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Eye in the Sky (2007)

Gun chung (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 21 June 2007 (Hong Kong)
With the nickname Peggy, a new recruit is mentored by Dog-Head, while undergoing on-job training while tracking down a gang of well organized armed heist robbers. The police use the surveillance cameras trying to track their identities.

Director:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi)

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Kin-Yee Au (as Au Kin Yee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Yam ... Sergeant Wong Man-chin / 'Dog Head'
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Chan Chong-shan / 'Hollowman' (as Tony Leung)
Kate Tsui ... Constable Ho Ka-po / 'Piggy'
Suet Lam ... Ng Tung / 'Fatman' (as Lam Suet)
Maggie Siu ... Madam Fong (as Maggie Shiu)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Chief Inspector Chan (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ting Yip Ng ... Shan's Gang Member (as Ng Yuk Sau)
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Shan's Gang Member (as Lai Yiu Cheung)
Samuel Pang ... Shan's Gang Member
Suet-sum Tse ... Master's Wife (as Xie Xue Xin)
Kuo-Cheng Liu Kuo-Cheng Liu ... Master (as Lau Kwok Shing)
So-Foon Wong So-Foon Wong ... IB Policeman (as Sunny Wong)
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Senior Police Officer (as Au Hin Wai)
Him Law ... SU Agent (as Law Chung Him)
Frank Michael Liu ... Shan's Gang Member (as Frank Liu)
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Storyline

With the nickname Peggy, a new recruit is mentored by Dog-Head, while undergoing on-job training while tracking down a gang of well organized armed heist robbers. The police use the surveillance cameras trying to track their identities.

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Taglines:

I am invisible. I am inaudible. The enemy's fate is in my hands.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

21 June 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Eye in the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,792,872
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of Milkyway's best movies
19 April 2009 | by gorthuSee all my reviews

I'm finding that I like the Milkyway Image movies where Johnnie To is just a producer more than the ones where he is the director, though Breaking News was pretty good. Eye in the Sky starts off with Kate Tsui on a training mission to see if she is good enough to become a cop in a special surveillance unit. She has to study Simon Yam and be able to give every detail of what he did during the day. And just like every Milkyway movie I have seen, they connect a certain scene at the start of the movie with one that happens towards the end. So she gets the job, but just barely. Simon Yam thinks she has potential, so he decides to let her on the force. Tony Leung Ka Fei plays the leader of a gang of bank robbers. He sets everything up, and the rest of the guys do the roberies. So now of course this is where Kate Tsui and Simon Yam come in and try to catch him.

This is a pretty standard story, but well done. I enjoyed the movie a lot. Kate Tsui does a decent enough job in her role, Simon Yam is good just like he usually is, and Tony Leung gives a magnificent performance. I thought the last couple of scenes were kind of disappointing, but the scene towards the end with Tony Leung and Kate Tsui in the restauarant, and the scene where Simon Yam struggles to finish his joke makes up for it.

If you are looking for a good cop movie that has a couple of well done sudden violent moments, then there is a good chance you will like this. If you are looking for an action packed or highly stylized movie, look elsewhere.

And one more note. This movie is a tight 90 minutes (actually more like 85 if you don't include the beginning and opening credits), which is one of the many reasons why I liked it. And it doesn't feel like it should have been longer. Movies to me are just getting too long these days.


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