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Triple Tap (2010) More at IMDbPro »Cheung wong chi wong (original title)

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Triple Tap -- When champion sharpshooter Ken Yao happens upon an armored van robbery, he kills four of the five thugs and saves a cop. But it turns out the robbery wasn't what it seemed, and soon Ken finds himself at odds with the cop handling the case.
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Director:
Writers:
Tin Nam Chun (screenplay)
Tung-Shing Yee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 June 2010 (China) See more »
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A cop makes it his mission to bring down a media hero who has masterminded his own fate.
Plot:
Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Louis Koo ... Kwan Yau-bok

Daniel Wu ... Chong Tze-wai

Charlene Choi ... Ting

Bingbing Li
Alex Fong ... Miu Chi-shun
Suet Lam ... Fong Chi-wo

Chapman To ... Pang To
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ga-Leung Chan
Chi-Kui Fong
Yuk-Keung Kwok ... Police Dispatcher
Sum-Yee Lau
Andrew Lin
Chi Ming Liu
Kenny Lo ... Segway Score Keeper 1
Wai-Ming Pang
Lai-Ping Wong

Michael Wong ... Mr. Kong
So-Fun Wong ... Nurse

Courtney Wu ... Party gossip guest
Seth Leslie ... Voice over (uncredited)

Directed by
Tung-Shing Yee  (as Derek Yee)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tin Nam Chun  screenplay
Ho Leung Lau  screenplay
Tung-Shing Yee  screenplay

Produced by
Jeffrey Chan .... line producer
Henry Fong .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography) (as Pun Yiu Ming)
 
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong 
 
Art Direction by
Lim Chung Man 
 
Production Management
Aaron Lai .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yau Hong Chan .... props
Kwok-wah Chao .... props
Shui-Kam Cheung .... props
Chi Shing Fung .... props
Kwok-Hong Ho .... props
Pui Hung Lai .... props
Wai-Man Law .... props
Ching-Tam Ng .... props
Chi Fai So .... props
Wing-Hung Tai .... props
Che-Kwan Tang .... props
Kam-Wai Tsui .... props
Kwok-Chuen Wong .... props
Wai Yan Wong .... assistant art director
Wai-Ming Wong .... props manager
Chi Ming Yeung .... props
Shui-Keung Yeung .... props
 
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound designer
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound re-recording mixer
Kaikangwol Rungsakorn .... foley editor
Kaikangwol Rungsakorn .... sound effects editor
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound post-production supervisor
 
Stunts
Kar Lok Chin .... action director
Wai-Fai Wong .... action choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwok Hung Chan .... camera operator: second unit
Lok Man Chan .... first assistant camera: first unit
Lap-kei Cheng .... electrician
Dik-Lung Cheung .... power pod operator
Sai-Tak Cheung .... electrician (as Sei-tak Cheung)
Hung-On Chiu .... electrician
Kim-Ho Chow .... electrician
Kam-Hei Fan .... electrician
Kai Lai Ho .... electrician
Kai-On Ho .... electrician
Yun Tai Ho .... first assistant camera: second unit
Wing Fai Kan .... electrician
Mike Lau .... best boy electrician
Wing-Teng Law .... electrician
Gam-Fai Lee .... electrician (as Kam Fai Lee)
Ching-Hung Leung .... first assistant camera: fourth unit
Kim-Wai Leung .... electrician
Lam-Fai Leung .... electrician
Wai Hung Leung .... electrician
Siu-Ming Lin .... electrician
Lau-fai Lo .... electrician (as Lau-fai Law)
Ming-Chuen Lo .... power pod operator
Shui-Pang Lo .... robotic camera tech
Tiger Lo .... power pod operator
Yiu Cheung Luk .... electrician
Kwok-Keung Mak .... electrician
Wing Kei Mak .... electrician (as Wing-Ki Mak)
Chun-Wing Man .... electrician
Wai-yin Ng .... electrician
Man Yin Ngai .... first assistant camera: third unit
Siu-Ho Poon .... electrician
Hi-Hong Pun .... electrician (as Hei-Hong Poon)
Jimmy Wong .... a cam/steadicam operator
Man-Pan Wong .... electrician (as Man Ban Wong)
Wai-Chuen Wong .... gaffer
Wai-Chiu Yu .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Music Department
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... music score mixer
 
