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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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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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Over the top comedy of exaggeration
1 February 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Many of the same sort of visual gags found in Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle get their first sparks here. The comedy is very broad, as usual for an HK production, and the production is uneven at times. The kung-fu is more crazy-fu and shot in dizzying super wide angle close- ups. In contrast the non-fighting portions are photographed nicely.

Chow is a good comic actor following in the footsteps of notable actors like Fu Sheng, Jacky Chan and others. The relationship between Chow's character and the wife is very well done for this type of film. There are lots of anachronistic media references and sometimes the film seems more like a TV show. Much of the action seems to be influenced by Ng See Yuen's Shaolin Drunkard films of the 1980's, not that that's bad at all.

Not as polished as Chow's later films but good fun.


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