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The Stool Pigeon (2010)

Sin yan (original title)
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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Dante Lam

Writers:

Man-Lung Ho, Dante Lam (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nick Cheung ... Don Lee
Nicholas Tse ... Ghost Jr.
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Dee
Kai Chi Liu ... Jabber
Pu Miao Pu Miao ... Cher
Yi Lu ... Barbarian
Sherman Chung Sherman Chung ... Ghost's sister
Kong Lau ... Cher's father
Philip Keung ... Tai Ping
Lawrence Cheng ... Cher's brother
Shing-cheong Li Shing-cheong Li ... Don's superior (as Shing-Cheung Lee)
Deep Ng Deep Ng ... Fairing
Kong Kam
Jing-hung Kwok Jing-hung Kwok
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Senior inspector
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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Muhbir See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,783,143
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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An Entertaining But Slightly Forgettable Tale Of Police Informants
13 November 2013 | by TheFilmGuy1See all my reviews

First off, let me say that Nick Cheung's performance was great. He has a few scenes where he really needs to show emotion, and he shines. Sadly, I would say this film is a little forgettable. It's a tale that we have seen told similarly in movies such as "Infernal Affairs" and "City On Fire" (especially the latter, with the jewelry store robbery and the warehouse standoff) but isn't done quite as well. It has a few highlights, such as the car chase with "White Christmas" playing in the background, or the jewlery store robbery, or even the fight in the abandoned room filled with chairs and tables, but other than those memorable moments, the rest seems like filler. It also contains a few side plots that seemed a bit cliché and unnecessary. It's entertaining, sure, but in the end, it will blend in with many Hong Kong films with similar plots.


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