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The Accidental Spy (2001)
"Te wu mi cheng" (original title)

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This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his ... See full summary »

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Many Liu
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Min Kim ...
Carmen Wong (as Kim Min Jeong)
Hsing-kuo Wu ...
Lee Sang-Zen (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Murat Yilmaz ...
Celik
Alfred Cheung ...
Cheung the Lawyer
Lillian Ho ...
Candice
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Tsui / Stan
Vincent Kok ...
Moving Worker
Poon Hang Sen ...
Rich Man
Paulyn Sun ...
Rich Man's Wife
Ping Ha ...
Cleaning Lady (as Ha Ping)
Ken Chang ...
Cop at Mall
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This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans. Soon after Bei meets Liu, a private investigator who convinces Bei that he may be the long-lost son of a rich Korean businessman. In no time, Bei is on his way to fulfill his dreams of adventure and fortune travelling to Korea and even exotic Turkey. As Bei is drawn deeper into the game of cat and mouse, he realizes he has become the key to locating a lung cancer virus. With an assortment of characters fighting him along the way, will Bei succeed in finding the virus himself? Written by Anonymous

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Ordinary guy. Extraordinary spy


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Rated PG-13 for strong action violence, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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18 January 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

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Espía por accidente  »

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HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)

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SGD 2,100,000 (Singapore)
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Jackie Cheung Hok-Yau sings the theme song in the end credits. See more »

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When Jackie is on the arm of the crane during the bank robbery sequence at the start of the movie, his safety line can be clearly seen as he moves around. See more »

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After the outtakes, Buck accepts a mission in Verona, Italy. He sets someone up to get arrested. See more »

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References Sink the Bismarck! (1960) See more »

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Gong Don Ci
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Written by Liu Xue An and Cao Xue Qin
Performed by Vivian Hsu
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Chan has definitely been better
13 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of Chan's Hong Kong-movies, and it seems to lack much of the basics that makes his better movies, well, better. When it comes to the fighting scenes, they aren't that bad. They are typical Chan-fighting scenes which involves many items in special ways. They are also funny, and especially one of them lasts long. Apart from that, there are nothing good in this movie. The story is nearly non-existing. This comes as no surprise, especially when we know that the story got changed from the Chinese to the English version. I really have to warn people from watching this movie only based on the film's cover. Here's why: There's a black man on the cover. Where the heck was he in the movie? I didn't see the blonde girl on the cover in the movie either. And military airplanes? If you haven't guessed it already: There are no such planes in the movie. If the movie had been any good, I guess they wouldn't have to make a halfway fake cover like they have.


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