Drug War

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  • R
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to... read more
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Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits. As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand. Long considered the master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, Johnnie To’s first mainland production eschews “two guns at once” mayhem in favor of atmosphere and a tightly-wound plot punctuated with impeccably choreographed bursts of violence, making DRUG WAR an intricate puzzle box of a film that ignited a firestorm of controversy in its homeland.

Original Release

11/15/2012

US Release

05/16/2013

Cast

Louis Koo Timmy Choi
Honglei Sun Captain Zhang / Captain Zhang (as Sun Honglei)
Li Jing Junior Dumb's Wife
Wallace Chung Guo Weijun
Cong Xiao Driver
Philip Keung Darkie
Baoqiang Wang The Dumb Brothers' Follower (as Wang Boyang)
Yi Huang Yang Xiaobei
Yunxiang Gao Xu Guoxiang
Guangjie Li Chen Shixong (as Li Guangjie)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Johnnie To

Writers

Ka-Fai Wai, Nai-Hoi Yau, Ryker Chan, Xi Yu

Cast

Louis Koo Timmy Choi
Honglei Sun Captain Zhang / Captain Zhang (as Sun Honglei)
Li Jing Junior Dumb's Wife
Wallace Chung Guo Weijun
Cong Xiao Driver
Philip Keung Darkie
Baoqiang Wang The Dumb Brothers' Follower (as Wang Boyang)
Yi Huang Yang Xiaobei
Yunxiang Gao Xu Guoxiang
Guangjie Li Chen Shixong (as Li Guangjie)
Jing Li Junior Dumb
Hoi-Pang Lo Birdie (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Michelle Ye Sal
Suet Lam Fatso (as Lam Suet)
Ting Yip Ng Hatred (as Ng Yuk San)
Tingting Gan Haha's Wife
Ping Hao Bro Haha
Ziyi Wang Ming's Wife (as Zixuan Wang)
Xin Gao Driver (as Gao Xin)
Zhusheng Yin Snake Head

Producers

Elaine Chu Producer
Johnnie To Producer
Ka-Fai Wai Producer

Editors

Allen Leung, David M. Richardson

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