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Mad Detective (2007)

San taam (original title)
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Kin-Yee Au (as Au Kin Yee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Bun (as Lau Ching Wan)
Andy On ... Inspector Ho Ka-on
Ka Tung Lam ... Ko Chi-wai (as Lam Ka Tung)
Kelly Lin ... May Cheung
Kwok-Lun Lee ... Wong Kwok-chu (as Lee Kwok Lun)
Choi-ning Lee Choi-ning Lee ... Gigi (as Karen Lee)
Flora Chan ... May Cheung - in Bun's eyes
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Violent Man - Ko's Inner Personality (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ... Fatso - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lam Suet)
Jay Lau ... Calculating Woman - Ko's Inner Personality (as Lau Kam Ling)
Eddy Ko ... The Chief
Jo Kuk ... Cunning Woman - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jo Koo)
Ling To Yuen Ling To Yuen ... Policeman (as Yuen Ling To)
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Weak Boy - Ho's Inner Personality (as Jonathan Lee)
Ronald Yan ... Ko's Boss
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A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

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I can see a person's inner personality.


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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the main character is cutting his ear off, we can clearly see the half of it. (at around 63 mins) when the ear unfolds from the bandage we see a whole piece of it. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Bun: Apply emotions to investigate!
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Alternate Versions

The Eureka dvd features the intended/final cut (approved by the makers), with two scenes from the Mei Ah dvd cut out (the latter scene is replaced with an alternative scene). See more »

Connections

References Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) See more »

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Not for everyone
4 March 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This movie is quirky, weird and everything else that can not be considered mainstream. But it's also fun, light, heavy, violent, romantic and many other things ... amongst others too: Original! Or maybe unique and refreshing are more accurate words.

If you are not familiar with the work of Johnnie To, maybe this isn't the first of his movies to watch. There is "Running out of Time", there is "Fulltime Killer", PTU and many others! If you like them, then you can try this movie too. But again, it's off-beat, it has a main character who is very ... strange to say the least and it has a very crazy idea (or many crazy ideas) behind it all ... I won't go into details, but this movie and how it was made (shot, edited etc.) is simply great! If you allow yourself to enjoy it's sheer craziness


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Detective See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,682, 20 July 2008

Gross USA:

$4,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,160,790
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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