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SPL (Sha Po Lang) - Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Simon Yam, Donnie Yen, Wilson Yip

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Movie propaganda

A man that will do anything to keep his criminal empire, a man that walks the fine line between 'protect and serve' and the very element he stands against, and a man pushed to excel in the shadow of personal failure. None are left unscathed.

Chan's (Simon Yam) sense of justice and self-imposed personal duty tests his adherence to the principles he upholds as a policeman.

The head of a speciality police unit, he is nearing retirement, yet his adopted daughter is a constant reminder of a crime boss that won't go gently into that good night. Moreover, Po (Sammo Hung) has evolved since that time, becoming more and more of a kingpin and growing increasingly untouchable. Chan can't walk away without setting things right, but they have nothing on him. Knowing Po was behind the murder and destruction of evidence that orphaned his adopted daughter, Chan is torn by doing what he knows is right, yet he manages to keep his actions within the law despite temptation.

Ma (Donnie Yen) will take Chan's place as head of the unit, and joins shortly before Chan's retirement. Ma might be seen as a by-the-books cop, but he wasn't always like that and the escalating confrontation between Chan and Po tests his resolve to stay out of the shadow that haunts him. It's that same resolve that causes Chan and Ma to not see eye to eye on things when they manage to grab Po, but they won't be able to keep him. With time sifting through the proverbial hour glass both men's integrity is tried as Po's patience wears thin - the result has bloody consequences.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film China Hong Kong police crime corruption justice martial arts kung fu action

Persons of interest

  • Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... Po
  • Jacky Wu
  • Simon Yam .... Detective Chan
  • Donnie Yen .... Ma
  • Wai Lun Ng .... Screenwriter
  • Kam-Yuen Szeto .... Screenwriter
  • Wilson Yip .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: Cantonese
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Making of
    • Featurettes: Press conference
    • Galleries: Stills
    • Trailers:
      • Theatrical
      • TV spots
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence)

Surveillance time

93 minutes (1:33 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2006
DVD retail: 11 October 2006

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