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The Stool Pigeon (2010)
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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Ghost Jr.
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Don Lee
Lun Mei Gwei ...
Dee
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Jabber
Yi Lu ...
Barbarian
Tony Ho ...
Pimp Wing
Philip Keung ...
Tai Ping
Lawrence Cheng ...
Cher's brother
Deep Ng ...
Fairing
Siu-Bing Leung ...
Social worker
Shing-Cheung Lee ...
Don's superior
Yeung-Ming Wan
Sherman Chung ...
Ghost's sister
Kong Lau ...
Cher's father
Kong Kam
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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Well Go USA Keeps Bringing Us The Goods
25 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Policeman Don Lee (Nick Cheung) often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another -- then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

I have to give credit to the folks at Well Go USA. I have been reviewing the films they distribute for a while now, and they have been consistently good. "Stool Pigeon" is no exception, adding the genre of police action to the martial arts stories they have delivered us in the past. I assume not all Asian films are this good (in fact, I know they are not), so whoever does acquisitions for Well Go needs a raise.

What is this film? A bit of mystery, a lot of action, a crime thriller. It really should appeal to a wide audience. If you like films like "French Connection" or "Snatch", I think this will be your film. While not quite a masterpiece, it really does tell a strong, interesting and emotional story. It is a film I am eager to watch a second time.

The DVD/BD (it comes as a combo pack) has some nice features on, most notably the variety of languages and subtitles. You might prefer Cantonese with English subtitles. Perhaps you prefer English dubbing. Then again, maybe you speak Cantonese and would rather watch it without dubbing or subs... you are able to do any of these.


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