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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)

Xiao shi de zi dan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 14 August 2012 (China)
Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

Director:

Chi-Leung Law (as Lo Chi-Leung)

Writers:

Chi-Leung Law (as Lo Chi-Leung), Sin Ling Yeung (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Tse ... Guo Zhui
Ching Wan Lau ... Song Donglu
Mi Yang ... Little Lark (as Yang Mi)
Boran Jing ... Xiaowu
Kai Chi Liu ... Boss Ding
Gang Wu ... Chief Jin
Hei-Yi Cheng ... Li Jia (as Yumiko Cheng)
Ziyi Wang ... Wang Hai (as Zhiyi Wang)
Kar Lok Chin ... Wu ZhongGuo (as Chin Ka-lok)
Yiyan Jiang Yiyan Jiang ... Fu Yuan - Wu Zhonggou's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiang Bin Xiang Bin ... Ruffian
Gang Chen Gang Chen ... Jailer
Hu Gao Hu Gao ... Senior Official
Lu Kai Lu Kai ... Chief Jin's men
To-Hoi Kong To-Hoi Kong ... Sulfur Manufacturer (as Kong Tao-hoi)
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Storyline

Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

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Plot Keywords:

police shootout | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 August 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bullet Vanishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,444, 2 September 2012

Gross USA:

$117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,528,580
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Hong Kong version of Sherlock Holmes!!!
8 March 2017 | by akb007See all my reviews

Song Donglu is a prison police officer who is very friendly with all the Prisoners and also has a brilliant mind to solve cases. He got promoted as a detective and posted in a town where crimes are high. Donglu team up with a local cop Guo Zhui to solve the case of vanishing bullets. The victims were shot, but the bullets are missing from their body. Like Sherlock Holmes, the logic explanation scenes were very good and also some action scenes that come from nowhere. Apart from this, the film has good sound effects and gorgeous frames. The pace of this mystery movie was constant and visuals tells the remaining things. Both Ching-wan and Tse delivers a stylish performance and loved it. Overall, it's a good investigation movie even though some scenes were inspired from Sherlock Holmes movies.


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