TI LUNG = NICK NOLTE = GERARD DEPARDIEU = ALAIN DELON
This is the Hong Kong VHS front cover of Wong Chung's "
Run, Don't Walk 老虎出監" (Theatrical Hong Kong release: August 1989) starring
Ti Lung and
It's a Hong Kong remake/rip-off of
Francis Veber's action comedy "
Three Fugitives" (1989) starring
Martin Short, released in America 8 months earlier...
...which is already a U.S. remake of Francis Veber own French movie, "
Les Fugitifs" (1986) starring
Gérard Depardieu and
Just out of prison, a former robber (Ti Lung/Nolte/Depardieu) is kidnapped by an inexperienced bank robber(Richard Ng/Martin Short/Pierre Richard)
who needs money to cure his cute daughter who hasn’t spoken since her mother died... (Check out Brian Thibodeau review on
Original photo from Ti Lung personal collection###I interviewed Ti Lung back in 2003, and mentionned this movie and he had absolutely no idea that it was a remake of a French movie and that he was playing Depardieu's character... We spoke mostly in English during the interview but Ti Lung also spoke French a little. Also, he told me that his name was inspired by French actor Alain Delon (In Mandarin "Dí Lóng" and "Delon" sound the same).
Alain Delon in René Clément's "Plein Soleil / Purple Noon" (1960)