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From Beijing with Love (1994)
"Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Thriller  -  1995 (USA)
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An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.

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Da Vinci (as Kar Ying Lau)
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See-ho Leung ...
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Siu-Hung Leung
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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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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: From Hong Kong with Love (1975)]. See more »

Goofs

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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Ling Ling Chai: I thought Organization had forgotten me already.
The Commander: How could it be? Even a tissue or underpants have their own value.
Ling Ling Chai: This analogy is really superb.
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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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