After a botched attempt to nab a drug smuggler in a parking garage, police detectives Ho Ting-Bon (Yun-Fat Chow) and Cheong Yan (Fong Liu) accidentally cause a runaway car to hit a young ... See full summary »
The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas. They are known as "The Pigtails" for the ... See full summary »
Without having met, a famous orchestra conductor and a beautiful woman seem destined to be together. They see one another's faces in their dreams, reflected in mirrors, and in crowded streets before finally meeting in person.
The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but... See full summary »
A retired old west killer sets up a hotel for vagrants and wayward souls called Peace Hotel. When a woman with a gang on her tail attempts to hide there the owner of the hotel must revert to his old ways to protect his hotel.
The tragic story of Fat Cat, a intellectually disabled man who endures the mistreatment of the local villagers, and Koko, the idealistic social worker who tries to give him a better life. ... See full summary »
Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, ... See full summary »
A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.
After a botched attempt to nab a drug smuggler in a parking garage, police detectives Ho Ting-Bon (Yun-Fat Chow) and Cheong Yan (Fong Liu) accidentally cause a runaway car to hit a young woman, Kwong Sun (Joey Wang), who is in the city illegally. Sun then fakes amnesia in order to protect her illegal identity, and is put-up for several nights by Bon. While Sun struggles to find her identity papers in Hong Kong and relatives to take her in, Bon feels compelled to let her stay in his home. However, Sun can only fake her amnesia for so long. Written by
During their last (botched) operation, Hong Kong cops Chow Yun-Fat and Lui Fong accidentally cause the slight head injury of a pretty young woman. Because she has entered the country illegally, and has no other place to live, she pretends that she has amnesia and that she thinks Yun-Fat is her husband. He feels guilty about her "condition", so he lets her stay in his house. But there is someone from her past stalking her, with bad intentions...
"A Hearty Response" is a film that could only have been made in Hong Kong. Is there any other country that would even attempt to combine pleasant (and often funny) slapstick comedy, sweet romance, heartfelt melodrama, wild/crazy/furious action and sleazy, misogynistic violence in one film? Is there any other film that contains both brutal rape and a scene in which a boy urinates into the mouth of a man pretending to be unconscious? Chow Yun-Fat fans should certainly not expect anything like "The Killer" here. If you can live with that, I would recommend this picture, but with serious reservations, as its schizophrenic nature makes it not for all tastes. (**1/2)
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