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2002 is a special police force that fights against supernatural phenomena. The team is formed by one human, Chiu, and a spirit, Sam. When Sam reincarnates, a human rookie policeman Fung applies for the position.

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Wilson Yip
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Credited cast:
Nicholas Tse ... Chiu
Stephen Fung ... Fung
Kar-Ying Law ... Paper Chan
Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee ... Rain
Sam Lee ... Sam
Danielle Graham Danielle Graham ... Nurse Danielle
Anya ... Fire Ghost
Lik-Sun Fong ... Water Ghost (as Alex Fong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wah-Leung Chim Wah-Leung Chim
Woon-Ling Hau ... Grandma Four
Vincent Kok ... Doctor
Lik-Chi Lee ... Senior Police Officer
Yiu-Ming Lee ... Head of 2002 Unit
Wai-Ho Tam Wai-Ho Tam ... Siu Ho
Terence Tsui Terence Tsui ... Muscle ghost
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In Hong Kong, the special force of the police known as 2002 is composed of the twenty-two year-old cop Chiu and his ghost partner and they fight against supernatural phenomena under the guidance of the mystic Paper Chan. When his partner reincarnates, the rookie policeman Fung applies for the position; but Paper Chan explains Chiu that the team is to be formed by a man and a spirit, and Chiu has a death star on his hand that dooms his friends to die. Meanwhile, Chiu falls in love for Nurse Danielle, but he avoids her to protect her life against the fate of the death star. When the fiend Water Ghost possesses Fung seeking revenge against Chiu, he has to battle against the evil spirit trying to protect also his friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tide: Driver, where can I get a tape of the program your playing?
[The bus driver taps a metal box under his seat]
Narrator: Government Warning, do not speak to the driver while the vehicle is in motion.
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Let me Die
Sung by Nicholas Tse
Lyrics by Stephen Fung
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Underrated Hong Kong Action Horror Comedy!!
21 December 2019 | by Movie-MisfitSee all my reviews

From director Wilson Yip - famed for his work on the Ip Man movies - comes a film that is nothing like those modern classics, although entertains on a different level altogether. Starring 3 of the Gen-X Cops (Tse, Fung and Lee), this action-horror-comedy has some funny moments that come courtesy of its tongue-in-cheek melodrama, comed situations, and over-the-top action. Its like Men In Black (where they chase ghosts instead of aliens) blended with a Stephen Chow Sing Chi film (albeit a weaker one), with action scenes that reminded me of the classic Saviour Of The Soul...

The comedy element of course was no doubt influenced more so by producer and co-writer Vincent Kok who directed Chow in the hilarious Forbidden City Cop, and helped write the equally hilarious God Of Cookery! This film is no where near as funny as those previous efforts, but it does bring some laughs to the table!

Action choreographer Tony Poon Kin Kwan has been in the business from the early 80's and is behind the action on some absolute crackers from Hong Kong's golden years. In 2002, with the supernatural influence his action is a mix of wire-fu, over-cranking and under-cranking, as well as special effect battles with fire and water. So don't be expecting any martial arts gold, but it still entertains.

While Sam Lee really only has a small part as Tse's ghost friend, its really Nicholas and Stephen who carry the film. As much as I enjoy them (most of the time), they seem almost too young for these roles with their boyish looks and giggles making it unconvincing when it comes to their job. If this had been made in the late 80's or early 90's, the team up of characters played by Tse and Fung would have easily been played by Andy Lau and Chow Sing Chi, respectively. In fact - I'm only sorry it wasn't as I would love to have seen that!

Look, I really enjoy 2002. Its nicely shot and promotes that awesome palette of Hong Kong film night-lighting that I love. It has comedy, it has action, it has fantasy - but it just never seems to reach that wow factor that makes me want to love it... There's nothing really bad about it, but it just seems to keep the same level of entertainment throughout (or less) - gently shifting gears a tad for the final showdown of course.

Overall: Hardly a classic, but 2002 wants to be loved and passes the time in a fun way!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 December 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

2002 - Exterminadores do Além See more »

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$1,027,949
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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