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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Kin-Yee Au (as Au Kin Yee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Bun (as Lau Ching Wan)
Andy On ... Inspector Ho Ka-on
Ka Tung Lam ... Ko Chi-wai (as Lam Ka Tung)
Kelly Lin ... May Cheung
Kwok-Lun Lee ... Wong Kwok-chu (as Lee Kwok Lun)
Choi-ning Lee Choi-ning Lee ... Gigi (as Karen Lee)
Flora Chan ... May Cheung - in Bun's eyes
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Violent Man - Ko's Inner Personality (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ... Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lam Suet)
Jay Lau ... Calculating Woman - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lau Kam Ling)
Eddy Ko ... The Chief
Jo Kuk ... Cunning Woman - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jo Koo)
Ling To Yuen Ling To Yuen ... Policeman (as Yuen Ling To)
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Weak Boy - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jonathan Lee)
Ronald Yan ... Ko's Boss
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Storyline

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Detective See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,682, 20 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,629, 27 July 2008
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the main character is cutting his ear off, we can clearly see the half of it. (at around 63 mins) when the ear unfolds from the bandage we see a whole piece of it. See more »

Quotes

Ho Ka-on: [to Bun] Whenever I get stuck, I'll imagine how you'd crack it.
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Alternate Versions

The Eureka dvd features the intended/final cut (approved by the makers), with two scenes from the Mei Ah dvd cut out (the latter scene is replaced with an alternative scene). See more »

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Masters Of Cinema Cast
6 May 2013 | by thefilmmannSee all my reviews

Listen here: http://moccast.blogspot.no/2013/04/episode-two-mad-detective.html

The Hong Kong film industry is one of the marvels of cinema. How such a small place can often put out more films than most countries over the course of a given year is not only impressive; it is also maddening. I say maddening because more often than not a great deal of these films never make it it out of the tiny cultural enclave in which they are born.

Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai's 2007 Mad Detective was one of the few that landed on western shores having been a hit upon its domestic release. In a collection that so often thought of as being about the past Masters of Cinema often shines a light on more contemporary offerings with Mad Detective being one.

It is a fairly simple story, a cop loses his gun and there maybe some corruption in the force. Sounds fairly familiar doesn't it? Well, that is until you watch the film and realise Mad Detective like its title suggests is a little more left field than you might think.

In this episode Joakim and Tom try and get to grips with a film that like its lead character is slightly more hard work than your average cop thriller.

http://moccast.blogspot.no/2013/04/episode-two-mad-detective.html


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