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The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force.

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Lok Man Leung (as Longman Leung), Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)

Writers:

Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk (as Sunny Luk)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Sean Lau
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... M.B. Waise Lee
Charlie Yeung ... Phoenix Leung
Ka Tung Lam ... Albert Kwong
Kar Lok Chin ... Vincent Tsui (as Chin Ka Lok)
Andy On ... Michael Shek
Terence Yin ... Man To
Aarif Rahman ... Billy Cheung
Eddie Peng ... Joe Lee
Andy Lau ... Philip Luk
Byron Mann ... Chan Bin
Yili Ma ... Michelle Lau
Alex Tsui Alex Tsui ... Mathew Mak
Michael Wong ... York Tsang
Tony Ho ... William Ngai
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Storyline

In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. Until one night the police headquarters receives an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained officers and equipment, disappears off the gird. After receiving several cryptic phone calls from the hijackers one officer starts realizing they're aware of every crucial decision they make. But as they execute a carefully planned attack, little do they know they've become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game. Written by Lionsgate

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Loyalty is a lie


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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold War See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,249,153
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Philip Luk: Extreme times require extreme measures.
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What is it good for?
14 August 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I wouldn't agree with the "absolutely nothing" that follows in that particular song, but then again it does only refer to war, which itself is a solid sentiment. But this movie is worth something, even if it is not up to par, with other productions we are now almost accustomed with. Still better than any average US Hollywood action movie, this gives you what you want from it.

And that is action and suspense primarily. Not the best stunts I have seen, but with a stellar cast and a story that is trying to be as tricky as possible (especially morally wise), this does entertain and keep you guessing until the end. A more than decent effort which can be recommended


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