Shock Wave


Shock Wave Storyline

When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.

Shock Wave is a 2017 Hong Kong-Chinese action film written and directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau. Wikipedia
Initial release: April 19, 2017
Cantonese: Caak3 Daan2 Zyun1 Gaa1
Mandarin: Chāi Dàn Zhuān Jiā

Box office: 58.82 million USD

Andy Lau plays the head of the bomb dismantling division of the police who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of robbers who use bombs. This gang’s careless actions when life is concern made this cop take drastic measures to bring them down. Because of this, the bad guy seeks revenge from this cop by taking his hostage negotiation to get his brother back very personal.

And the bad guy for this movie was really bad ass. Just that right touch of evil that only makes the good guy that is Andy Lau look better.

A very instance thriller that’s very action packed, but there was also a sub story about Andy Lau’s character finding love with a school teacher. It’s rare that I’ve seen people kissing in Chinese Cinema. Maybe I’m watching the wrong movies, but I’ve seen Chinese action movies in which the lead star has girlfriends or wives, but they never touch each other, and even though I grew up in America were our action heroes go beyond touching the leading ladies, it was odd to watch Lau give so very long and romantic kisses to his leading lady.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau Andy Lau
Cheung J.S.
Wu Jiang Wu Jiang
Peng Hong
Jia Song Jia Song
Carmen Li
Philip Keung Philip Keung
Kong Y.W.
Ron Ng Ron Ng
Leo Zi-yi Wang Leo Zi-yi Wang
Biao Hong
Felix Wong Felix Wong
Officer Chow
Sau Sek Sau Sek
Wan H.F.
Kai Chi Liu Kai Chi Liu
Yim Kwok Wing
Cheung Chun Kit Cheung Chun Kit
Kai-Chung Cheung Kai-Chung Cheung
Lam Chun
Wong Tin Lok Wong Tin Lok
Babyjohn Choi
Joseph Kwok Lun Lee Joseph Kwok Lun Lee
CHT Chief Engineer Tunnei
Ying Kwan Lok Ying Kwan Lok
Berry (Lok’s father)
Yeung-Ming Wan Yeung-Ming Wan


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