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Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)
"Mou gaan dou II" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 October 2003 (Hong Kong)
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In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

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SP Luk (as Hu Jun)
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Gandhi (as Fong Ping)
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Mary (as Yu Chiu)
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Socialites (as Ye Shi Pin)
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Storyline

In the prequel of Infernal Affairs. Chan Wing Yan has been expelled from police academy in cause of his relatives to the triad. Now SP Wong give him a chance to undercover the triad family controlled by his half brother Hau. Besides of Ming. He has been ordered to killed Hau father and infiltrated the police department. The story get complicated when Wong's related to Hau father's dead. The avenge is begin when Mary. Sam's wife is the hit order. Now everything is complicated and related Written by PDD

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The line that SP Wong says, "Evil prevails. Only the good die young," is a simplified translation of what he actually says in Cantonese which is an old Chinese saying. See more »

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When Mary Hon is at the airport, having got out of the taxi and ignored the phone call, she is standing in front of a large blue sign. The sign indicates the direction to "Departure" and "Immigation". The second word should read "Immigration", with an "r". See more »

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Mary Hon: [SP Wong and Luk are watching a videotape Ngai Hau secretly recorded of Mary Hon and Wong] Four years ago, you told me to kill Kwun.
SP Wong: [on tape] So what? Want to blackmail me now?
Mary Hon: [on tape] I'm not blackmailing you. We simply passed the point of no return.
SP Wong: [on tape] I'll send everybody away then.
Ngai Wing-Hau: I hired Alan and Johnson to investigate my father's murder. Who would've know? The police conspired to murder my father. A law-abiding citizen.
Ngai Wing-Hau: Officer Luk.
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Ngai Wing-Hau: Isn't that a police officer...
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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FORGIVE AND FORGET
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Gabor Gombai
Performed by Hungarian Choir
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Everything you didn't need to know that badly
6 June 2006 | by (Riverside, California) – See all my reviews

What a tangled web a studio can weave when they realize they desperately need to make some money off of a sequel to a film that didn't need one. That's not to say that this is bad, but it would strike me as an ordinary film even if I hadn't seen the extraordinary film that came before. This "sequel," despite the number, is actually a prequel, but it doesn't so much fill in the blanks as muddy up the waters; it's often confusing, it's not always clear if some of the new backstory really squares with the depictions we saw in the first one, and some of the more glaring questions are left unanswered (possibly for film number three). The young replacements the mole characters, previously played by Tony Leung and Andy Lau, are certainly not up to the task. Thankfully, the movie works because Anthony Wong and Eric Tsang reprise their roles as the respective cop and mob boss, and it is quite interesting to learn about a relationship between them that, from what I recall, was far from obvious before. I certainly wouldn't recommend watching this before the first one, despite the chronology, but I imagine it is worth satisfying the likely thirst for more that you will most likely have after watching the previous film.


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