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Chinese  唐人街探案
Music by  Nathan Wang
Director  Chen Sicheng
Box office  126 million USD
6.6/10 IMDb

Directed by  Chen Sicheng
Initial release  31 December 2015 (China)
Music director  Nathan Wang
Producer  Zhi Xi Chen
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Starring  Wang BaoqiangLiu HaoranTong LiyaChen He
Productioncompanies  Heyi PicturesMM2 EntertainmentWanDa PicturesWuzhou Film Distribution
Distributed by  Wuzhou Film Distribution
Cast  Wang Baoqiang, Liu Haoran, Tong Liya, Chen He, Wendy Zhang

Similar  Running Man (2015 film), Jian Bing Man, Love on the Cloud

Detective Chinatown (Chinese: 唐人街探案) is a 2015 Chinese comedy mystery film directed by Chen Sicheng. It was released in China on 31 December 2015.

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Plot

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After being rejected from the police college, Qin Feng (Liu Haoran) goes to Bangkok for a vacation. He plans to spend time with his "uncle" Tang Ren (Wang Baoqiang) who is reputed to be the number one detective of Chinatown in Bangkok. Tang Ren turns out to be a sleazy petty swindler who happens to be an underling of local incompetent police sergeant Kon Tai (Xiao Yang). Meanwhile, the main suspect in a local gold robbery case, Sompat, is murdered and the gold goes missing. The gold belongs to prominent local gangster Mr. Yan (Chin Shi-chieh). Kon Tai and his rival in the police department, the ambitious Huang Landeng (Chen He) are put into competition to solve the crime with the person who solves the crime and retrieves the gold to be appointed the next deputy Chief.

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Tang Ren becomes implicated as the main suspect in Sompat's murder as he is the last person the enter the premises where Sompat is murdered. He is sought by Sompat's cohorts who wish to locate the now lost gold. Tang is also sought by Mr. Yan's gang and the local police as he is supposedly the only person who knows where the gold is. Tang seeks Qin's help who turns out to be a prodigy in solving crimes from the knowledge Qin garnered as a mystery novel lover.

As they follow leads to find Sompat's actual killer, they come across Snow (Zhang Zifeng) whose father appears to have the most motive to kill Sompat.

After a few false leads, Qin is eventually able to recover the gold and exonerate Tang.

Cast

  • Wang Baoqiang
  • Liu Haoran
  • Tong Liya
  • Chen He
  • Xiao Yang
  • Xiaoshenyang
  • Pan Yueming
  • Marc Ma
  • Zhang Zifeng
  • Zhao Yingjun
  • Reception

    The film grossed US$4.43 million in previews at the Chinese box office.

    It was the ninth grossing film in China in 2015 grossing $126 million.

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    References

    Detective Chinatown Wikipedia


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