Line Walker (film)

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Line Walker
Line Walker (film) poster.jpeg
Poster
Chinese 使徒行者
Directed by Jazz Boon
Produced by Wong Jing
Virginia Lok
Written by Cat Kwan
Starring
Music by Yusuke Hatano
Cinematography Kenny Tse
Edited by Azrael Chung
Production
companies
  • Shaw Brothers International Pictures (Hong Kong)
  • J.Q. Pictures (Hong Kong)
  • Media Asia Film (Hong Kong)
  • Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong)
  • One Cool Film Production (Hong Kong)
  • Spring Net Media Huoer Guosi Company (China)
  • Beijing Oriental Joy Dragon Film & TV Culture Media Company (China)
  • Flame Pictures Company (China)
  • Croton Cultural Media Company (China)
  • Media Asia Distribution (Beijing) Company (China)
  • Sky Grant Entertainment (China)
  • PJ One Cool Film Company (China)
Release date
  • 11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
Running time
109 minutes[1]
Country
  • Hong Kong
  • China
Language
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
Box office US$92.3 million[2]

Line Walker is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese suspense crime action drama film, adapted from the 2014 TVB series of the same name. Directed by Jazz Boon and starring Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng; Charmaine Sheh, Benz Hui and Au Siu-wai reprised their roles from the original drama.[3][4] It was released in Hong Kong and in China on 11 August 2016.[4]

Plot[edit]

Inspector Q (Francis Ng) and agent Ding Siu-ka (Charmaine Sheh) are top members of CIB Department, they are after a drug racket that is taking over the city. Unexpectedly, they receive a mystery message from a missing undercover agent "Blackjack". CIB tries to locate and process Blackjack before it's too late. The paranoid drug mafia leader Tung Pak-ho (Li Guangjie) plays his own troop on each other's throats, suspecting a mole. Meanwhile, boss Blue (Nick Cheung) and his right-hand man Shiu Chi-long (Louis Koo) participate in an internal struggle to become the top dogs irrespective of their strong friendship. Later, it becomes clear that Blue is Blackjack and upon knowing this, Shiu Chi-long tries to protect himself by using Blackjack's identity. They survive doubts and struggles between them but only for Blue to lose his life to an assassin sent by ruthless Tung Pak-ho. Inspector Q's life is lost facing goons and Ding's life is saved by her godfather Foon Hei Gor (Hui Shiu-hung), who is an undercover agent posing as a legendary retired don who is looking to get back into the criminal underworld in the city. Finally, Foon Hei Gor gets Tung Pak-ho arrested after punishing him for what he had done to his wife when Tung Pak-ho started out as a criminal.

Cast[edit]

Cameos[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film grossed CN¥606.2 million at the Chinese box office.[3] It grossed US$92.3 million worldwide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Line Walker (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Line Walker (2016)". The Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "使徒行者(2016)". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "使徒行者 (2016)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 

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