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The Missing Gun (2002)

Xun qiang (original title)
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Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.

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Chuan Lu

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Chuan Lu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wen Jiang ... Ma Shan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gang Deng Gang Deng ... Sgt. Huang
Nina Huang Fan Nina Huang Fan ... Ma Juan (as Huang Fan)
Xiaoning Liu Xiaoning Liu
Jing Ning ... Li Xiao-meng
Liang Shi ... Zhou Xiao Gang
Yujuan Wu Yujuan Wu ... Han Xiaoyun
Wei Xiaoping Wei Xiaoping ... Liu
Pan Yong Pan Yong
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Storyline

In a province in China, Detective Ma Shan wakes up on the day after the wedding party of his sister Ma Juan and finds that his gun with three bullets is missing. Ma Shan drank too much in the party and does not recall what might have happen with his weapon. He falls in disgrace with his superiors and investigates who might have stolen the gun. When his former sweetheart Li Xiaomeng is found dead with a shot of his weapon, he becomes the prime suspect. When the police force arrests his acquaintance Zhou Xiaogang, he discloses that Li Xiaomeng was accidentally killed since his friend was the real target of the murderer. Ma Shan uses Zhou Xiaogang as a bait to lure and arrest the criminal an retrieve his missing gun. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az eltűnt stukker See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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China's first film to be digitally projected in a Chinese cinema. See more »

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Simply Amazing
19 March 2008 | by finalcoverageSee all my reviews

The Missing Gun is the first of Lu Chuan's amazing films...Mountain Patrol is the second... There is almost no way to describe this film except to say it is amazing... Lu Chuan has a way of befriending the viewing with his characters...making them into actual friends in your life much in the way Dickens did so in another place and time... Only there is nothing out of time or old-fashioned about these films...any more than there is anything particularly Chinese...these are transparent jaunts through real life with the exception that they vault over principals of honesty, honor, and loyalty... As I have told my own friends, these may be some of the best Westerns ever made, but they are, of course, not Westerns! See this film. It will become one of your regular faves as it has become mine.


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