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Forbidden City Cop (1996)
"Dai lap mat tam 008" (original title)

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A wild and hilariously anachronistic tale of an imperial guard of the Forbidden City who has no martial arts abilities but a talent for making futuristic machines and must save the kidnapped emperor.

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(as Chiau Sing Chi) , (as Kok Tak Chiu)
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Credited cast:
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Ling Ling Fat (as Chiau Sing Chi)
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Kar-Ling (as Lau Ka Ling)
Carman Lee ...
Gum Tso (as Carmen Li)
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Emperor (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Kar-Ying Law ...
Fat-Yan (as Law Ka Ying)
Tats Lau ...
The Ghost (as Lau Yee Tat)
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
No Face's Wife (as Yuen Cheong Yan)
Shun-Yee Yuen ...
Two Face (as Yuen Shun Yee)
Lik-Chi Lee ...
(as Li Lik Chee)
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King-Man Chik ...
Sex-starved patient
Vincent Kok ...
Doctor
Elvina Kong ...
Dizzy Patient
Kin-Yan Lee ...
Emperor's Mistress
Indra Leech ...
Doctor
Hang-Sang Poon ...
Fat's father-in-law
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Set in Imperial China, Stephen Chiau plays Fat, a guard in the Forbidden City. But unlike his colleagues he doesn't know anything about Kung Fu or other martial-arts, because he uses his time to make futuristic inventions. So when the emperor is kidnapped and the world most beautiful geisha comes to town Fat has to use his brain to get things done. Written by <henrikm@daimi.aau.dk>

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Big Inside Cop Ling Ling-fat  »

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Far fetched farces has me pretty amused
27 February 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty off-beat sort of HK film with a fair share of action and a lot of silliness. Our hero may be incompetent at Kung Fu, but his gadgetry reminds me of Q from the Bond films, whose music is ripped off and whose sexy introductions are parodied at the start of the film. The usual HK blood spilling, a very twisting and contorting (and even surprising in its predictability) plot and a sentimental thread of the happy couple make this worth a look. It kind of sits between Jackie Chan and the Chinese Ghost Story series.


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