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A-1頭條 (2004)
A-1
Alias: A-1 Headline
Origin: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese 
Genre: Drama 
Rating: II A (Hong Kong) 
Theatrical Run (HK): 09/09/2004 - 09/29/2004
Box Office: HK $2,516,697
 
Directors
  Gordon Chan Kar-Seung
  Rico Chung Kai-Cheong
 
Screenwriters
  Gordon Chan Kar-Seung
  Rico Chung Kai-Cheong
 
Action Choreographer
  Dante Lam Chiu-Yin
 
Producers
  Gordon Chan Kar-Seung
  Fruit Chan Goh
  Jimmy Law Kwok-Keung
  Stephen Lam Bing-Kwan
 
 
Cast
  Angelica Lee Sin-Je ... Elaine Tse
  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang ... Lam Hei Fei
  Edison Chen Koon-Hei ... Kevin
  Eric Kot Man-Fai ... Ma Jai
  Gordon Lam Ka-Tung ... Tony
  Tony Leung Ka-Fai ... Terence Tsang Tat-si
  Lo Wai-Luk    
  Joel Chan San-Chung ... Sean Cheung
  Sophie Wong Siu-Yin ... Britt
  Miao Chang-Jun    
  Cara Chan Siu-Wan    
  Dante Lam Chiu-Yin ... Ken/Kim
  Uncle Ba Suk ... Boss of Newspaper
  Qinnie Chan Kwan-Yee ... Modeling Agency manager
  Tsui Kwai-San ... Cheung Hwa Lam
  Simon Cheung Yuk-San ... Uncle Fat
  Kam Wing-Kit ... In-debt policeman
  Wong Kim-Ping ... Tsang's pregnant secretary
  Yu Hang-Ting ... Newspaper's staff
  Tina Cheng Pui-Na ... Newspaper's staff
  Chan For-Qiao ... Reporter
  Tommy Leung Pok-Yan ... Brother Hung fei's debt collector
  Gary Lee Yiu-Tong ... Brother Seven
  Tsang Chi-Chung ... CID
  Lee Kai-Kit ... CID
  Roderick Lam Chung-Kei ... Sean's bodyguard
  Luk Man-Wai ... Sean's bodyguard
  Khera Johnny ... Fei's boss
 
Production Companies
  Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd.
  People's Productions Ltd.
  Go Film Distribution Ltd.
  Panorama Entertainment Company Limited
 
Distributor
  Panorama Distributions Company Limited (Hong Kong)
 
First Assistant Director
  Gary Mak Wing-Lun
 
Second Assistant Director
  Ralph Chau Chi-Ho
 
Script Supervisor
  Chan Ho-Ming (1)
 
Director of Photography
  Nau Yee-Shun
 
2nd Unit Cinematographer
  Andy Kwong Ting-Wo
 
Steadycam Operator
  Yip Siu-Ching
 
Focus Puller
  Billy Ko Ching-Kam
 
Camera Assistant
  Larry Fung Kwong-Yue   Ng Wing-Yiu (2)   Wan Wai-Lun (2)
 
Gaffer
  Wong Chi-Ming (2)   Edward Choi Lai-Hung
 
2nd Unit Lighting
  Louis Yee Siu-Ping
 
Best Boy
  Chan Hon-Sung
 
Electrician
  Ng Ting-Kwan   Alan Mak Kwok-Leung   Leung Wing-Kuen
 
Art Director
  Ringo Fung Gai-Fai
 
Art Assistant
  Longmond Leung Lok-Man
 
Costume Designer
  Law King-Fai
 
Costume Assistant
  Phoebe Wong Ga-Yee
 
Wardrobe
  Tong Ping
 
Makeup
  Michelle Wong Yuk-Ting   Annabella Chan Sze-Ting
 
Hair Stylist
  Gloria Lam Wai-Lok
 
Editor
  Cheung Ka-Fai
 
Props Master
  Hung Hin-Fat
 
Props
  Spencer Ng Chung-Wai   Tse Fu-Kei
 
Sound Mixer
  Leung Li-Chi
 
Boom Operator
  Lee Hing-Keung
 
Music
  Johnny Yeung Kei-Cheung
 
Car Stunts Director
  Bruce Law Lai-Yin
 
Presenter
  Allan Fung Yi-Ching
 
Planning
  Debbie Lam Suk-Yin
 
Production Manager
  Louis Wong Chun-Kau
 
Assistant Production Manager
  Martha Fung Kin-Yan
 
Unit Manager
  Water Hung Kai-Shui
 
Set Runner
  Yuen Ka-Ho   Lo Yuk-Sing
 
Still Photographer
  Catherine Lo Pui-Ling
 
Tea Lady
  Pauline Lau Po-Lin
 
Explosives
  Bruce Law Lai-Yin
 
Special Effects
  Cubists Limited
 
Visual Effects Director
  Stephen Ma Man-Yin
 
Sound Designer
  Lam Siu-Yu   Poon Wai-Kei   Stan Yau Kwok-Leung
 
Re-Recording Mixer
  Lam Siu-Yu   Stan Yau Kwok-Leung   Poon Wai-Kei
 
Dialogue Recording
  Cuson Liu Ka-Man   Chan Shing-Kin (1)
 
