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Special ID (2013)

Te shu shen fen (original title)
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A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

Writers:

Tai-lee Chan (as Tai-Li Chan), Kam-Yuen Szeto
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Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Chan Chi-Lung / Dragon
Tian Jing ... Fang Jing
Andy On ... Lo Chi-Wai / Sunny
Ronald Cheng ... Captain Cheung King-Kun
Collin Chou ... Cheung Mo-Hung
Terence Yin ... Terry
Zhigang Yang Zhigang Yang ... Captain Lei Peng
Hanyu Zhang ... Daofeng / Blade
Hee Ching Paw ... Amy (Chan's mother)
Cheung-Ching Mak Cheung-Ching Mak ... Brother Kun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pok Fu Chow Pok Fu Chow ... Party guest
Tony Ho ... Rascal
Wai-Kai Law ... Party guest
Ken Lo ... Brother Bo
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Bald gang boss
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Storyline

Chan Chi-Lung has been an infiltrator in Cheung Mo-Hung's Hong Kong triad gang for many years. After a failure of a recent negotiation by Lung with the other three local triad gangs on behalf of Hung makes the latter suspicious of Lung's identity. Hung sets to wipe out every undercover cop in his gang and as a result many cops are caught and wiped out. Sensing the danger, Lung requests to put an end to his undercover career from his captain, Cheung. However, Cheung sends Lung to Mainland China to infiltrate a business of "Special Identity" trading instead. The business is run by Hung's best protégé, Sunny, who was Lung's previous buddy in the gang. Cheung promises to reinstate Lung's police identity in conclusion of the mission once Sunny's business breaks down. Lung agrees, and joining him are local police officer Fang Jing and her chief Lei Peng from the Mainland Chinese police force. But before they can get to Sunny, the latter suddenly vanishes leaving Lung exposed and in great ... Written by DOK

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Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jing Wu was offered a major role as a decision, made by the studio executives, to add new actors after Wenzhuo Zhao was dropped from the production. But at the time, Wu injured his leg and was already scheduled to shoot another movie so he turned down the offer that was later taken by Andy On. See more »

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References City on Fire (1987) See more »

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I'm Not As Strong As You Think
Performed by Kun Yang
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Pretty good action from Donnie Yen
26 June 2014 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

As a long time fan of Hong Kong movies, it's nice that in recent years Donnie Yen has finally come out on his own as a leading man. While Special ID is not a movie of the same quality as the Ip Man movies starring Donnie or Kill Zone(SPL), I did still enjoy it quite a bit. Directed by Clerence Fok, who is best known for the erotic action cult classic Naked Killer. Donnie is a cop who is deep, deep, deep undercover who wants to be a regular cop and regain his identity. Of course his superiors want him to keep feeding them information and when the crap hits the fan, Donnie Yen fights everyone. To be honest, the story and most of the acting in this action packed thriller is average, but adaquite. Donnie, however is great and the fights are awesome. Donnie makes the combo of stylish martial arts and gritty streetfighting work. I can't regard Special ID as an instant classic, however it is a pretty solid action movie with some great fight scenes. I look forward to see more asskicking from Donnie Yen in the future.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Dak siu san fan See more »

Filming Locations:

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,153, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$12,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,139,936
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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