PTU (2003)

Feature Film | Thriller | Hong Kong | Cantonese | 1h28m
Dir: Johnnie To | Scr: Yau Nai-Hoi & Yau Nai-Hoi | Ph: Cheng Siu-Keung | Prod: Johnnie To | Mus: Chung Chi-Wing | Ed: Law Wing-Cheong | PD: Ringo Cheung & Jerome Fung | AD: Jerome Fung | Snd: Martin Chappell | Cast: Simon Yam, Maggie Shiu, Lam Suet, Ruby Wong, Raymond Wong, Ko Hung, Loi Hoi-Pang, Jerome Fung, Frank Liu

An off-duty detective, who knocks himself out after slipping on a banana peel whilst chasing a gang of youths, awakens to discover that his gun is missing, and proceeds (with the aid of a police tactical unit) to search for the gang he suspects to have taken it. However, when the gang’s leader turns up dead, the attentions of two rival gangsters and the CID complicate matters considerably, in To’s stylishly entertaining, blackly comic thriller. Lam’s distinctive central performance and a number of strong action sequences delight, but Chung’s intrusive score frequently dissipates any suspense that has been built up.