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Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat (1994)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 14 September 1994 (USA)
An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.
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Tat Man Si / Da Man Si (as Kar Ying Lau)
Pauline Chan ...
Killer with flame-throwing bra
Joe Cheng ...
Killer with metal mouth
Kam-Kong Wong ...
Lik-Chi Lee ...
Man about to be executed
Johnny Tang ...
Man about to be executed (as Siu Juen Dang)
See-Ho Leung ...
Man about to be executed
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Man about to be executed
Kin-Yan Lee ...
Regent Motel's manager
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Sau-Ming Tsang ...
Chun Yip ...
Deputy Commander Chan
Ming-Wah Koo ...
Firing Squad Commander
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After a giant dinosaur skull is stolen, the head of the Chinese secret police decides to assign the case to the force's most incompetent reject: a rural butcher who stands around all day drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred). With a trunkload of insanely useless gadgets and a contact who constantly tries to kill him, the young agent must locate the skull and find out just what is going on here. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Also Known As:

Bons baisers de Pékin  »

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The title is a parody of the James Bond film From Russia with Love (1963) which had already been the subject of a title spoof with an asian locale i.e. "From Hong Kong With Love" [See: Bons baisers de Hong-Kong (1975)]. See more »

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When Ling Ling Chai is about to jump over the wall with his magic box, Siu Kam turns her back to him. Next shot is a close-up on the box on the floor, and Siu Kam is clearly standing opposite to him according to the position of her feet. Then we see her turning back to him. See more »

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Da Mansi: [Chai and Mansi are on their way to the national agency after being summoned] So, Chai, you've been working as a pork merchant in these 10 years?
Ling Ling Chai: No, I'm just a down and out pork butcher.
Da Mansi: I'm not doing well either, I'm just a poor little greengrocer. But luckily, I have a part-time job in the National Psychiatric Hospital doing research.
The Commander: What research?
Da Mansi: Being researched.
The Commander: [nods] That's great.
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if you liked Kung Fu Hustle...
15 July 2005 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

To Western eyes, Stephen Chow's comedies are uneven. "Kung Fu Hustle" is clearly a masterpiece, but why is "Shaolin Soccer" considered so funny? "From Beijing with Love" is an early Chow effort that does work for both East and West, perhaps because the Bond and Star Wars scenes and pretensions that he parodies are so immediately recognizable.

Westerners love violent films with massive body counts, but have a strong and somewhat contradictory aversion to the gore that would ensue in real life, so like most Asian action films, this one would require some heavy editing for Western release. The juxtaposition of death and mutilation with absurd comedy is not Hollywood's style. From Beijing with Love is definitely not for children. But there are some good laughs here for adult Bond fans with strong stomachs, especially those who remember the lamentable Roger Moore effort, "The Man with the Golden Gun."

Worth watching, and the soundtrack is surprisingly good too.


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