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Dante Lam (screenplay)
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19 January 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »
International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jay Chou ... Jon

Nicholas Tse ... Man Yeung

Peng Lin ... Rachel
Bing Bai ... Ice (as Michelle Bai)

Andy On ... Sean (as Andy Tien)

Kai Chi Liu ... Man Tin
Carl Ng ... Ross
Tin Chiu Hung ... Mark (as Sammy Hung)
Philip Keung ... Russell
Crystal Lee ... Man Cheung Sing
Elaine Jin ... Jon's Mother
Deep Ng ... Man Yeung's former partner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jawed El Berni ... Tyler's Henchman
Issam M. Husseini ... Jordanian Doctor
Man Biu Lee

Jared Robinsen ... Tyler (as Jared Robinson)
Anthony Sandstrom ... Villian

Ron Smoorenburg ... Tyler's Henchman
Andrew Dasz ... Villain (uncredited)
Steven Dasz ... Jordanian Mercenary (uncredited)

Brad Dirk Martin ... Russian Hitman (uncredited)

Directed by
Dante Lam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dante Lam  screenplay
Candy Leung  story
Wai Lun Ng  screenplay

Produced by
Albert Lee .... producer
Candy Leung .... producer
Solon So .... co-executive producer
Solon So .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... co-executive producer
Zhonglei Wang .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
Cinematography by
Kenny Tse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung 
Art Direction by
Kwok-Wing Chong 
Alex Mok 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Makeup Department
Farah Turjuman .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Zain Duraie .... UMP assistant (Jordan Crew)
Issam M. Husseini .... unit production manager (Jordan Crew)
Catherine Lee .... assistant production manager (Malaysia Crew)
Ray Pang .... production manager
Tsz Kit Yau .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arifa Bseiso .... second assistant director: Jordan Crew
Art Department
Fadi Omeish .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... senior animator
Siu Fu Ma .... animator
Kar Lok Chin .... stunt choreographer
Dante Lam .... stunt designer
Emerson Wong .... stunt performer
Shane Yan .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dory Aoun .... high speed camera DOP: Third Eye FX
Dory Aoun .... high speed camera
Hoi Yan Chan .... gaffer
Samuel Fu .... assistant camera: first unit
Po Wing Ho .... assistant camera (first)
Sze-cheung Hon .... camera operator: third unit
Yiu-Fai Lai .... camera operator: third unit
Ming-Chuen Lo .... first assistant camera: third unit
Eric Oh .... steadicam operator
Kwee Sang Soo .... second assistant camera: Malaysia
Esther Huifang Tan .... second assistant camera: additional
Lin Yau Tsou .... camera operator: second unit
Teo Kok Wah .... second assistant camera: Malaysia
Location Management
Jamal Odwan .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Kin-wai Wong .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Tariq Afifi .... production assistant (Jordan Crew)
Peng Seong Chuah .... handyman
Chi Han Goh .... handy man
Lim Chung Man .... image consultant
Lim Chung Man .... image designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jik zin" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Blood Weapon" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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122 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beware the virus in The Viral Factor, 21 August 2012
Author: rgblakey from United States

Much like the US, the Asian film market delivers films from all across the spectrum, but most popular is the action genre. The latest The Viral Factor takes the straight forward gun toting action direction while throwing in the popular chemical weapon story line. Will this film live up to the top notch action expected from Asian cinema or will it be one of those confusing all over the place messes that they so popularly deliver.

The Viral Factor follows an ISA agent who is betrayed and shot in the head while transporting a scientist to another country. Realizing he has only weeks before the bullet causes complete paralysis he sets out to find a brother he knew nothing about and meets up with a doctor willing to look into treatment for his condition. When his brother attempts to kidnap the doctor, they are forced to work together to stop the criminals from unleashing a disease on the world. This film sports some great action, mostly consisting of gun play, but a few martial arts pieces here and there. Jay Chou most notably to American audiences as Kato from the Green Hornet film takes the lead here and does a good job carrying it on his shoulders. Some aspects of this movie seem all over the place, but nothing too confusing. The film opens with a really good action piece, but does slow down a bit before finally getting back to the action bringing this film full circle.

This is a decent action film with just enough twists and turns to deliver a good action film, but could have been so much more with some better pacing and a little more cohesion to the overall story. If you're a fan of Asian action cinema, this is a decent bullet flying showdown to satisfy your appetite.

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