Joe is in Hong Kong with Frank and his father to help a friend of his father with a man's defection. Joe's in an accident and when he wakes up he is told that he's been in a coma for a year. He is then approached by a government agent who tells him that Frank and his father were killed when they tried to bring the defector in, possibly betrayed by his friend. He asks Joe about the details and he tells him. But Joe doesn't know is that he was tricked into revealing where the meeting is.
Did You Know?
The second fake newscast mentions the fall of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin
in October 1978, three months before Joe's supposed awakening from his coma in January 1979. Amin did fall from power in 1979, though a few months later than "predicted." He was overthrown on April 11, 1979 when Tanzania invaded Uganda. See more
[holding up a videotape
And this is how they did your newscast. They hid this machine in the chest. Now watch.
[He clicks the remote and the video plays on the TV screen
References 36 Hours