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Fai seung dat yin (1998)

A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the ... See full summary »

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Mandy
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Macy
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Collins
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Heavy-armed Robber in Apartment
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Jewellry Shop Robber
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A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the jewel thieves with a group of hard-ass Mainland robbers staying in the same area.

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28 May 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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Expect the Unexpected  »

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HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Uneven but watchable
24 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Expect The Unexpected is one of those Hong Kong films that

switches from lightweight romantic scenes to hard-boiled details

(like the dead baby in the washing machine), then back to more

upbeat scenes. This kind of thing just isn't done in Western pics

and can be disconcerting to viewers used to one kind of story or

the other. The romantic interludes are accompanied by an amiable score

from Cacine Wong, which suits the atmosphere of those scenes. But where the film scores highly is with the series the gritty street

shoot-outs that are well-done and vicious. Parts of this film just ramble along, with conversational sequences

that are just not needed, but Yam & Ching Wan are good, and the

ending really is unexpected. Uneven but watchable.


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