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Huang jia shi jie (1985)

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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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Inspector Ng
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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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This movie started a new wave of female action movies. 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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"Police Assassins" AKA "Yes, Madam!" marked the first action role of the now internationally famous Michelle Yeoh, and established her as one of THE top female stars in her field. When you see the movie, it's easy to understand her success: she moves, shoots, fights and poses with the speed and confidence of a veteran, as well as with the enthusiasm of a rookie. The film also marked the Honk Kong debut of the fierce Cynthia Rothrock, who is generally considered to have done her best work in this part of the world and not later in America. Essentially this is a female buddy-cop film, except that the rivalry between the two women doesn't last as long as in most male examples of the genre, and they soon join forces to get the bad guys. The most notable among those is Dick Wei, the kind of guy who doesn't pull any punches when he fights women (check out his fights with Cynthia Khan in "In The Line Of Duty 3"), which ends up making both him AND the women look good. There are some overextended "slapstick" sequences that don't really fit with the violent style of the movie (particularly those with Tsui Hark), but the action scenes deliver what they promise. *** out of 4.


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