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Mad Detective (2007)

San taam (original title)
A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

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, (as Wai Ka Fai)

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(as Wai Ka Fai), (as Au Kin Yee)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Chan Kwai Bun (as Lau Ching Wan)
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Inspector Ho Ka On
Ka Tung Lam ...
Ko Chi Wai (as Lam Ka Tung)
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May Cheung
Kwok-Lun Lee ...
Wong Kwok Chu (as Lee Kwok Lun)
Choi-ning Lee ...
Gigi (as Karen Lee)
Flora Chan ...
May Cheung - in Bun's eyes
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Violent Man - Ko's Inner Personality (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ...
Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lam Suet)
Jay Lau ...
Calculating Woman - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lau Kam Ling)
Eddy Ko ...
The Chief
Jo Kuk ...
Cunning Woman - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jo Koo)
Ling To Yuen ...
Policeman (as Yuen Ling To)
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ...
Weak Boy - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jonathan Lee)
Ronald Yan ...
Chi-Wai's Boss
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

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I can see a person's inner personality.


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29 November 2007 (Hong Kong)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,682 (USA) (18 July 2008)

Gross:

$4,629 (USA) (25 July 2008)
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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the main character is cutting his ear off, we can clearly see the half of it. (at around 63 mins) when the ear unfolds from the bandage we see a whole piece of it. See more »

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Inspector Bun: Apply emotions to investigate!
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Truly wonderful movie, I think the Hollywood 'losers' who can't come up with anything refreshing will try to redo this movie in few years time.
1 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

is the best HK movie I've watched ever since 'running out of time'. The idea of having the talent of seeing the split personality in person is refreshed and extraordinary. The 'ghost' mentioned in the movie were referring to the thoughts established after people were bullied, manipulated, pushed, forced to lose important things in their lives. Even the detective himself has ghost inside when he was forced out of his wife's life. When he explained why he cut off his ear, i was so shocked that I would consider myself doing some outrageous things just for the hell of it when I had the honour facing a man with no ghost inside. The gun shooting scene at the end is a classic. The camera shooting and editing must be a tremendous job to finish in order to represent the ghosts mirroring the gun holders. Wonderful movie


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