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Cold War

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Cold War
Cold War (2012) Poster.jpg
Film poster
Country HKG.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by Sunny Luk
Longman Leung
Release Date 2012
Language Cantonese
Studio EDKO Films
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Stars Shine Blue Seas Productions
Distributor EDKO Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Deputy Commissioner Sean Lau Aaron Kwok
Deputy Commissioner Waise Lee Tony Leung Ka Fai
Senior Superintendent Albert Kwong Gordon Lam Ka-tung
Senior Superintendent Vincent Tsui Chin Kar-Lok
Billy Cheung Aarif Rahman
Michael Shek Andy On
Chan Bun Byron Mann

Cold War (Chinese Title: 寒戰) is a 2012 Hong Kong police thriller directed by Sunny Luk and Longman Leung. After five HKPF officers are taken hostage by a mysterious gang of kidnappers during a routine patrol, rival deputy police commissioners Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and Waise Lee (Tony Leung Ka Fai) fight to take control of the rescue operation, codenamed "COLD WAR". While attempting to free the hostages, Lau and Lee are unwittingly drawn into a larger, more sinister conspiracy within the Hong Kong Police Force.

The following weapons were used in the film Cold War:


SIG-Sauer P250 Compact

The SIG-Sauer P250 Compact is the primary firearm used by senior HKPF officers throughout the film. Deputy Commissioner Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and Senior Superintendent Vincent Tsui (Chin Kar-Lok) are seen using their P250s during the highway ambush. Deputy Commissioner Waise Lee (Tony Leung Ka Fai) is seen handing his weapon to his son near the ending. Senior Superintendents Albert Kwong (Gordon Lam Ka-tung) is also seen with the pistol. Head kidnapper and ex-cop Chan Bun (Byron Mann) also uses one in a later scene.

Note: In real life, the SIG-Sauer P250 Compact (DCc) is the standard sidearm of HKPF officers in the criminal investigation units, having replaced the Colt Detective Special revolver.

SIG-Sauer P250 Compact - 9x19mm
Deputy Commissioner Lau fires his sidearm after being ambushed on the highway.
Lau runs out of ammunition for his P250.
Deputy Commissioner Lee loads his weapon.
Lee holds out the handgun to his son.
Chan Bun aims his P250 Compact.

SIG-Sauer P228

A kidnapper is briefly seen with a SIG-Sauer P228 while moving the hostages to another location.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm.
The hostages are moved by the kidnappers.

Glock 17

Glock 17 pistols with tactical lights are used by Special Duties Unit (SDU) officers when they storm a ship looking for the hostages and later while confronting the kidnappers in an office tower.

In reality, the Glock 17 pistols in the force were equipped with an Insight M3 Tactical Illuminator since the 1990s. This setting was used by several units in the force including the Special Duties Unit (SDU), Airport Security Unit (ASU) and the Marine Police (MP).

Glock 17 3rd Gen with Surefire weaponlight attachment - 9x19mm
A SDU officer with a Glock 17 opens a hatch.
SDU officers react to an explosion.


Smith & Wesson Model 10

Uniformed HKPF officers use Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers as their standard issue sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special.
Officers prepare to open a van's door.


Remington 870

A Remington 870 shotgun with a tactical light is used by Chan Bun when he ambushes Deputy Commissioner Lau on a highway.

Remington 870 with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 12 gauge.
Bun blasts Lau's taxi with a round from his Remington 870.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

A HKPF officer wields a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 while searching a suspicious vehicle.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group - 9x19mm.
An officer gets out of a police cruiser with a MP5A2 in hand.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

SDU officers are mostly armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns with Surefire dedicated weaponlights. A kidnapper also uses one in the final shootout after retrieving it from a fallen SDU officer.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and flash hider - 9x19mm
SDU officers search the ship.
A kidnapper fires a captured MP5A3.
SDU officers return fire.
SDU officers advance past Deputy Commissioner Lee.


M4A1 Carbine

Some of the SDU operators, most notably Commander Michael Shek (Andy On), use M4A1 carbines. The M4A1s are all equipped with foregrips, tactical lights, Magpul CTR buttstocks and Aimpoint red dot sights.

Note: In reality, the SDU are equipped with Knight's Armament SR-16 carbines. The SR16s are all equipped with a KAC Foregrip, Surefire M962V Tactical Light, old style M4 buttstocks and Aimpoint ML2 red dot sights.

M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
SDU operators prepare to storm a cargo ship.
A closeup of a M4A1 Carbine. Note Ambi-selector.
Michael fires his M4A1.
Michael aims his M4A1.


The kidnappers use an AKS-47 rifle to threaten the hostages, and later while ambushing Deputy Commissioner Lau on the highway.

Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
The kidnappers threaten a hostage with an AKS-47.
A kidnapper fires an AKS-47 from his van.
The kidnapper covers his comrade as he hijacks another car.
The kidnapper fires his AKS-47 at Superintendent Tsui's approaching car.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

SDU snipers use an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifle to cover the assault teams when they raid a ship looking for the hostages.

Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO
An Accuracy International AW is positioned near the ship.


Gas Launcher

The kidnappers use a launcher to fire a smoke grenade into a police van.

The kidnappers fire a smoke grenade.


The kidnappers use a cache of high-grade fireworks as improvised rocket launchers to fend off Michael's SDU team during the climatic gun battle. In real life, fireworks are illegal to possess without a permit from the government.

A SDU entry team is blasted by a cartload of fireworks.

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