The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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Felix Chong

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Felix Chong
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Credited cast:
Chow Yun-Fat ... Painter
Aaron Kwok ... Lee Man
Jingchu Zhang ... Yuen Man
Catherine Chau ... Inspector Ho
Wenjuan Feng ... Sau Ching (as Joyce Wenjuan Feng)
David Yao-Qing Wang ... Lee Wing Chit
Kai Chi Liu ... Uncle Shing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-chi Cheung
Justin Cheung Justin Cheung
Alex Fong ... Captain Ho
Jack Kao ... Thai General
Andrew Kucharski Andrew Kucharski ... Auctioneer
Dmitry Mazur Dmitry Mazur ... Auction Bidder
Phillip Mitchell ... Superintendent
Jakob Nagy ... (as Jason Moehring)
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The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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A Smart Adaptation
1 October 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

Obviously, the basic structure of the whole story comes from Bryan Singer's "The Usual Suspects" in 1995, but the focus of the former is the shock when the puzzle was revealed. The focus of this film is to expose the characters. Therefore, if the audience does not overstate the specific behavior of the scriptwriter in the process of writing the script, the two films actually have their own wonderful points. In addition, the surface story of the Hong Kong-style crime film really maintains the entertainment effect in the first half of the film, and Chow Yun-fat's highly romantic performance is actually a kind of figurative externalization of the character, which can be understood as an extension of the theme of the story.


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Official site [Japan]

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China | Hong Kong

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Cantonese | English | Thai | Polish | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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$188,116,796
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2.39 : 1
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