Seoul Raiders

Seoul Raiders

Country: Hong Kong

Status: Complete

Released: 2004

Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Thriller, MOVIE

Plot: It's been five years since Tokyo Raiders was a Lunar New Year hit, and nobody was really clamoring for a sequel. Regardless, they made one anyway: Seoul Raiders. Director Jingle Ma, whose last film was the egregious Silver Hawk, brings back Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Lam, the toughest Chinese private eye in Tokyo, and a secret member of the Japanese Security Bureau. Lam is essentially a secret agent who possesses free reign to engage in whatever law enforcement—or chaos-creating undercover activity—that he chooses. His latest target: "The Avenger", a set of flawless counterfeiting plates created by Middle Eastern interests as a way of sticking it to the United States. Lam steals them from a lockup in Central, and manages to escape with a pack of suit-clad baddies AND cat burglar JJ (Shu Qi) on his tail. But Lam is double-crossed by his CIA contact, Chinese-American agent Owen (Richie Ren), who drugs Lam and takes off with the plates.