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Seen on: 09/19/2022 (rewatch)

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Breaking News (2004)

Directed by Johnnie To

Action | Crime | Thriller

Most recently watched by sensoria, sleestakk

Overview

When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.

Length 90 minutes

Actors

Richie Ren | Kelly Chen | Nick Cheung | Lam Suet | Simon Yam | Hui Siu-Hung | Maggie Shiu | Cheung Siu-Fai | You Yong | Ding Haifeng | Li Hai-Tao | Wong Chi-Wai | Wong Wa-Wo | Ho Chung-Wai | Alan Chui Chung-San | Tong Pau-Chung | Ho Hon-Chau

Viewing Notes

Great to revisit this one! First of the To films released by Chameleon Films in Australia.

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