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The White Storm (2013)

So duk (original title)
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A devastating dilemma changes the fate of three cops when an undercover operation against a notorious Thai drug lord goes horribly wrong.

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Benny Chan

Writers:

Benny Chan (screenplay), Chi-Man Ling | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Ma Ho-tin
Louis Koo ... So Kin-chow
Nick Cheung ... Cheung Tsz-wai
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Eight-faced Buddha
Quan Yuan Quan Yuan ... Chloe Yuan
Ting Yip Ng ... Yik
Ken Lo ... Bobby
Ben Lam ... Hak Tsai
Lan Law ... Tsz-wai's Mother
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Lead Mercenary
Bure Li Bure Li ... Helicopter M134 Gunner
Treechada Petcharat Treechada Petcharat ... Mina (as Poy)
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Mr. Choowit
Marc Ma ... Dune Kun
Damian Mavis ... Interpol Officer
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Storyline

Three lifelong friends working in the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau get caught up in a case with Southeast Asia's most powerful drug lord, but when the sting operation fails, they are forced to make a devastating decision - two can live, but one must die. Five years later, the two vow revenge for their fallen friend, but when they end up competing against each other for their own lives, will brotherhood be sacrificed again? Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,670,277
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2.35 : 1
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The White Storm: More A Video Game Than A Crime Story Movie
13 April 2014 | by gerrythreeSee all my reviews

"The White Storm" is a totally unreal movie about three Hong Kong narcotics cops trying to bring down a big time drug dealer. Director and co-writer Benny Chan should stick to directing. Chan's previous movie, 2011's "Shaolin," was a very well made movie that held your interest throughout. "The White Storm" is mainly a series of gunfights, very well choreographed but totally unreal. More a video game shoot-em up than a movie. In the middle of the movie, the HK cops are in Thailand to trap the drug lord. During an ensuing gun battle, the bad guys bring in a helicopter fitted with a mini-gun that blasts away at everything. For me, that was the high point of the movie, just mindless destruction with no shallow dialog from the three buddy cops. Benny Chan does a much better job as director when he works with Jackie Chan. For his next movie, Benny Chan should team up again with Jack Chan and leave the writing to others.


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