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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

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Benny Chan (screenplay), Ram Ling (as Chi-Man Ling) | 3 more credits »
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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 ... 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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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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Sam jiu yat saang
Lyrics by RubberBand & Tim Lui
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A throwback to the HK glory days
11 March 2020 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

When John Woo's, The Killer, was all the rage, when Ringo Lam's, Full Contact, was the best film I'd ever seen and long, long before Korea took the crown of best action films made in Asia, Hong Kong was the go to place to get your kicks.

Thankfully, people like Benny Chan are still in town, so not only did we get the rare instance of a superior remake with his, Connected (orig. Cellular, USA), back in 2008, but now I've discovered this gem from 2013, which is simply made for fans of Hong Kong's golden era, right before Britain's hand-over.

When three buddy cops go on a mission to bust a drug lord in Thailand, common sense gets ignored (or they wouldn't have even been there in the first place) and they soon suffer for it. Fast forward five years and an unexpected event leads to a chance of revenge...

Yes, I'd definitely recommend this one! Sure, it has its faults, but if you're a red blooded man into heroic deeds, men bonding without the implied subconscious homo-erotica crap that Hollywank inflicts upon its viewers, and you like your action in abundance, then give this film a chance.

And if you're unfamiliar with Hong Kong's glory days of action cinema, you might even rate this higher than I did.


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China | Hong Kong

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Cantonese | English | Thai

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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$44,670,277
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