Island of Fire (Chinese: 火燒島) is a 1991 Taiwanese action-crime film directed by Chu Yin-Ping. The film is also known in the UK as Island on Fire and in Germany and the United States as The Prisoner. It was shot in Taiwan and the Philippines.
As with both of those earlier films, recent DVD and VHS releases market Island of Fire as a Jackie Chan film, displaying his image on the cover as though he was the lead actor. In fact, Chan only appears in a supporting role, with Tony Leung Ka-Fai as the central character. The film also co-stars Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, and Barry Wong.
After appearing with Chan in Killer Meteors in 1976, the film's producer and co-star, Jimmy Wang Yu, came to Chan's aid when the then young actor sought his help in settling a dispute with veteran director, Lo Wei. Chan repaid the favour by playing roles in Wang's films, which included this film as well as the 1982 film Fantasy Mission Force.
Tony Leung Kar-fai plays a police officer who goes undercover in the pen,...