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In the Line of Duty (1986)
"Wong ga jin si" (original title)

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Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Michelle Yip, HK CID (as Michelle Khan)
Michael Wong, Security Guard
Peter Yamamoto, Interpol Agent
Ying Bai ...
Final avenging gangmember
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
King Chan
Kwok Kuen Chan
Wai-Man Chan ...
Harvey Lee / Tiger
Ching-yuen Che
Jing Chen ...
Mang-Ha Cheng
Paul Chun ...
Chubby escort policeman
Suzuki Himichi
Yun Ho
Mary Hon


Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend time with his wife and daughter. They form an alliance when they foil a hijacking on a plane flying a mob prisoner from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The mobster and his would-be rescuer die; this sets off two avengers who were their blood brothers. Our three cops become the targets. A high-speed chase, a car bomb, the destruction of a nightclub, a spectacular suicide, dead bystanders, and a flying coffin litter the landscape by the end. Written by <>

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police | coffin | blood | kung fu | aviation | See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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26 June 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

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Wong ga jin si  »

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1.85 : 1
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Followed by Di xia bing gong chang (1991) See more »

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One of Michelle Yeoh's Finest!!
10 March 2004 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is some of Michelle Yeoh's best work, alongside Magnificent Warriors and Yes Madam (A.K.A. In The Line of Duty or Police Assassins). This movie has a mix of drama, hard-hitting action, and comedy (little less on comedy though).

In my opinion, this movie could've done without Michael Wong. He tries to create a lovable character but he just seemed to get in the way of the movie. Well, I guess the movie needed some comedy. I appreciate the casting of Henry Sanada (Hiroyuki Sanada) in the film. After Ninja in the Dragon's Den, I was hoping he would continue to pursue action flicks. His martial arts skills always seems to impress me. His character in the film is portrayed as cool and slick, but if provoked, can be aggressive. Michelle Yeoh's character is very dedicated to her work as a police officer. She will enforce the law by any means.

The action in this film was very excellent and brutal. The club scene was the best. I'm pretty sure the actors and actresses had to use some ointment to take care of the bruises after some of the scenes. Groundwork dominated this film. I really didn't notice wirework.

Overall, this a great film. The replay value is very high. Besides the action, drama and a little comedy gave the film a good mix. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Final Judgement: ****/****

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