Breaking News

Synopsis: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Johnnie To
Production: Palm Pictures
  5 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Brother Yuen.

What's the situation?

It's ready

Get the car. OK

Here's today's paper

Will it be a wasted effort again?

Well, if only this were tomorrow's paper

we could find out what happens

Fly calling Centipede

A butterfly is picking up a car round the corner

They're on the move. Everyone stand by

Looks like we won't go empty-handed today

Hey boss, there're 2 cops

Damn it

Hold it. Let's play by ear.

Keep an eye on the butterflies

Get out of the car

You know what'ya doing?

What have I done?

Why are you backing into this space?

Sorry, I was in a hurry

You're not supposed to pull up here.

This is a one-way street

Sorry, I couldn't see the sign

How could you miss such a huge sign?

Sorry. I won't do it again

No. Show me your license

I just got my license

All the more reason to teach you a lesson

Please let me off this time

Pleading will get you nowhere

It's hard to make a living. The fine is so high

I'll be in trouble if I let everybody off

Where's your license?

I got it. I'm a good driver

I just missed the sign

I was just careless. I won't do it again

They're screwing up the operation

Centipede calling Bee. Get rid of the 2 bugs

Show me your ID card

Please give me a chance

Just cooperate, and show me your license

Hey, Biggie. What?

Are you trying to mess with me?

What's your problem, man?

You have an attitude problem. So?

I don't like it

What're you gonna do?

They could never see eye to eye

I had enough with you

Want to punch you up!

What's going on here?

I'll drive away immediately.

Please don't give me a ticket

OK. I'll let you off just this once

Thank you, sir

What's in that bag?

I say, what's in that bag?


Cricket, get over here and help us

Get on the car

Let's go

Hey, man

Let me

Calling Control

Go get 'em

Police. Move

There's a gunfight on Kong Ming Street

There are roughly 10 people on both sides

Both parties fired shots. They are all armed

We need back up

Hop on


Breaking news:

While following a traffic accident

our news team chanced

upon a police gunfight

The suspects escaped

in a hijacked ambulance

Our team filmed a policeman

with his hands up

begging for mercy

as a suspect pointed a gun to his head

This has caused a public uproar

Legislators challenged the police's ability

to protect citizens

I am flabbergasted

Is Hong Kong still a safe place?

What will befall us citizens

if the cops capitulate?

The Police Commissioner

and Security Chief should come forth

They have to answer

to the Legislative Council

Emergency meeting

The Legislative Council

is demanding an explanation

That's how serious it is

What's your take, Cho?

Hong Kong is basically still a safe city

Our crime rate is still low

compared to other cities


Bullshit. Jim

According to our past experience

we can nail the target in a week

We have a 79.8% success rate

There's no way they can get away


All frontline police shall join the hunt

We'll make a plead on television

for public support


We must act fast

Intel is crucial in this case

And the lady at the back?

Image matters most

We have to put on a show. An eye for an eye

This is the age of the media

The media got us, now we get back at them

You guys get what I mean?


Sorry Sir

Yes, we do need a good show

You're supporting me,

or just agreeing with me?

Don't you believe in yourself?

How's your dad?

You know what kind of person I am

It's either black or white. Simple as that

That's how we were trained too

But relationship is not all black & white


Sorry, sir. I'll remember to knock next time

I came in to ask if Fong is getting better

After all, we're old-time colleagues

I will nail those bastards

Boss, OCB has taken over the case

We'll nail those bastards alright

Now we're really in deep sh*t

I'm starving. Where can I get a bite?

Sweet potatoes

I have a weak stomach

How much is it?


Boss, your phone is ringing

Inspector Cheung is busy

Please hold

It's Madam Fong from OCB


You didn't get the low-down

from the informer?

But my men sent everything to you

I'll check again and get back to you. Bye


Make sure Cheung stays off the case

Send a memo to his superior

If he messes up our plans,

he'll take all the blame

Yes, Madam

That's it

Got it

Boss, we got something

Everyone, get in the car

Let's go

Boss, do we have to notify

Just be careful

Ma'am, we're cops on duty.

Please go back inside

So many strangers these days

The incense was just lit.

They haven't been gone for long

There must be another hideout somewhere.

Check up on nearby real estate agents

See if the suspects have moved in

Yes, Sir

Sorry, Sir

I have a weak stomach

Have any Chinese men

with a Mainland accent

rented two apartments in a row around here?

Let me check


Please contact us if you get any information

Sure. Thanks a lot

If I were those bastards,

I'd pick this place to hideout

Shall we snoop around here?

Didn't you hear what I said? I said "if"

Get the car

Boss, they're not sure where the suspects are

What makes you think they'll be sure?

Use your brain

I'll go back and make more inquiries

Thanks so much. Don't bother

Shun, how're things at your end?

Keep searching

You should take it easy

You only have 2 years before retirement,

unlike me

Well, you shouldn't see it this way

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