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The Sniper (2009)

Sun cheung sau (original title)
A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richie Jen ...
Hartman (Fang Keming) (as Richie Ren)
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Lincoln (Jing / Ching)
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OJ (Chen Xinwei)
Bowie Lam ...
Shane (Shan Ge)
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Big Head (Er Ge)
Jack Kao ...
Tao
Wilfred Lau ...
Iceman
Mango Wong ...
Crystal
Michelle Ye ...
Mon
Charmaine Fong ...
Kit
Patrick Tang ...
Chung
Lawrence Ah Mon ...
Superintendent
Yuen-Leung Poon ...
Superintendent
Chi-Sing Cheung ...
Superintendent
Wei Tung ...
OJ's Father
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A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.

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Prize: Top Shooter of the Hong Kong Police's Sniper Team. Quality: Aplomb, endurance, one-upmanship, precision. Routine: Hiding, advancing, killing, retreating. Signature: A shot at the dead center of the forehead. See more »


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9 April 2009 (Hong Kong)  »

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Sniper  »

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HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Delayed theatrical release due to the Edison Chen photo scandal. See more »

Goofs

At first, the police dispatch says on the radio "India-November 995" (IN995), however that suspect vehicle's plate is LN995. See more »

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HK Action in the Noughties?
29 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm an avid fan of HK action in general. There are many great HK action movies. And even after John Woo went Hollywood (although he went back, his recent movie being Red Cliff, which was produced in Asia) there was someone (Johnnie To) who filled in his shoes. And he did a great job in doing so.

But this is a completely different "beast" we get here. This is obviously very "Hollywood"-style, very fast and unfortunately not very good. It has some good action scenes and the intentions of it's filmmaker is noble, but unfortunately it takes too long to get to places, which makes it drag a little. Not bad by any means, but not really what you could/would expect from a good HK Action movie either.


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