Drug War ()

Du zhan (original title)
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A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.


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Captain Zhang (as Sun Honglei)
Timmy Choi
Yang Xiaobei (as Huang Yi)
Xu Guoxiang (as Gao Yunxiang)
Guo Weijun
Chen Shixong (as Li Guangjie)
Senior Dumb (as Guo Tao)
Jing Li ...
Junior Dumb
Birdie (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Su (as Cheung Siu Fai)
East Lee (as Lam Ka Tung)
Fatso (as Lam Suet)
Hatred (as Ng Yuk San)
Darkie (as Keung Hon Man)
Haha's Wife
Bro Haha
Taishen Cheng ...
Captain Liu (Erzhou) (as Cheng Taishen)
Cong Xiao ...
Driver (as Gao Xin)
Snake Head
Ming's Wife (as Zixuan Wang)
Li Shuchang
Li Zhenqi ...
Uncle Bill
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Meng Rui ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Zhao Xin ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qianqian Tong ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Tong Qianqian)
Zho Yubo ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Zhou Yubo)
Bokun Qin ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jingyu Wang ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Wang Jingyu)
Lin Xu ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Yi ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Tianyang He ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Liu Qi ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Yang Xue ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Chan Siu Hei ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Ip Kwop Kin ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Wang Yang ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Fan Min ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Qin Shiyue ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Jianpeng Zhao ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member (as Zhao Jianpeng)
Liu Lu ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Member
Changyi Jiang ...
Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad Chief Commander (as Jiang Changyi)
Jun Ma ...
Captain Yu (Jinhai Coast Guard)
Gang Yao ...
Captain Ding
Yan Ren ...
Ming's Senior Bro-in-Law (as Ren Yan)
Zhigang Guo ...
Ming's Junior Bro-in-Law (as Guo Zhigang)
Zheng Wanqiu ...
Senior Dumb's Wife
Yi Lin ...
Junior Dumb's Wife
Boyang Wang ...
The Dumb Brothers' Follower (as Wang Boyang)
Honglin Zhu ...
The Dumb Brothers' Follower
Zhang Xu ...
Haha's Follower
Hong Zhang ...
Haha's Follower (as Zhang Hong)
Jian Wang ...
Haha's Follower (as Wang Jian)
Jin Chang ...
Timmy Choi (voice) (as Chang Jin)

Directed by

Johnnie To

Written by

Ka-Fai Wai ... (screenplay) (as Wai Ka Fai) &
Nai-Hoi Yau ... (screenplay) (as Yau Nai Hoi) &
Ryker Chan ... (screenplay) &
Xi Yu ... (screenplay) (as Yu Xi)

Produced by

Elaine Chu ... line producer
Johnnie To ... producer
Ka-Fai Wai ... producer (as Wai Ka Fai)
Yang Yue ... administrative producer

Music by

Xavier Jamaux

Cinematography by

Siu-Keung Cheng ... director of photography (as Cheng Siu Keung)

Film Editing by

Allen Leung
David M. Richardson ... (as David Richardson)

Editorial Department

Cathy Lau ... post-production coordinator
Hung Poon ... color timer
Edwin Van Huizen ... digital colorist

Production Design by

Horace Ma

Art Direction by

Horace Ma

Costume Design by

Po Yee Wong ... (as Boey Wong)

Makeup Department

Cherlynn Koh ... special makeup effects artist
Rachel Kong ... hair stylist

Production Management

Chi-Shing Chiu ... unit manager (as Chiu Chi Shing)
Karina Chow ... assistant production manager
Jackson Ha ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Soi Cheang ... second unit director
Jeff Cheung ... first assistant director
Ka-Bo Fung ... assistant director (as Jennifer Fung)
Chan Siu Hei ... second assistant director
Jack Lai ... second assistant director
Kam Fu Lo ... first assistant director (as Lo Kam Fu)
Albert Kai-kwong Mak ... associate director (as Mak Kai Kwong)

Sound Department

José E. Caldararo ... foley artist (as José Caldararo)
Agustin Casola ... foley mixer
Benny Chu ... sound supervisor
Bechen de Loredo ... foley recordist
Steve Miller ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Francisco Rizzi ... foley artist
Stan Yau ... dialogue editor
Ricky Yip ... sfx editor

Camera and Electrical Department

Ting-Fong Kwong ... gaffer (as Kwong Ting Fong)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Kit-Ling Chan ... dresser (as Chan Kit Ling)

Additional Crew

Ching-Ting Law ... set runner (as Lu Ching Ting)
Crystal Decker Orren ... localization: us - Well Go USA Entertainment
Marcin J. Sobczak ... international publicity w/Film Press Plus
Zhijiang Zhao ... chief planner

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Plot Summary

After losing control of his car and crashing into a local restaurant, a man loses consciousness on the street. Later, while working on a case, the police's anti-drug division captain, Zhang Lei (Honglei Sun), realizes that the man in the crash is drug lord Tian Ming (Louis Koo). In order to avoid the death penalty, Tian Ming helps the police put a stop to the entire drug trafficking circuit, but just as soon as the police are ready to make a large bust, Tian Ming makes a decision that shocks everyone involved. Written by Anonymous

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Drug War (United States)
  • Drug War (World-wide, English title)
  • Drug War (France)
  • Drug War (Germany)
  • Drug war: La guerra de la droga (Spain)
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  • 107 min
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Budget CNY100,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Marks the tenth time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director / actor relation. See more »
Goofs In the opening scene when Timmy is driving erratically he vomits on the driver side window. After he crashes the vomit is gone. It is still missing when Captain Zhang arrives on the scene shortly after. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Boundless (2013). See more »

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