Tactical Unit – Comrades in Arms

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Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms poster.jpg
Directed by Law Wing-Cheong
Produced by Johnnie To
Written by Yau Nai-Hoi
Au Kin-Yee
Starring Simon Yam
Maggie Shiu
Lam Suet
Cinematography Cheng Siu-Keung
To Hung Mo
Edited by Law Wing-Cheong
Allen Leung
Production
company
Universe Entertainment
Milkyway Image
Distributed by Universe Films Distribution Company
Release date
  • 8 January 2009 (2009-01-08)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office $506,367 [1]

Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms (simplified Chinese: 机动部队 - 同袍; traditional Chinese: 機動部隊 - 同袍) is a 2009 Hong Kong film directed by Law Wing-Cheong. This film is also called "PTU 2",[2] in reference to the first film in the series, PTU, though it is not the second entry in the Tactical Unit series.

"Comrades in Arms" has been featured in the 2009 Hong Kong Film Panorama in Brussels,[3] the 2009 New York Asian Film Festival of New York City,[4] the 2009 Zero em Comportamento festival of Lisbon,[5] and the 2009 Fantasia Festival of Montreal.[6]

Plot[edit]

As a front-line police officer, you never leave a brother behind or bite a brother's behind... Tactical Unit Column Sergeant Sam (Simon Yam) and May (Maggie Siu) have been working together for some time but have never got along well. May is promoted recently as she always wins praises from her supervisor, whereas Sam is shut out from any chance of promotion. As a result, their column's morale drops to all-time low. A daring bank heist takes the tactical unit to Hong Kong's remote mountains searching for armed bandits. As Sam and May lead their team to conduct sweeps amidst treacherous terrain and deadly ambushes, they understand the only way to survive the mission is if they stick together as one.

Cast[edit]

  • Simon Yam - Sam
  • Maggie Shiu - May
  • Lam Suet - Fat Lo
  • Samuel Pang - Roy
  • Vincent Sze - Cow
  • Ben Wong - Officer Ho
  • Teddy Lin
  • Tommy Yuen
  • Lam King Kong
  • Lam Diy Kuen
  • Wong Chi Wai
  • Cheung Wing Cheung
  • Hon Chun
  • Lee Gin Hing
  • Luk Man Wai
  • Ma Chao
  • Wong Gwan Hong
  • Jack Wong Wai Leung
  • Wong Wa Wo

Release[edit]

Comrades in Arms was released in theaters on 8 January 2009.[7] The film was released on DVD and VCD on 17 April 2009.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

16th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award

  • Film of Merit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Mojo
  2. ^ Hong Kong Cinemagic, PTU2 (accessed 12-21-2009)
  3. ^ 7th Space, Hong Kong Film Panorama opens in Brussels, HKSAR Government (accessed 12-22-2009)
  4. ^ New York Times, Asian Movies All Over the Map, David Kehr, 18 June 2009 (accessed 22-12-2009)
  5. ^ (Portuguese) Mostra de Cinema de Hong Kong, 08-10-2009 (accessed 2009-12-22)
  6. ^ Fantasia, Comrades in Arms, 2009
  7. ^ "Theater Release Date" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Tactical Unit - Comrades In Arms (DVD) (US Version)". Retrieved 2010-02-11. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tactical Unit - Human Nature
Tactical Unit (film series)
sequels to PTU (film)
Succeeded by
Tactical Unit - Partners