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Bo chi tung wah (2008)

A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

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Benny Chan

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Alan Yuen (screenplay adaptation), Benny Chan (screenplay adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Koo ... Bob
Barbie Hsu ... Grace Wong
Nick Cheung ... Detective Fai
Ye Liu ... Senior Inspector Fok (as Liu Ye)
Siu-Wong Fan ... Tong (as Louis Fan)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Detective Cheung (as Eddie Cheung)
Beibi Gong ... Jen (as Gong Beibi)
Carlos Chan Carlos Chan ... Roy Wong
Flora Chan Flora Chan ... Jeannie
Ankie Beilke ... Michelle (as Ankie Black)
Cheuk-lap Hung Cheuk-lap Hung ... Joe (as Ken Hung)
Ying Kwan Lok ... Headmaster (as Felix Lok)
Cho-Lam Wong ... Phone Shop Customer Service Rep (as Wong Cho Lam)
Vincent Kok ... Man in the Convertible
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Boss (as Raymond Wong)
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Storyline

A man receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

25 September 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Connected See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

CNY 35,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A good remake from Hollywood to HongKong
27 September 2009 | by abubinSee all my reviews

I do not usually watch HK movies due to it being filled with low quality commercial craps banking on famous celebrities.

However, I was interested in this movie after seeing Barbie Hsu getting a nomination as Best Actress in HK film awards and knowing that it is based on Hollywood version "Cellular". I knew, I have to watch it.

To my expectation, this movie did not disappoint. The directing and acting is pretty solid and Barbie Hsu does deserve the nomination. This one have more action than Cellular and to those who can relate to the HK culture of this movie will find this better than Cellular. There are movie subplots in this one than in Cellular which adds up a little more plot holes (or rather cheesy parts) but for the better.

I also like the fact that the director decided to go with multilingual where some of the actors are allowed to speak their native tongue of Mandarin as to doing voice-over of Cantonese. It made the whole movie much more believable and watchable. The only part I really dislike is the voice-over for Louis Koo which was badly done and clearly is not his voice.

Overall, this is one of the better movie I have watched from HongKong for a long long time. I cannot remember watching any action movie as good as this that does not sacrifice good acting and storyline.


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