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Mad Detective (2007)
"San taam" (original title)

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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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Cast

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
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Hong Kong)  »

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Box Office

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

Gross:

$4,629 (USA) (25 July 2008)
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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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Ho Ka-on: [to Bun] Whenever I get stuck, I'll imagine how you'd crack it.
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Not for everyone
4 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie is quirky, weird and everything else that can not be considered mainstream. But it's also fun, light, heavy, violent, romantic and many other things ... amongst others too: Original! Or maybe unique and refreshing are more accurate words.

If you are not familiar with the work of Johnnie To, maybe this isn't the first of his movies to watch. There is "Running out of Time", there is "Fulltime Killer", PTU and many others! If you like them, then you can try this movie too. But again, it's off-beat, it has a main character who is very ... strange to say the least and it has a very crazy idea (or many crazy ideas) behind it all ... I won't go into details, but this movie and how it was made (shot, edited etc.) is simply great! If you allow yourself to enjoy it's sheer craziness


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