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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 »
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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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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
(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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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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1 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not all that, 6 May 2004
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

In "The Missing Gun", a small town cop in China loses track of his sidearm when he gets drunk at a party. The first hour this film is dedicated to the cop running around town asking everyone if they have seen his gun to which all reply...."Nope!". It's not until later in the film we begin to see a plot develop and realize what has appeared to be a comedy is really a drama when our hero/protag/cop finds out his ex-girl friend has been murdered...apparently with his missing gun. The balance of the flick is about finding the gun and the killer. Pretty ordinary stuff by Western film standards, this flick is uneven and less than engaging with marginal English language subtitle translations. Story aside, however, it is a moderately enjoyable blend of contemporary Western filmmaking with the traditional Chinese feel and a small step forward in Chinese action/drama filmmaking from behind the bamboo curtain. A subtitled watch recommended only for those with a taste for traditional Chinese cinema. (C)

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