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Huang jia shi jie (1985)

Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »

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John Sham ...
Strepsil
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Aspirin
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Panadol
James Tien ...
Tin Wai-Keung
Dick Wei ...
Dick
Fat Chung ...
Mad-dog
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Chief Inspector Wong
Wai Shum ...
Tin's Lawyer
Michael Harry ...
Richard Nornen
Eddie Maher ...
Thug with Fake Passport
Kei Mai ...
Flasher in Video Store (as Chi Mi)
Chau Sang Lau ...
Curry (as Li Ka)
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Officer Bo
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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass onto a forger friend Panadol (Tsui Hark). Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to the case, along with Inspector Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard. The investigation leads the cops to the bumbling crooks and soon they are on Triad leader Tin's (James Tien) tail, he will stop at nothing to get the incriminating film back and with his hitman and bodyguard (Dick Wei) at his side, he proves too much for the inspectors to catch using legal means, in frustration they give up their badges and go after Tin alone. Written by themoviedb.org

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30 November 1985 (Hong Kong)  »

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At one point, production was halted for three days on account of a monsoon. Cynthia Rothrock, who had just arrived in Hong Kong, was unable to leave her hotel for the duration of the rainy period. See more »

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As Inspector Morris kicks a man over her head, she moves away from her (fake) leg. See more »

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A bit too much cringe-worthy Chinese comedy, but the quality of martial arts more than made up for it.
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Moments of slapstick comedy are nothing but expected when Sammmo Hung makes an appearance, however it may be a touch overdone here in this sub-genre defining "femme-fatale" flick. Two female officers of the law present themselves as hard-hitting women which should be shown absolute respect, but another group of protagonists weighs them down and the overall result is more comedic than dramatic. There simply wasn't enough Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock on-screen to provide sufficient character development, but even at a basic level it works to support the crime investigation story (which is also very simple). A reel of film ends up being passed around Hong Kong as a triad corporation tries to obtain and destroy it in order to avoid the legal consequences attached. Meanwhile, a group of idiotic underdogs inadvertently become mixed up with the triad affair, as well as our two female hero cops Yeoh and Rothrock. The adventure is goofy yet fun, and the finale will take your breath away in terms of martial arts prowess. This is an iconic movie of both Hong Kong action cinema and the femme- fatale sub genre, and if your mildly interested in either you'll have a great time with this one. - 7/10


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