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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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Screamingly funny, even in English
26 August 1999 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Saw this on a flight from Tokyo to HK - had no idea what it was about (still don't, really) but it had my wife and I ROTFL. There's bits about the alien autopsy, Academy Award speeches and cooking shows, I think.

Doesn't make any sense, has cheesy effects and this isn't really acting, just mugging for the camera and winking at the audience, but everyone's very charming and once you stop worrying about the story (there might have been one, somewhere), you won't stop laughing.


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