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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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The genre of The Viral Factor is Action,Drama,Thriller.
The runtime of The Viral Factor is 122 minutes.
On January 14, 2022, there were 4422 public reaction to The Viral Factor including thrilling ride at finish, most accomplished, most ambitious, white-knuckled, straining credibility.
The release date of The Viral Factor is January 19, 2012.
The full version of The Viral Factor is provided by Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video
On January 14, 2022, 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.
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 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.
The Viral Factor won 2013 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2012 Huading Award, 2012 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival.