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The Sniper (2009)

San cheung sau (original title)
A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.


Dante Lam


Wai Lun Ng, Dante Lam (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richie Jen ... Hartman (as Richie Ren)
Xiaoming Huang ... Lincoln
Edison Chen ... OJ
Bowie Lam ... Shane
Kai Chi Liu ... Big Head
Jack Kao ... Tao
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Iceman
Mango Wong Mango Wong ... Crystal
Michelle Ye ... Mon
Charmaine Fong ... Kit
Patrick Tang Patrick Tang ... Chung
Lawrence Ah-Mon Lawrence Ah-Mon ... Superintendent
Yuen-Leung Poon Yuen-Leung Poon ... Superintendent
Chi-Sing Cheung ... Superintendent
Wei Tung ... OJ's Father


Ming is renowned as the top shooter in the police force. But behind the legend lies a skeleton in the closet: his former teammate and superb marksman Ching, who was jailed for accidentally killing a hostage, has just been released. With only vengeance in his mind, Ching determines to take on Ming and the police, believing they are the real culprits for his fall. When a high-security prisoner transfer is sabotaged by a mysterious sniper and a major convict has escaped, Ming and his team are dispatched to profile the suspect. O, the hot-headed rookie on the team, surprises everyone by accurately replicating the suspect's impossible shots. Ming sees the potential in this youngster and decides to take him under his wing. Yet when O becomes fascinated by Ching and determines to top his shooting skills, he might become another wild card on the loose. Meanwhile, Ching continues his plan with the largest heist ever in the city. Believing that Ming had withheld key evidence that could free him... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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They are the crème de la crème. They can lock a target from 500m away. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Shot in 2007, the film was initially set to premiere in May 2008. However in early 2008, hundreds of photographs featuring actor Edison Chen engaged in sexual acts with various female Hong Kong celebrities were leaked online, in what was dubbed the "Edison Chen photo scandal", leading the film to be delayed a year, and Chen's scenes to be edited down. See more »


At first, the police dispatch says on the radio "India-November 995" (IN995), however that suspect vehicle's plate is LN995. See more »


Wounded Love
Performed by Richie Jen
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A Good movie
21 November 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Good HK action film about HK police snipers.

The story is about a new recruit into HK police sniper team. He has a mentor that teaches him the ropes of the trade. In the mean time, an ex-sniper from his squad has gone rogue and killing his members. The new recruit must take on the challenge, and hunt down his ex colleague.

This is a quality movie that is entertaining. The mood, the suspense, all adds to the story. Location scenes are also great in this movie. It's adds fresh perspective to Hong Kong movies. It's also one of Edison Chen's best performances.

The movie has cool looks, good action, and good acting. It's also one of a kind movie that's about snipers in Hong King, and was a good movie to watch.


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Cantonese | English | Hokkien

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office


HKD30,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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