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PTU (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  17 April 2003 (Hong Kong)
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Maggie Siu ...
Kat (as Maggie Shiu)
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Sergeant Lo Sa (as Lam Suet)
Ruby Wong ...
Inspector Leigh Cheng
Ho-Yin Wong ...
Supervisor Wong (as Raymond Wong)
Eddy Ko ...
Eye Ball (as Ko Hung)
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Bald Head (as Loi Hoi Pang)
Jerome Fung ...
Sergeant Fung
Frank Michael Liu ...
Triad (as Frank Liu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pou-Soi Cheang ...
Undercover cop
Chi Ping Cheung ...
Insp. Chan's subordinate
Kenneth Cheung ...
PTU Orderly
Chi-Shing Chiu ...
Ponnytail
Roderick Lam ...
Mike's team member
Ching Ting Law ...
Robber in final shootout
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

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Into the Perilous Night...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 April 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

PTU: Police Tactical Unit  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$156,712 (Hong Kong) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$362,671 (Hong Kong) (2 May 2003)
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Into the perilous night
30 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is quite possibly one of my most favorite films ever. Johnnie To returns to the crime genre with a bang. Literally. Known for his "The Mission", Johnnie To takes us into the perilous night and folds us into his dark and rich world.

The story follows a band of police tactical units, who keep order in the streets of Hong Kong during the night. Lam Suet plays anti-crime detective officer Lo, a cop who's night is about to go upside down. He gets beaten up by your regular triad gang, and he wakes up to find his gun is missing. Risking his job and lives, he must find his gun before it does any damage. He gets help from Mike (Simon Yam) and his party, the PTU, to search for his gun until dawn. The characters themselves are not quite developed. However, these characters need no words or development when it comes to this film. Much like, "The Mission", development is not needed to express themselves throughout the film. The characters are simple enough for anybody to understand. The film's music is also really well done and fits the mood of "PTU" very well.

The effects used throughout the film are highly impressive. Johnnie To places us in some kind of magical world, painting Hong Kong in darkness and plays around in it like some kind of playground. The light on dark shots are very well done to say the least. Fans of the "Silent Hill" video games for example I think will definitely enjoy the scenery of the film.

Highly recommend this film to you. If you haven't seen any Johnnie To film yet, this would be a good place to start. If you liked this, chances are you'll also like his "The Mission" film as well.


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