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The Sniper (2009)

Sun 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.

Director:

Dante Lam

Writers:

Wai Lun Ng, Dante Lam (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richie Jen ... Hartman (Fang Keming) (as Richie Ren)
Xiaoming Huang ... Lincoln (Jing / Ching)
Edison Chen ... OJ (Chen Xinwei)
Bowie Lam ... Shane (Shan Ge)
Kai Chi Liu ... Big Head (Er Ge)
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
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Hokkien

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Sniper See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Delayed theatrical release due to the Edison Chen photo scandal. See more »

Goofs

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

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User Reviews

 
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.

7.5/10


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