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Stanley Sui-Fan Fung
Sammo Hung plays a cop on the trail of drug dealers. Customs officer Yuen Biao is investigating the same gang. Sammo's new partner is eager-beaver Takeshi Kaneshiro. Despite each having their own ideas on how best to proceed, they are teamed together and must put aside their differences in order to crack the case. Romance, plot twists, comedic asides, and, of course, plenty of fights bring the film to a climatic and bruising conclusion. Written by
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Weak entry from the Sammo man. The action is explosive enough, although I agree with reviewers who say there could have been more. There are also odd touches that made feel very uncomfortable: a casual remark about recovering from cocaine abuse made in a bar - just before Hung's character gets wasted drunk - is unnecessarily confessional, and in the context of getting blotto makes no sense whatsoever. The 'black-face' gag borders on becoming the very racism it's meant to parody. The relationships between the characters are unclear, and the plot gets overly complicated.
all in all, as a B-movie action flick, it's acceptable for a Saturday afternoon, if you don't to think too much and just want to watch fireworks and listen to Chinese chit-chat - but this is hardly what Sammo Hung's admirers have come to expect from one of the truly exceptional and important actors/directors in Hong Kong film history.
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