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Connected (2008)

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A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

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Barbie Hsu ...
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Detective Fai
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Senior Inspector Fok (as Liu Ye)
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Tong (as Louis Fan)
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Detective Cheung (as Eddie Cheung)
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Jen (as Gong Beibi)
Carlos Chan ...
Roy Wong
Flora Chan ...
Jeannie
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Michelle (as Ankie Black)
Cheuk-lap Hung ...
Joe (as Ken Hung)
Ying Kwan Lok ...
Headmaster (as Felix Lok)
Cho-Lam Wong ...
Phone Shop Customer Service Rep (as Wong Cho Lam)
Vincent Kok ...
Man in the Convertible
Ho-Yin Wong ...
Boss (as Raymond Wong)
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A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

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CNY 35,000,000 (estimated)
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Connected DVD review
10 December 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I have seen both the original and remake. It is based on Cellular. Cellular is intense and has lots of suspense. After a few years, it is remade by Chinese action director Benny Chan. His recent work, Invisible Target is quite good. Benny Chan cannot fail with fast-paced action mixed with martial arts. Connected is almost like the original, it is intense and has lots of suspense with some twists. Though, the remake is almost like the original, it is not boring. Its suspense is different from the original. I treat the original and remake differently. Both of them are of the same score.

Te story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank. He hands the phone over to a cop. By then, no one answers and the cop asks him to go to a police station nearby. He rushes off and try to save her and her daughter. The question is whether he can break his promise to his son and save the woman he does not know. From there, there are chaos and intense action exploding into your way. It is another of Benny Chan's good work.

Overall: If you are a fan of Benny Chan, this should not be missed. It also should not be missed for action and suspense fans. We can expect there will be more Asian remakes of Hollywood version.

DVD: I would like to get hold of the 2-disc special edition (Hong Kong version). Singapore only gets the 1 disc edition. There are English and Chinese subtitles.


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