“Sniper Standoff” Airs September 9
Revered as one of Asia’s top tactical teams, the Special Duties Unit is no doubt the elite of the Hong Kong Police Force. When it comes to the best of these elite, there is no contesting that the unit’s highly-trained snipers are the ones that deserve the most credit.
TVB’s upcoming Sniper Standoff <神鎗狙擊>, produced by Kwan Wing Chung (關永忠), stars Eddie Cheung (張兆輝) as Ko Chun Kin and Michael Tse (謝天華) as Lee Ho Yeung, two top SDU snipers trained by former SDU drillmaster, Sheung Koon Tin (Joseph Lee 李國麟). Kin and Yeung consider Tin as a father-figure, and the trio work closely on field missions.
Kin is calm and disciplined. Yeung is impulsive and ambitious. In one mission, Yeung violates a law and is investigated by the internal affairs. Kin testifies against Yeung on court, causing Yeung to be dismissed from the police force. Kin and Yeung went from friends to foes.
After leaving the force, Yeung is hired to work at a yacht company by Ting Sheung Sin (Chun Wong 秦煌), a famous businessman. Yeung and Ting’s daughter, Ting Hau (Alice Chan 陳煒), become close colleagues.
Meanwhile, Wong Yeuk Ling (Kathy Chow 周海媚), a seemingly average career woman, becomes involved in a money laundry crime. She gets shot in the head during an SDU crackdown operation, and although Ling survived, a bullet remains lodged in her head. Kin is determined to help free Ling from her troubled past, and although Ling is innocent, Kin’s good friend Inspector Sheung Koon Ming Chu (Kate Tsui 徐子珊) of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau (OCTB) believes that Ling’s involvement in the case was not of ignorance.
Chu, the daughter of Tin, admires Kin and is good friends with Yeung. Though dearly loved by Tin, Chu finds it difficult to please her father, who holds a traditional view of valuing men’s skills over women’s. Chu works hard in the force to garner acceptance from her father.
Obtaining high marks on marksmanship competitions, Lai Chun (Eliza Sam 岑麗香) becomes the only female SDU officer in the team. Although she is an exceptional sniper, team leader Kin refuses to send Chun to the field. Yeung, however, admires Chun’s endurance and proceeds to train Chun himself.
Closely collaborating with the OCTB, the SDU officers engage in several life-threatening missions throughout the series, such as countering terrorism and protecting prominent political figures. Action-packed and thrilling, Sniper Standoff includes many extreme car chases, fast pursuits, and explosions.
Sniper Standoff premieres on Monday, September 9, on TVB.
“Sniper Standoff” Trailer #1
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Source: TVB Zone # 845 via ihktv.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.