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Shock Wave (2017)

Chai dan zhuan jia (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.

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Herman Yau

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Erica Li (as Erica Lee), Herman Yau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Cheung J.S.
Wu Jiang ... Peng Hong
Jia Song ... Carmen Li
Philip Keung ... Kong Y.W.
Ron Ng ... Ben
Leo Zi-yi Wang Leo Zi-yi Wang ... Biao Hong
Felix Wong ... Officer Chow
Sau Sek ... Wan H.F.
Kai Chi Liu ... Yim Kwok Wing
Chun-Kit Cheung Chun-Kit Cheung ... Stephen
Kai-Chung Cheung ... Lam Chun
Babyjohn Choi ... Wong Tin Lok
Joseph Kwok Lun Lee Joseph Kwok Lun Lee ... CHT Chief Engineer Tunnei
Ying Kwan Lok ... Berry (Lok's father)
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Chiu
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Storyline

JS Cheung (by Andy Lau), a Superintendent in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD) of Hong Kong Police Force, went undercover seven years ago into the gang led by the most-wanted crime boss Peng Hong (by Jiang Wu). Cheung successfully uprooted the gang and arrested a few robbers including Hong's younger brother Biao. However, Hong was on the loose and he swore he'd be back for revenge. Seven years have passed and Hong kick starts his plan - a series of bomb attacks have sparked fear among Hong Kong citizens. To maintain law and order, Cheung must put Hong behind bars and he is ready to sacrifice his life to fight a tough battle with the ruthless bomber.

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Their greatest fight... the most explosive threat. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,815,633
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2.35 : 1
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The project was first announced in September 2014, with Herman Yau and Andrew Lau Wai-Keung attached as director and producer respectively, and was set to star Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung and Julian Cheung, with Tse portraying the main villain. The film was also set to begin production in November of the same year under a budget of HK$90 million. See more »

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Man Man Xi Guan
Composed by Eric Ng & Kenneth Shih
Lyrics & Performed by Andy Lau
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Andy Lau stars in a great action flick!
11 May 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Andy Lau plays the head of the bomb dismantling division of the police who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of robbers who use bombs. This gang's careless actions when life is concern made this cop take drastic measures to bring them down. Because of this, the bad guy seeks revenge from this cop by taking his hostage negotiation to get his brother back very personal.

And the bad guy for this movie was really bad ass. Just that right touch of evil that only makes the good guy that is Andy Lau look better.

A very instance thriller that's very action packed, but there was also a sub story about Andy Lau's character finding love with a school teacher. It's rare that I've seen people kissing in Chinese Cinema. Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies, but I've seen Chinese action movies in which the lead star has girlfriends or wives, but they never touch each other, and even though I grew up in America were our action heroes go beyond touching the leading ladies, it was odd to watch Lau give so very long and romantic kisses to his leading lady.

But as interesting as that was, first and foremost,this was a great action movie from beginning to end. Worth seeing.

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