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Overheard (2009)

Sit ting fung wan (original title)
A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Directors:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak

Writers:

Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ching Wan Lau ... Johnny
Louis Koo ... Gene
Daniel Wu ... Max
Jingchu Zhang ... Mandy
Alex Fong ... Kelvin Lee
Michael Wong ... Will Ma
Waise Lee ... Low
Ka Wah Lam ... Inspector Wong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Au Stephen Au ... Webber
William Wai-Ting Chan ... Joe
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik ... Ma's bodyguard
Matt Chow ... Peter
Queenie Chu ... Elisha
Henry Fong ... Max's future father-in-law
Hing Fai Ho Hing Fai Ho ... Investigator, Commercial Crime Bureau
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Storyline

A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Quotes

Max: Look at the world we're in. A few million is nothing!
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Followed by Overheard 3 (2014) See more »

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Great movie with great acting
15 December 2014 | by FearlessHyenaSee all my reviews

I recently watched this movie in a long flight and even with the not so perfect environment I viewed this in I have to say this movie was great. So much so that I skipped any sleep and watched part 2 and 3 immediately afterwards in one sitting (a wise decision since those were great too, specially Overheard 2 which was my favorite of the three)

The movie revolves around 3 police officers who work in the surveillance department and are trying to nab a financial firm suspected of being involved in criminal activities and insider trading. The plot while not really unique is executed well. The main focus of the story however is the trio of Lau Ching-Wan (who plays the head of the 3) Louis Koo and Daniel Wu whose character development and the interaction among them makes the story interesting at all times. Their acting was great and realistic and the movie direction really brings out their best. Another screen presence that really makes an impact is Michael Wong who plays the part of a corrupt financial mogul really well. The combination of witty and brutal in his performance and dialogues are very well crafted and add a lot of depth to the movie

Without spoiling too much I would really recommend you try out this movie if you like the crime/thriller genre and like movies with more to it than all the mediocre stuff that Hollywood has been mass producing for a while. Hong Kong really knows how to make great movies and this one's no exception


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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 July 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,803,101
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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