Another ODD COUPLE type film starring KA YAN LEUNG
This is yet another ODD COUPLE type film starring KA YAN LEUNG aka
LEUNG KAR-YANwhose earlier film with SAMMO HUNG is rightly considered
something of a masterpiece. This 1992 police procedural is not nearly
as successful. Co-star DANNY LEE was much more appealing in THE KILLER
opposite charismatic CHOW YUN FAT. In RED SHIELD, he is a rather
unappealing character, playing a policeman so involved with his work,
his wife never gets the opportunity to share with him that she might be
KA is the opposite of DANNY LEE's character; he is obsessively jealous
and continually worried that his glamorous, free-spirited wife is
cheating on him.
Circumstances bring the two policemen together and they are assigned to
bring down the crafty Dragon Ho (BEN LAM) and his team of ruthless
thieves who successfully retreat back to China, after each of their
I am afraid I have seen enough HK action films that I can dismiss this
film as for being only for DANNY LEE fans; however, if you are able to
see it on TV, as I did, it is worth seeing simply to see how low budget
HK film-making was back in '92.
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