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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Ng
Cynthia Rothrock ...
Inspector Carrie Morris
John Sham ...
Strepsil
Hoi Mang ...
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)
Po Tai ...
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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Amazing action scenes that exceeded my expectations
25 May 2006 | by (Naperville, IL) – See all my reviews

So here it is -- Yes, Madam -- Michelle Yeoh's first starring role, back in 1985. I'd been wanting to see this one for a few years. I was a bit worried because the DVD appeared to be a bootleg once it arrived, but it worked fine, so I won't complain. But wow, Yeoh was so amazing in the film. She had won the title of Miss Malaysia just a couple years earlier, for damn good reason, but she took her start in the action genre seriously and trained hard for a few months before shooting began. Sammo Hung himself was the producer (and has a cameo, along with half the industry), and he was looking for two female leads, to make something different from the typical male buddy-cop films. For a co-star they got Cynthia Rothrock, who was making her start in the genre as well. Though she was the real deal as far as martial arts skill. I was interested in the film more for Yeoh but Rothrock certainly held her own. Well, with the action, not the acting, ha ha.

Now then, the average American audience might not think much of the movie. It's full of the kind of very odd and stupid HK humor that I've gotten used to. But Yeoh shines in every moment she's on screen, and the action scenes are incredible. In particular the final fights near the end of the film had me as excited as being at a Bulls game. I couldn't believe some of the stuff they were pulling off. My heart goes out to those stunt men!! The actual final minute of the film caught me off guard, though it was realistic. But damn... that ten minutes or so of fighting was among the best I've ever seen.


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