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A Hearty Response (1986)
"Yi gai yun tian" (original title)

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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 »

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Ho Ting-Bon (as Chow Yun Fat)
Joey Wang ...
Kwong Sun
Fong Liu ...
Cheong Yan
Paul Chun ...
Lui Tak
Heung Kam Lee ...
Ting-Bon's Mother
Lai-Yin Poon ...
Judy
Wai Shum ...
Snake Man
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Hung
Kent Cheng ...
Beat Cop
Wan-Si Wong ...
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Ying Kwan Lok ...
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San Yan Siao ...
Wan's Husband
Kwok-Kin Ng ...
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Pak Fei ...
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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 Oliver Chu

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Schizophrenic HK mix
8 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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