A crooked Hong Kong cop designs a bomb disguised in a soda can and sells it to two Japanese traffickers; however, the cop's associate steals the bomb, not wishing for it to be used for evil... See full summary »
A crooked Hong Kong cop designs a bomb disguised in a soda can and sells it to two Japanese traffickers; however, the cop's associate steals the bomb, not wishing for it to be used for evil means. He hides the bomb before he is slain by the traffickers. The incident, afterward, brought together three witnesses mixed into the plot: a suave rock scientist, a wisecracking taxi driver and an overzealous biker. They must team up to locate the missing bomb before the dealers find it. Written by
This is one of Maggie's first films (she is billed as Margaret Cheung) and its about someone inventing an explosive in a soda can and looking to sell the idea to a few Japanese men. The creator's assistant has a conscience, tries to tell the police and is shot. Maggie (as Cat) is one of the three that witness this. The killers now have to chase her as well as the other two. Even given the slapstick which was and to a point still is prevalent in Hong Kong film, this film was annoying. It was shrill, too silly and kind of pointless. I wanted to laugh but could not really find a reason to. Maggie has been so much better in other films. Actually, when you think about it, it would be difficult to name another actress from anywhere who has built up this impressive a resume since 1980 (maybe Meryl Streep, but I'd pit Maggie against her any day). The film maker tries, but its too muddled a film, improbable and uninspired. Maggie was cutting her acting teeth on this one and, unless you want to see every film she has been in, you can avoid this one.
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