, he studied drama at Leeds University in Great Britain. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he entered in the 1976 ATV Asian Music Contest, and took second prize. Cheung used this opportunity to cultivate his first taste of stardom as one of Asia's most popular singers and a celebrity to Chinese-speaking people around the world.

His high profile in pop music led to some film work, which at first was light, teen fare. The turning point came when John Woo cast him as the rookie cop opposite Chow Yun-fat in the wildly popular Hong Kong action flick A Better Tomorrow (1986). The film's success allowed Cheung to expand his film range and his next role was as an opium-smoking playboy in Stanley Kwan's Rouge (1987), a romantic ghost story that fluctuated between the Hong Kong of the '30s and the '80s. That film helped Cheung present his versatility as a romantic leading man as well as his skill at action sequences.

The '90s saw Cheung steadily improve as an actor with some varied roles: a cunning jewel thief in John Woo's slick suspense drama, Once a Thief (1990); a suave villain in Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild (1991); and his extraordinary star turn as the gay, female-impersonating Chinese opera singer Cheng Dieyi in Chen Kaige's brilliant historical drama Farewell My Concubine (1993). His portrayal of Cheng, who experiences bitterness and regret throughout his life, and is driven to suicide by a failed love affair, was one of great sensitivity, and an incandescent charisma that few knew he possessed. The film won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and rightly earned Cheung international acclaim.

Cheung continued to tackle interesting parts after the success of Concubine: a depraved opium addict in another stylish film by Chen Kaige, Temptress Moon (1996); a gutsy performance as the vituperative Ho Po-wing, one of a pair of gay Chinese lovers on holiday in Buenos Aires in Wong Kar-Wai's sexually explicit Happy Together (1997); and most recently, a man possessed by a dead girlfriend who tries to lure him into jumping to his death (another eerie parallel to his own suicide) in Chi-Leung Law's horror film Inner Senses (2002), which earned him a best actor at this last Sunday's Hong Kong Film Awards. He is survived by numerous family members.

by Michael T. Toole
Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003

Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003

Leslie Cheung, the Chinese singer and actor who won international acclaim for his role as a homosexual opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated Farewell My Concubine (1993), died after leaping from a hotel in Hong Kong on April 1. He was 46. Cheung was born on September 12, 1956 in Hong Kong, the youngest of ten children. He was fascinated by cinema from an early age (his father was the tailor to screen legend William Holden) and following graduation from secondary school, he studied drama at Leeds University in Great Britain. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he entered in the 1976 ATV Asian Music Contest, and took second prize. Cheung used this opportunity to cultivate his first taste of stardom as one of Asia's most popular singers and a celebrity to Chinese-speaking people around the world. His high profile in pop music led to some film work, which at first was light, teen fare. The turning point came when John Woo cast him as the rookie cop opposite Chow Yun-fat in the wildly popular Hong Kong action flick A Better Tomorrow (1986). The film's success allowed Cheung to expand his film range and his next role was as an opium-smoking playboy in Stanley Kwan's Rouge (1987), a romantic ghost story that fluctuated between the Hong Kong of the '30s and the '80s. That film helped Cheung present his versatility as a romantic leading man as well as his skill at action sequences. The '90s saw Cheung steadily improve as an actor with some varied roles: a cunning jewel thief in John Woo's slick suspense drama, Once a Thief (1990); a suave villain in Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild (1991); and his extraordinary star turn as the gay, female-impersonating Chinese opera singer Cheng Dieyi in Chen Kaige's brilliant historical drama Farewell My Concubine (1993). His portrayal of Cheng, who experiences bitterness and regret throughout his life, and is driven to suicide by a failed love affair, was one of great sensitivity, and an incandescent charisma that few knew he possessed. The film won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and rightly earned Cheung international acclaim. Cheung continued to tackle interesting parts after the success of Concubine: a depraved opium addict in another stylish film by Chen Kaige, Temptress Moon (1996); a gutsy performance as the vituperative Ho Po-wing, one of a pair of gay Chinese lovers on holiday in Buenos Aires in Wong Kar-Wai's sexually explicit Happy Together (1997); and most recently, a man possessed by a dead girlfriend who tries to lure him into jumping to his death (another eerie parallel to his own suicide) in Chi-Leung Law's horror film Inner Senses (2002), which earned him a best actor at this last Sunday's Hong Kong Film Awards. He is survived by numerous family members. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1998

Released in United States on Video December 29, 1998

Began shooting May 23, 1997.

Completed shooting August 7, 1997.

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1998

Released in United States on Video December 29, 1998