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The Missing Gun -- While searching for his missing gun, a small-town cop learns that his ex-girlfriend has been shot and killed...and the bullet appears to have been fired from his gun.
The Missing Gun -- Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.

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31 October 2002 (Australia) See more »
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Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Wonderful alternative to Hong Kong action flicks See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Wen Jiang ... Ma Shan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Huang Fan ... Ma Juan (as Huang Fan)

Shi Liang ... Zhou Xiao Gang
Xiaoning Liu
Jing Ning ... Li Xiao-meng
Yujuan Wu ... Han Xiaoyun
Wei Xiaoping
Pan Yong

Directed by
Chuan Lu 
 
Writing credits
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Chuan Lu 

Produced by
Biao Cao .... producer
Yang Du .... executive producer
Wen Jiang .... producer
Dong-ming Shi .... executive producer
Gang Tong .... executive producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Buting Yang .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Zhengyu Xie 
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jianhua Liu .... costumer
 
Other crew
Peggy Lee .... production controller
 

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Also Known As:
"Xun qiang" - China (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language
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90 min
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China's first film to be digitally projected in a Chinese cinema.See more »
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Referenced in Pirated Copy (2004)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful alternative to Hong Kong action flicks, 12 August 2005
Author: eebmtl from Montreal

Don't look for HK type action, this is a close look at a different culture through one man's eyes.

The man in question is a Chinese police officer who has, through drunken carelessness, lost his gun, an unpardonable offense.

A carefully structured and paced film, not without some amusing moments, but for the most part a whodunnit more than anything else.

The camera work is brilliant, some of the sequences are fantastic, in fact I wonder if anyone can tell me if they have ever seen the opening technique use anywhere else, (I think what was done was, to mount the camera and drive forward while the camera films from the POV looking out the back and then the film was played backwards, GREAT effect!), it is similar to effects seen before, I.E. the opening sequence in Killing Zoe, but more dizzying.

Really nice movie and with a terrific ending, someone should remake this film. I watched it alone one night and rented again a week later to watch again with my wife.

Now you go watch it!

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