Other crew
Ka-Kwun Chan .... continuity
Rui Gang Li .... presenter
Kwai-Wing Wong .... continuity
Albert Yeung .... presenter
Dong Yu .... presenter
 

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Also Known As:
"Cheung wong chi wong" - Hong Kong (original title)
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118 min
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Moviexclusive - Triple Tap, 24 June 2010
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

Ten years ago, Derek Yee produced the action thriller "Double Tap" starring the late Leslie Cheung and Alex Fong, the title referring to the art of shooting twice so quickly in exactly the same spot to form the number "8". Last year, Derek Yee produced the crime thriller "Overheard" starring Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu, which took on the rather unique topic of corporate chicanery. Writer/director Derek Yee's latest is a sequel of sorts to both movies- though its reference to the former is probably more obvious.

As its title suggests, "Triple Tap" ups the ante by having the shooter- in this case, Louis Koo's marksman Ken- master the skill of shooting not once, not twice, but thrice so quickly in exactly the same spot. And just as its predecessor, "Triple Tap" is at its heart a battle of brains and brawn between two men- Ken and Daniel Wu's police detective Jerry Chang- that begins on the shooting range and gradually progresses off the range. The incident that sets in motion their inevitable confrontation? An armored car robbery that leaves four of the robbers dead, with a policeman in coma and another robber on the run.

At first sight, it appears that Ken had stumbled onto the scene while the crime was ongoing and proceeded to take out four of the robbers using his competition pistol. But Jerry has his doubts and Ken is subsequently charged in court for illegal use of firearms. Do Jerry's suspicions of Ken stem from his jealousy for having lost the marksman competition championship to Ken? Or is there more to the truth about Ken's presence at the scene of the crime? Well both actually- the first half suggests the former, while the later half reveals the latter.

Anyone familiar with Derek Yee's works will know that this cannot be a straightforward action movie, and in fact, audiences going in expecting hard-hitting action will probably be disappointed. What action there is played out only right at the start and right at the end, while the rest of the movie is really a psychological thriller about one of the seven deadly sins- pride. This is played out as a cat and mouse game between Ken and Jerry, two people whom the movie suggests are quite similar in their personalities- the difference lies in how much they allow their own pride to govern the choices they make.

It is through this lens that Derek Yee attempts to unravel the motivations behind people's actions within the circumstances of their lives. Therein lies the connection between "Triple Tap" and "Overheard"- both have to do with the wheeling-and-dealing in Hong Kong's financial sector. In this movie, the object of the robbery is not wads of cash but just four pieces of paper called "bearer bonds"- and Ken turns out to be a high-flying investment banker who takes pride for being one of the best in his line of work.

Despite the similarities, "Triple Tap" isn't a lesser movie because of its lack of originality. Rather, it is a lesser movie because it buckles under the weight of its own ambitions as a psychological thriller. It isn't taut enough to convince its audience of the plausibility of its scenarios, particularly in the second half. It isn't smart enough to impress its audience with its ingenuity. And most of all, its two protagonists, Ken and Jerry, aren't compelling enough for its audience to care.

Of the two, Derek Yee spends more time developing Louis Koo's character. In the hands of a better actor, Ken would certainly have been more convincing. Unfortunately, Louis isn't that actor to portray the multifaceted nature of his character- most of the time, he looks either smug or confused, even though the movie calls for him to be much more than that.

On the other hand, Daniel Wu's competitive inspector Jerry could very well do with more careful character development- especially so one can better appreciate the battle of wits between him and Ken. Ditto for the rest of the supporting characters- except for Li Bingbing's Miss Shaw (Ken's boss and love interest number two), the other supporting characters including Ken's girlfriend Ting Ting (Charlene Choi) and Jerry's mentor (Alex Fong) are also underused.

Despite its flaws, Derek Yee's film is still sufficiently engaging to entertain- especially since its pace is brisk and its actors easy on the eye. Were it from a different director, this attempt to weave a testosterone-fueled psychological thriller into a crime thriller would have been impressive. But given the pedigree of its writer/director and his past works, "Triple Tap" seems to be no more than an attempt to make a new film from two more superior ones- "Double Tap" and "Overheard"- and because of that, can only be regarded as somewhat of a disappointment.

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