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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 »
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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  (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
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Directed by
Chuan Lu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xun qiang" - China (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language
90 min
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China's first film to be digitally projected in a Chinese cinema.See more »
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0 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
missing gun, missing action, 4 January 2007
Author: poco loco

Ma Shan wakes up to find he has lost his police issue gun. This is going to be bad. With 3 bullets in it, it could mean the death of 3 or even 6 people if a professional got ahold of it. Or so his angry captain points out. Shan can't remember what happened last night as he got fall-down drunk at his sister's wedding. He races frantically about town, investigating those who were also at the wedding and accusing several of stealing his gun.

He has been married for 8 years to a fairly grumpy women when his ex-girlfriend moves back to town. The next day, she is killed with Shan's gun. This movie was non-suspenseful thriller. Fairly well done, quirky and interesting character, decent acting and a moderately intriguing story, I found myself watching with more of bemused expression than one of suspense. I was curious to find out who had the gun, not worried, not nervous, not involved. Although the movie was decent, nothing stood out, nothing will stick with me from this film.

I love good Chinese food, and for the most part, I've found that little local places are the best places to find good Chinese. In Provo, UT, there is a restaurant called Shoots that is amazing. Since I love Chinese food, I've been to P.F. Chang's twice. Everyone I know raves about it, but when I went I wasn't impressed. I can hardly remember what I had (orange peel chicken and great wall of Chocolate and spring rolls, I think). Nothing was bad, but nothing stood out as being great. "Oh, you have to try the lettuce wraps!" No, I wasn't impressed when I went, and I wouldn't miss it if I never went again. There is much better Chinese throughout the world. 5/10.

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