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martes, 21 de junio de 2011

Shooting around Kowloon Tong 4: Corner 48-6 Fa Po Street / Tat Chee Avenue

Here we go again: I know Frankie Chan's masterpiece Outlaw Brothers has nothing to do with IFD or Filmark productions. Or maybe it has...We can find an All Star Cast gweilohs in this film & all of them were the main starts on Joseph Lai's & Tomas Tang's productions. Even many of them, like Jonathan Isgar, Steve Tartalia, Bruce Fontaine, Mark Houghton & Ken Goodman have more important roles in Outlaw Brothers than in other productions. Even Donald Kong Do, action director & director at Filmark has role in Outlaw Brothers, that why this post is needed to be in this site dedicated to IFD & Filmark.

Some time I go while I was re-watching Outlaw Brothers I recogniced, as it happened in Die Hard, many of the stunts, shots were filmed in Kowloon Tong, a quiet residential place in Hong Kong full of Love Hotels ( no brothels), Schools & even Bruce Lee's former home. Kowloon was a prefect place to shoot inside the city without the noisy & craziness of TST or HK island.

Well, as I said while I was re-watching Outlaw Brothers I noticed a street label in the snapshot below: FA PO STREET a very looooong street surrounded by many other streets with flower names.

Checking the pic we see the Yukari's Car is stopped in a corner that connect Fa Po Street with other road, Tat Chee Avenue. But there are two corners that connect both roads & this part of Kowloon Tong /Yau Yat Chuen, unlike many parts of Kowloon Tong, has changed a lot since 1989 & I needed to find some small details to find out the real location.

And here we are, thanks to Google Earth & Street View tool I have been able to find a similar shot. We don't have Yukari in a red Ferrari but we have a black family van in the same position, & the surroundings has become into tall buildings that don't allow us to enjoy the mountains at the back.

Fa Po street signal that witnessed the shooting of Ourlaw Brothers is still there. The government just added some numbers to it.


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