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Drug War --  A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

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Director:
Writers:
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
4 April 2013 (China) See more »
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High risk high return
Plot:
A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Drug War (Du Zhan) Review
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 2 November 2013, 4:53 PM, PDT)

Drug War (Du Zhan) Review
 (From AsianMoviePulse. 2 November 2013, 4:53 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 

Louis Koo ... Timmy Choi Tin-ming
Ka Tung Lam ... East Lee
Yi Huang ... Yang Xiaobei
Honglei Sun ... Zhang Lei
Suet Lam ... Fatso
Wallace Chung ... Guo Weijun
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Su
Michelle Ye ... Sal
Tao Guo ... Senior Dumb
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Birdie
Yin Zhusheng ... Snake Head
Xiao Cong ... Driver
Gan Tingting ... Haha's Wife
Yang Xue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Yang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Guangjie Li ... Chen Shixiong
Ma Jun ... Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
Li Zhenqi ... Uncle Bill
Jiang Changyi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Chief Commander
Chan Siu Hei ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qin Shiyue ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Boyang ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Li Jing ... Junior Dumb
Yang Yi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Zixuan ... Ming's Wife
Qianqian Tong ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Hao Ping ... Bro Haha
Keung Han Man ... Darkie
Guo Zhigang ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Zhu Honglin ... The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Liu Qi ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Gao Xin ... Driver
Ip Kwop Kin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Meng Rui ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Lin Xu ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yi Lin ... Junior Dumb's Wife
Fan Min ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tan Kai ... Li Shuchang
Yan Ren ... Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law
Qin Bokun ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yao Gang ... Captain Ding
Cheng Taishen ... Captain Liu (Erzhou)
He Tianyang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yunxiang Gao ... Xu Guoxiang
Zi Yi ... Lin
Ng Yuk San ... Hatred
Zhao Xin ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zho Yubo ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zheng Wanqiu ... Senior Dumb's Wife
Wang Siya ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jingyu Wang ... Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member

Directed by
Johnnie To 
 
Writing credits
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) &
Nai-Hoi Yau (screenplay) &
Ryker Chan (screenplay) &
Xi Yu (screenplay)

Produced by
Johnnie To .... producer
Ka-Fai Wai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xavier Jamaux 
 
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allen Leung 
David M. Richardson 
 
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
 
Sound Department
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Agustin Casola .... foley recordist
Benny Chu .... sound supervisor
Bechen de Loredo .... foley recordist
Steve Miller .... sound effects editor
Steve Miller .... sound re-recording mixer
Francisco Rizzi .... foley artist
Stan Yau .... dialogue editor
Ricky Yip .... sound effects editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Du zhan" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, drug content and language
Runtime:
107 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Drug War, 6 March 2014
Author: kosmasp

Jonnie To cannot do wrong by me. It's not only the perfectly choreographed action scenes, but also the way he depicts the characters in his movies. The story twists are also really good, as in this one, where you get the cat and mouse game between cops and bad guys too. Really good acting in it too.

Without going further into the story and without saying there is too much violence in it either (though some might feel that way), I can only tell you that you need a great home system to really enjoy this. While I too compared To to John Woo at first, he has surpassed him and is a brand of his own. This is not his best movie (Election 1+2, Fulltime Killer), but even so a really great one

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