Dialogue Editing
  Cuson Liu Ka-Man   Chan Shing-Kin (1)
 
Post-Production
  Showreel Film Facilities
 
Post-Production Coordinator
  Sharon Lam Suk-Ching
 
Mandarin Dubbing
  An Hiu-Tao
 
Equipment
  Toplight Engineering Limited
 
Insurance
  TUI Insurance Consultants Limited
 
Film Stock
  Kodak (Hong Kong) Ltd.
 
Optical Transfer
  Showreel Film Facilities
 
Laboratory
  Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Ltd.
 
Subtitles
  True Technic Facilities Limited
 
 
Summary
  Three weeks ago, a fashion model named Helen, rumoured girlfried of a tycoon's son Cheung shing-chi, was found dead at home. Cheung was there when she died. Oddly enough, there is no newspaper coverage of the incident at all. The Police conducts a low-profile investigation, and eradicate the fact that Cheung was on the scene. The case is classified as an ordinary suicide. Three weeks later, Peter, a journalist covering breaking news, obtains from a source this shocking piece of news, and plans to make it a cover story on the newspaper. With all crucial evidence in hand, Peter is killed coincidentally in a traffic accident on the way back. The leads all vanish into thin air, and Peter's death, the Police concludes, in caused by an ordinary traffic accident. Ling is a fashion columnist who provides readers with shopping tips. The biggest pursuit in her life is to have fun, and her extravagance puts her in a debt too heavy to repay. Still nothing can make her break the shopaholic habit. Ling is Peter's girlfriend, and she has just split up with him the day before he dies. The accident upsets her even though she decides not to love again. Her partner, newspaper photographer Kei Jai, who has a crush on her, tries to be her solace in the hope of being considered her new love. Sadly things do not go the way he wants as a guy named Lam Hei-fei comes between them. Fei and Ma Jai earns a living as a debt collector for a bank. They sometimes get themselves into debt too. One day after Peter's death, they come to Ling to collect debt. Fei, an eyewitness on the scene, is certain that Peter's death is more than just an accident, behind which there must be a conspiracy going on. Ling is torn between belief and doubt. But the weird, suspicious act and an excessive concern that Chief Editor Tsang Tat-si recently displays convince her of what Fei says. Ling pleads for the assistance of both Fei and Ma Jai. With Kei Jai also volunteering to help, the quartet embarks on a journley to track down the truth. Fei possesses a mind of detective's because he used to be trained as a cop. He was sacked for conceating the fact that he fell in heavy debt, and hence dragged his partner Ah Tong under interrogation. Ah Tong suffers disciplinary penalty and is deprived of the prospect of being promoted. Fei, since then, has lead a dreadful and languished life, spending the day collecting debts to repay his own. Dealing mostly with fashion updates in their jobs, Ling and Kei Jai attempt to crack the case with their unprofessional approach, which only ends up in failures, and even getting themselves in danger of being killed. Luckily Fei showed up in time to rescue them. He and Ma Jei later discover that the tycoon's son Cheung Shing-chi is implicated in the case. So they try to trade the evidence with him for a life out of impoverishment. As the case starts to come to light, things get complicated again. It stuns Fei that it was Ah Tong and his ex-colleagues who handled Helen's suicide case that night. Fei do not believe good cops like them would do something iniquitous. It is, however, too late to call a halt. Ling somehow has an astonishing power that keeps him going on, a reason beyond his understanding. There seems to be some unspeakable excuses that explain the suspicious act of Chief Editor Tsang Tat-si. As Ling gets hold of the leads that unquestionably will outrage the society once it hits the headline, the newspaper corporation, to her shock, has already been the new acquisition to Cheung Shing-chi's father, who now becomes her boss. Tsang, nevertheless, surprises everybody by standing firmly to the principles of journalism, sticking to the plan of making a cover story about Cheung Shing-chi and his father, who bribe some police officers to conceal their involvement in the murder. Things seem to settle until Fei and Kei Jai reveal, from a different angle, the truth of the story. There is no such conspiratorial plot as it is thought. Crimes are not so rampant in this world as we may assume. After all, how much truth will tomorrow's headline news reveal?