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Release Date:
1 March 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Eric Tsang ... Yum King Tin

Daniel Wu ... Mike
Suki Kwan ... Pauline
Shu Tong Wong ... Yiu
Chi Hung Ng ... Nam
Suet Lam ... Ho
Tony Ho ... Chick
Anya ... Gee
Chi Fai Chan ... Nathan
Fung Kwok ... Ji
Chi Yeung Wong ... Benny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mo-Chan Chik

Directed by
Marco Mak 
Produced by
Bowie Lau .... associate producer
Ka Hee Wong .... associate producer (as Lawrence Wong)
Original Music by
Kin Law  (as Lincoln Lo)
Cinematography by
Tony Miu 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
Marco Mak 
Art Direction by
Che Kiu Lam  (as Eric Lam)
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Makeup Department
Eric Cheung .... hair stylist
Vincci Woo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sze Ting Chan .... unit production manager
Irene Kong .... production manager
Kannex Wong .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai Hung Chan .... assistant director (as Chan Wai Hung)
Irene Tang .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lung Wah Hui .... prop coordinator
Sound Department
Po Wing Ho .... assistant sound recordist
Cheung Ping Keung .... dubbing coordinator
Jamas Tse .... location sound recorder
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound effects (as Ng Kwok Wah)
Special Effects by
Shui Tin Chi .... special effects (as Chi Shui Tin)
Kai-Tong Chan .... car stunts
Yuk-Sing Ma .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mak Kwok Kay .... gaffer
Mak hoi Man .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yun Mei Man .... wardrobe coordinator (as Man Yun Mei)
Other crew
Siu Yuk Fong .... catering
Jerry Keung .... production assistant
Yuk-Sing Ma .... martial arts director (as Ma Yu Sing)
Chee Wai Man .... continuity
Chi Hung Ng .... consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ji fat faan fat" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Know the Law, Break the Law" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
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USA:89 min | Hong Kong:102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

[after Mike become a well-known gangster]
Chung:Mike you... you've changed a lot.
Mike:Right. I've grown two inches taller.
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A mobster movie without a hard punch..., 2 March 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Being a big fan of Asian cinema, and with a preference for the Hong Kong scene, it is always nice to fall upon something that I haven't seen before. Hong Kong is known for its mobster action movies, however "Cop on a Mission" ("Ji fat faan fat") just didn't really stand out there, looming in the shadows of movies such as "Infernal Affairs" and many of the John Woo movies. And for a mobster movie, then "Cop on a Mission" turned out to be rather tame, as it was more focused on the intricate affairs within the gang as it was on the action towards rivaling gangs and such.

Even with boasting two big names as Daniel Wu and Eric Tsang on the billing list, "Cop on a Mission" just didn't make the cut. It turned out to be a rather mundane and anti-climatic movie. The best part of the movie was actually the ending, which I will not spoil here. Personally, I enjoyed the performance of Eric Tsang more than that of Daniel Wu. There is just something dynamic and charismatic about Eric Tsang and his diversity in his acting.

The story in "Cop on a Mission" just doesn't really shift out of a neutral gear, and just trots along at a fairly average pace, which sort of is a shame, because the movie did have potential. Plus the way that the story evolves and turns out is just a tad to much, because it just doesn't really seem all that plausible.

For true fans of the Hong Kong movie scene, there will be some enjoyment to be found here, but be warned that there are far, far better Hong Kong movies available. And I suppose this is more in the likes of a movie for fans of Daniel Wu and Eric Tsang.

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