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Detective Chinatown (2015)

Tang ren jie tan an (original title)
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After being rejected from the police college, a mannerly man travels to Bangkok where he and an energetic distant relative must solve a murder case.


Sicheng Chen


Sicheng Chen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baoqiang Wang ... Tang Ren
Haoran Liu ... Qin Feng
He Chen ... Huang Landeng
Liya Tong ... Xiang
Yang Xiao Yang Xiao ... Kon Tai
Shenyang Xiao ... Bei Ge
Yueming Pan ... Lee
Marc Ma ... Tony
Yingjun Zhao Yingjun Zhao ... Vietnamese
Zifeng Zhang ... Snow
Ping Sang ... King Kong
Shih-Chieh King ... Mr. Yan (as Chieh-King Chin)
Chengpeng Dong ... Police Male Interviewer (as Da Peng)
Guoqiang Zhang Guoqiang Zhang ... The Qin Feng's Father
Qing Ye ... Bride (as Marina Ye)


After being rejected from the police college, a mannerly man travels to Bangkok where he and an energetic distant relative must solve a murder case.

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Action | Comedy | Mystery


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Mandarin | Thai

Release Date:

31 December 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Chinatown See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$280,281, 17 January 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The lady who acts as Xiang,is the wife of the director Chen in real life. See more »


Followed by Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) See more »


Composed by Tingyang Hu
Lyrics by Chenlong Zhao
Performed by Nan Zheng Bei Zhan
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A Comedy of Great Quality
1 February 2016 | by liyirenSee all my reviews

This is not just a funny comedy, but also a well-made film with great quality. The actions,funny scenes,dialogues were orchestrated in such a great way that it drew every second of my attention.

Wang Baoqiang did a great job in playing a character that is both silly and witty, wild and cowardly, someone you want to slap in the face but also give a dollar out of pity.

I usually justify things in a quantitative way. And here is the math:

The average driving speed of the vehicles in the movie is about 20% of the avg. driving speed in 007 Spectre; but the car chase scenes are five times more intense with the cars looking way faster that those in 007 Spectre.

My opinion might be biased since I was able to "fully" understand the movie with my full Chinese proficiency, and I also thought Spectre was the worst 007 movie which totally wasted two hours of my life.

Anyway, I thought this movie was a job well done.

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