UNDERCOVER DUET

By Mark WU

CHINA 3D DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION LIMITED - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2013

A former udercover cop protects a murder witness in a male pageant in order to get back to uniform.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • CANTONESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 122 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mark WU
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark WU
    • Producer(s)
    • Tenky Kai-Man TIN
    • Synopsis
    • Lee Mon-Fung (Terry Zou), the son of the richest man in town, is suspected to have used his personal assistant Ho Wing-Yat (Wang Chuanjun) as a scapegoat for his crime in a car accident, which has soon become the talk of the town. The only witness James (Mark Wu), nervous and terrified, denies witnessing the accident, and seems to withhold the truth.
      Veteran undercover cop D. Dragon (Ronald Cheng) and James are old time buddies; with an intention to take advantage of their relationship, Dragon proposes to his superior Sol (Peter So) to investigate this suspected substitute case. Sol sees this as a great opportunity to solve a major case before retirement and gives him full support.
      James’ beloved sister Gwen (Ava Liu) is born with a serious eye disease which requires early treatment, but the surgery is too expensive and unaffordable for James. Gwen’s only wish is for James to realise his dream of being a popular superstar before losing her sight totally. It is the motivation for James to join the male pageant “Mr. China” in hope to win the competition.
      On the other hand, Jiang (Tony Ho), the family security chief of the Lee’s, sends a group of guards led by Hang (Zhang Chi) to keep a close watch over James, a malicious plan seems to be forming…
      James and Dragon broke off in the past due to misunderstanding, and as Dragon began his undercover work, they lose contact altogether. Now that they reunite for this case, Dragon tries everything possible to trick James into telling him the truth of the accident. But James is tight-lipped, Dragon has no choice but to use the “truth serum”. Unexpectedly a mysterious figure drugs James in the meantime, he would be in critical condition has Dragon not taken him to the hospital in time.
      Out of gratitude, James finally spills the truth. Not only has James witnessed the course of the car accident, he has also recorded it with his mobile phone. Dragon realises the truth is not as simple as it first appears, and James unknowingly put himself in danger. Despite Dragon’s opposition, Sol decides to use James as bait to draw out the mastermind behind the case.
      Meanwhile, James, having a stardom dream and self-overestimated imitation talent, is invited by a renowned director to work abroad on his new international project. However, the shooting period overlaps with the court date of the case, which raises suspicion in Dragon who investigates further into the matter. It turns out that it is Jiang’s plan in an attempt to lure James to be absent on court. Jiang also injects Hang into the “Mr. China” competition, with a premeditated intention yet to be revealed…
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