Miles Ma (Michael Wong), Chief Inspector of Crime Two division at Mong Kok Police Precinct has been tasked with bringing down the local Triad's VCD pirating operation. Struggling with the death of his wife, he submerges himself in his work and distances himself from new love Janis (Cecilia Yip). During a routine raid on the VCD distribution outlet Miles finds Heroin piggy backed with the VCD shipments triggering a full scale battle with the Triad boss Kwok (Ching Siu Leung). Miles soon finds himself arrested by Dicky (Simon Lui) for rape and discovers he is set-up by his old friend and colleague CK (Moses Chan) who is secretly working with Kwok. Janis works fervently to prove Miles' innocence and in the process their relationship undergoes great challenge. Through love, denial, deceit, and struggle, Miles discovers that he is miles apart from where he should be in his life and decides to exact revenge to prove his innocence and regain what is rightfully his. Written by
We watched the DVD with English subtitles. Michael Wong was really good. Somewhere in the character of an Hong Kong Michael Douglas or Chow Yun Fat. The story was a bit too simple for my spoiled American taste. But Michael was sympathetic and easy to watch, understated and human. CK, Janis, and other leads were well cast. Editorially, the story should have been FASTER! - should have been 90 minutes but a sharp editor could have nailed it at 85. The filmed image, DVD resolution, and cinematography were all good. Music bed was at times right on, other times lost in the mix. Action, camera placement, locations were all respectable for a 1.2mil cop thriller shot on the streets of Hong Kong. But there was a kind of friendly TV, clean looking, soft spoken quality to the script and performances- I wish it had been grittier, harsher or tougher.
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