The Stool Pigeon

Synopsis: Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.
Director(s): Dante Lam
Production: Well Go
  4 wins & 18 nominations.
113 min

Marco, we have spies. Get rid of the stuff

Flush the stuff!

Shun, flush the stuff!

Deal is off. We have spies

What? Freeze!

- Freeze!

- You freeze!

Sir, if they flush all their stuff,

we won't have a case



Bring me the gun!

The gun!

Can you hear me?

Get down! Police!

Hands on your head!

Down! Don't move!

Sir, Marco is gone

I've arranged a hideout

for you and your family

What's the use?

What did you tell me yesterday?

You promised!

I did it because you said there would be no raid

and you would look out for me

If they flushed it all, I'd have no case

The department won't collapse

if you miss this case

But I could die!

Marco is crazy!

Screw it. Where's my money?


It used to be a million, but now just $100,000

And a lifetime of hiding

Is that enough for me?

- 10 grand...

- Hey...

Let me drop you off; it's safer

Be honest...

Did you order the move?

It's just work


You can't trust cops!

You two, guard the door!

He's here!


Help! H...


Help me...

Help... Help...


Still running?

I'll teach you to be a spy!

- Put down your knife!

- Put it down now!

Move and I'll shoot!

Dispatch, someone is hurt

Don, for that drug bust

you'll be promoted; the memo's been issued

Don't mope. Your team wants to celebrate with you.

Here's to our...

new Senior lnspector! Cheers!

- Cheers!

- Cheers!

Each department faces different pressures

These are what we must face

Sir, the rookies are all here


Next week, you'll each find your first informant

Treat each one like your girlfriend

They live by betraying others,

they trust no one

Treat them like friends, but know when to back out

But if I treat them like friends...

it can be hard to back out

You must be clear on this

I said to treat them like friends,

not to be friends

We want information, they want profit

Everyone is clear; the books are straight

I know we all have feelings

But don't think you are exploiting him

He exploits you, too

You mustn't let them control you

Nor can you keep threatening them

Keep your leash 70% tight, 30% loose

Learn as you go

Sir, if there is a very risky case

Should we let them take it?

It is their life

They have already assessed the risk

It's not that we don't care

We do what is in our power

We don't want anything to happen to them

What's happening?

The Taiwan Police called

Barbarian is back in Hong Kong

The '06 and '08 jewelry shop robberies

He got away both times

He's spent the money, and is back for more

Find men who had worked with him

Put in an informant; I must get him this time

Here's the informant money, $1.5 million

Tell your men to be less generous

Budget cuts next year

All the informants are screaming for more money

Neither you nor I will get a raise. How can they?

Tommy, this is Don Lee

Get me the files on a prisoner serving at Pik Uk

His name is...

Sai-fui Ho

His nickname is Ghost, Jr.

I also want information on his family

Sai-fui Ho

I'm Senior lnspector Don Lee

of Criminal lntelligence Bureau

You'll be out in two days; what are your plans?

No plans

You started racing with your dad "Ghost" at 14

Drove without a license at 1 6

Illegal street racing at 1 8

First prison sentence at 20

After that, assault, theft, drug trafficking

You've spent 25% of your life in jail

Another charge and you're finished

What do you want?

I have a job for you

while you're still clean

to work with the police

Me? A stool pigeon?

No way

You dad borrowed $800,000 before he died

Wing is pimping out your sister

You must think about...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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