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The Viral Factor

2012-01-19 | Action / Drama
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International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia who was raised by his father, a gambler. Jon takes a flight to Malaysia to find his brother, Yeung. On the plane he forms a bond with Dr. Kan, who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, Yeung tries to kidnap the doctor and when Jon intervenes, he's also taken hostage. The two soon realize they're brothers, and decide to work together in order to keep the criminals behind the kidnappings from reinfecting the world of a disease long thought cured.
Director: Dante Lam
Stars: Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse

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International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia who was raised by his father, a gambler. Jon takes a flight to Malaysia to find his brother, Yeung. On the plane he forms a bond with Dr. Kan, who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, Yeung tries to kidnap the doctor and when Jon intervenes, he's also taken hostage. The two soon realize they're brothers, and decide to work together in order to keep the criminals behind the kidnappings from reinfecting the world of a disease long thought cured..
The full version of The Viral Factor is provided by Vudu , Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video
The Viral Factor won 2013 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2012 Huading Award, 2012 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival.
The runtime of The Viral Factor is 122 minutes.
The director of The Viral Factor is Dante Lam.
On April 22, 2021, there were 4408 public reaction to The Viral Factor including for heartbroken viewers, for pandemic era, build a scene, healing, whodunit.
The casts of The Viral Factor are Jay Chou starring as Wan Fei / Jon, Nicholas Tse starring as Wan Yang / Yeung, Andy On starring as Sean Wong, Bai Bing starring as Ice, Lin Peng starring as Dr Rachel Kan, Liu Kai-Chi starring as Wan Tian.
On April 22, 2021, the IMDB rating of The Viral Factor is 5.9/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 56/100, Metacritic rating is 32/100, TMDB rating is 5.0/10.
The genre of The Viral Factor is Action,Drama,Thriller.