They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief commissioner away on a conference overseas, the fiery Lee immediately takes command of the rescue operation – codenamed "Cold War" – but the mysterious kidnappers clearly know the police procedures and are therefore in an advantageous position. Objecting to Lee's aggressive but futile methods, the other deputy commissioner Sean Lau steps in at this time of crisis to lead the operation. But even Lau's careful plan to negotiate with the kidnappers ends up a failure, losing the $50 million cash ransom and the life of his lieutenant in the process. Meanwhile, the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) begins to investigate Lau and Lee on suspicion of having hidden ties to the kidnappers...
The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. The kidnappers stay several steps ahead of the police until two rival cops take charge of the rescue operation. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Fidel A (es) wrote: A young, fresh twist on an old, zombie tale.
Susie R (us) wrote: Only watchable if you're a girl into Kellen (hence the star & 1/2) Otherwise, Boring!
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Alex V (nl) wrote: Enthralling enough if not fully impactful
Alexander C (de) wrote: Looks interesting will try to find and watch!
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