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Tiger on Beat (1988)
"Lo foo chut gang" (original title)

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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.


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Credited cast:
Sgt. Francis Li (as Chow Yun Fat)
Nina Li Chi ...
Marydonna (as Li Chi)
Conan Lee ...
CID Officer Michael Tso
Norman Chu ...
Poison Snake Ping (as Tsui Shui Keung)
Fai, the Hitman (as Gordon Liu)
Shirley Ng ...
Mimi Li, Francis' sister
Phillip Ko ...
Heroin dealer (as Ko Fai)
Tommy Tam
David Chiang ...
Police Suprintendant (as John Keung)
Police Inspector Jim Pak
Lydia Shum ...
Department store staff (as Sun Tin Ha)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chia Yung Liu ...
Sour Puss
Fui-On Shing ...
Dummy (as Sing Fui Ann)
Lung Ti ...


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.

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19 March 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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The chainsaws in the movie were not on for the fight, but actually had incense inside them to make them look like they were smoking. See more »


The amount of raw eggs in the glass in the cafe. See more »


[first lines]
Francis Li: Hey, wake up! Wake up! Hey, wake up, and put on your clothes! My wife's home! Hey!
Dummy's Wife: You have a wife?
Francis Li: Whatever. Put on your clothes! I'll explain it to you another day.
Dummy's Wife: What do you mean "Put on my clothes?" This is my home!
Francis Li: Your home? Then, who's the person trying to get in?
Dummy's Wife: Oh! My husband's back!
Francis Li: Your husband? Why didn't you tell me earlier?
Dummy's Wife: I told you! You just pretended not to understand.
Francis Li: I'm deaf! When I hit on you, you should've said something!
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Composed by Teddy Robin Kwan
Lyrics by James Wong, Nieh Chun, and Mak Chi Ho
Sung by Maria Cordero
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18 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Version: Cantonese, with English subtitles (by SBS)

Hong Kong cops can do anything - including jumping off bridges, trucks, cars, shoot anything they want, all while not wearing any pants as they chase a suspect. Of course, being Hong Kong cops, they could just approach a random bystander, flash their badge, and say "I'm requisitioning your pants". If I were Chow Yun Fat, its what I'd do.

'Tiger on the Beat' has all of that and more (except for the requisitioning of pants), including the obligatory English and American bad guys. Chow Yun Fat is buddied up with Conan Lee to take on a drug syndicate, and then the fun begins. The movie begins in an entertaining light-hearted action/comedy sort of way, but as the movie progresses, turns more into an excellent action movie, getting better and better along the way. Chow Yun Fat gets to drink raw eggs, and wet his pants when a gun is pointed at him. Obviously this isn't the Chow Yun Fat you would recognize from some of his work with John Woo.

Chow Yun Fat gets top billing, and doesn't disappoint (the shotgun-on-a-rope, and a fight with an American tai-chi expert are his highlights), but the amazing Conan Lee steals the show. From hard, fast-moving fight scenes and jumping off speeding cars, to an incredible, final chainsaw-fu showdown with Gordon Liu, Conan Lee is the real star of the movie.

Any Chow Yun Fat fans, and fans of Hong Kong action movies in general, should enjoy this movie. It is, simply put, awesome. Be forewarned though, there is one moment that some might find rather tasteless (you'll know it when you see it), but otherwise it really is an incredible action movie - 9/10

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