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Breaking News (2004)

Dai si gin (original title)
When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Hing-Ka Chan (as Chan Hing Kai), Tin-Shing Yip (as Ip Tin Shing)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Richie Jen ... Yuen
Kelly Chen ... Rebecca Fong
Nick Cheung ... Inspector Cheung
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Eric Yeung (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Hoi (as Hui Siu Hung)
Suet Lam ... Yip (as Lam Suet)
Yong You Yong You ... Chun (as You Yong)
Haifeng Ding Haifeng Ding ... Long (as Ding Hai Feng)
Haitao Li Haitao Li ... Chung (as Li Hai Tao)
Simon Yam ... CK Wong
Maggie Siu ... Grace Chow (as Maggie Shiu)
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Storyline

When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show. Written by Official synopsis

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Action | Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

10 June 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking News See more »

Filming Locations:

Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the Police Commissioner calls a meeting after the humiliating defeat of his police that was broadcast on television, he sits down in front of a large projection screen television that features a Microsoft Windows desktop. The Windows clock at the beginning of the scene displays the time of 10:55. Seconds later it reads 11:10, and by the end of this 2 minute scene, the clock reads 12:53. See more »

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Interesting story - cool movie
14 September 2004 | by wilke-mintkenSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie at the Oldenburg International Fim Festival and I really have to say: It's quite good. The story - Police and its image in the media - is in interesting aspect in todays media world and it is worth to think about this relationship. This movie does right that and criticizes a too close relationship. Besides the story, the movie is a cool action-movie with a totally different style than the average western Hollywood-like action movie. Cool camera-work, nice different-angle shot and other cool stuff. It's just nice to watch. The viewer can see many shootings, but the humor does not come to short, especially the characters are quite funny. A negative aspect might be the usage of the "Bond-effect" (no bullet hits a good guy). But IMHO a cool action movie needs this effect. Otherwise there would be too many characters and there would be no development of these characters. All in All: 8/10, which means: Watch it!


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