Bong (Donnie Yen) is a highly respected hardline cop with a long history of success on dangerous cases. However, his past unexpectedly comes back to haunt him when a sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by Ngo (Nicholas Tse), his former protégé, a talented former officer who had once respected and admired Bong. However, a terrible mistake three years prior landed him in prison, quickly turning the once rising star into a furious man with a grudge, and the will to destroy everyone who had wronged him–including his former mentor.
The late Hong Kong filmmaker Benny Chan was working on RAGING FIRE in 2019 when he was diagnosed with cancer; it’s dedicated to his memory, and it shows the writer-director going out the way he came in, helming an action movie with a high body count and enough moral ambiguity to satisfy your craving for a pulpy cop thriller.
“The familiar story of an honest cop colliding with a former colleague-turned criminal is raised several notches above the ordinary by intricate plot details, a high quota of outstanding set-pieces and excellent performances… “ (Variety)
“An action-packed cop drama starring one of the best to ever kick ass and take names on screen, Donnie Yen.” (Film Inquiry)
“Aided by the star magnetism of Yen and Tse and back in his element on the colorful streets of Hong Kong, Chan goes out with both guns blazing.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
Monday, September 13
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
RAGING FIRE (Benny Chan, 2021 / 128 mins / 18A / Cantonese with English subs) Shan is a highly respected cop with a long history of success in dangerous cases, however, his past soon comes back to haunt him when his former protégé seeks revenge against all those who have wronged him.