An undercover police officer posed as a 15-year-old schoolboy for four months to trap dozens in a Triad gang.

Stephen Chow in Fight Back to School
Stephen Chow in Fight Back to School

The officer, whose real age and identity have been kept secret, posed as a student from October 2005 to January 2006 using a tactic from a 1991 movie “Fight Back to School”, featuring Hong Kong superstar Stephen Chow.

The officer made friends with the gangsters operating in and around the school and watched them deal drugs, recruit students and beat up other students, according to testimony at the trial of one suspect.

A ringleader of the gang was jailed for 14 months after being convicted of drug trafficking, assault and engaging in triad-related activities at Thursday’s hearing. [Metro]

Hong Kong’s Triad gangs (δΈ‰εˆζœƒ) are secret societies that operate drug trafficking syndicates and protection rackets. Hong Kong police estimate that they are responsible for 3 per cent of all crime in the city.

In Fight Back to School, Stephen Chow goes undercover as a student at a Hong Kong high school to recover a senior officer’s missing revolver, and accidentally exposed a triad gang. It was a comedic movie… but it doesn’t sound fun at all when the undercover happens in real life.


Hong Kong star Chow Yun Fat has confirmed to join the live adaptation of “Dragon Ball”.

Master Roshi of Dragon Ball manga
Master Roshi

Chow Yun Fat will play the comedic Master Roshi, Goku’s mentor; Goku is the main character in Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball is one of the most popular manga (and anime) of all time. Hollywood studio Twentieth Century Fox creates a huge buzz among Dragon Ball fans when they announced the making of the live movie in Oct 2007.

Hong Kong star Stephen Chow is the producer, James Wong the director.

This is the first time that Stephen Chow and Chow Yun Fat have joined hands in a movie; both of them are among the biggest stars for the past 2 decades in Hong Kong (probably Asian) entertainment world.

Other main casts that have been confirmed include Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, Joon Park and Eriko Tamura.

Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Chow is working with Hollywood studio Twentieth Century Fox to produce a live movie adapted from popular Japanese manga “Dragon Ball”.

Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z

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