Breaking News is a Hong Kong action film starring Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung, Eddie Cheung, Simon Yam, and Maggie Shiu that was produced and directed by Johnnie To in 2004.
Breaking News had its world premiere at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, which was held outside of competition.
After a tragic shootout in which a police officer surrendered in apparent panic to the mobsters was videotaped and telecast by the local media, the Hong Kong Police Force found itself in a public relations problem. Inspector Cheung and his team are tasked with apprehending these mobsters, who are led by the astute and savvy Yuen.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Rebecca Fong leads a campaign by the Hong Kong Police Department to deceive the media and save the police force's reputation. Inspector Cheung leads his own team to search for the mobsters, with several gunfights breaking out in between. She sees an opportunity in a raid on the mobsters hiding out in an apartment, while Inspector Cheung leads his own team to search for the mobsters.
Yuen hides out at Yip's apartment, which he shares with Yip, a fumbling cab driver and single father of two children. Yip performs a sophisticated cat and mouse game with the police with the reluctant assistance of Yip's computer whiz son, releasing dubious photographs of the cops being vanquished to the media. Superintendent Fong foils the plan with her own ruses, such as distributing a sumptuous packed lunch to the several squads on duty. Following the loss of PTU officers in the initial raid attempt, SDU operators were dispatched to apprehend Yuen and his fellow mobsters.
Inspector Cheung is successful in apprehending Yuen, but only after a high-octane chase and shooting action in which Fong is kept captive.
Richie Jen as Yuen Kelly Chen as Superintendent Rebecca Fong Nick Cheung as Inspector Cheung Eddie Cheung as Eric Yeung Benz Hui as Hoi Lam Suet as Yip You Yong as Chun Ding Haifeng as Lung Li Haitao as Chung Simon Yam as Asst. Commissioner Wong (special appearance) Alan Chui Chung-San as Chun's target Maggie Shiu as Grace Chow (special appearance) Wong Chi-wai as Wang Wong Wah-wo as White Hair