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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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Michelle Yip, HK CID (as Michelle Khan)
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Michael Wong, Security Guard
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Peter Yamamoto, Interpol Agent
Ying Bai ...
Final avenging gangmember
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Reporter
King Chan
Kwok Kuen Chan
Wai-Man Chan ...
Harvey Lee / Tiger
Ching-yuen Che
Jing Chen ...
Lou
Mang-Ha Cheng
Paul Chun ...
Chubby escort policeman
Suzuki Himichi
Yun Ho
Mary Hon
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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 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Brutal action and sappy melodrama
11 May 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Fine follow up to Yes Madam. Not nearly as witty, but heavier on action (most of the scenes are very exciting with extremely tough baddies).

The last baddy is particularly good, with a silly mocking smile and grin. I loved the scene where he shoots the TV set.

The plot is by turns clever and cliched, and the "music" makes the whole thing feel much more cheesy than it otherwise would. Really, in some of these 80's Hong Kong films the DVD's should have an option of removable soundtracks. Alot of the films such as this would come across much stronger now without a synthesizer in the background banging away. Of course this would remove the campy bad guy forte chord which I know many viewers are endeared to.

Those who enjoy hard-edged action over wit might even prefer this to Yes Madam as the best of Michelle Yeoh's early action films.


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