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Lady Cop & Papa Crook (2008)
"Daai sau cha ji neui" (original title)

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A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

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Tak-Bun Wong ...
Darren (as Kenny Wong)
Yong Dong ...
Zhao Tianhe (as Dong Yong)
Daoyong Lu ...
Yang (as Lu Daoyong)
Dongwei Wang ...
Dong (as Wang Dongwei)
Yan Chen ...
Xu Banshan's Wife (as Chen Yan)
Jiayu Xia ...
Xu Banshan's Son (as Xia Jiayu)
Eason Chan ...
John Fok
Buzz Chung ...
Jimmy Fok
Leonora Pumar ...
Imelda
Angus Yip ...
News Anchor
Stephanie Che ...
Vivian
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Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto Mo Lin
Jo Kuk ...
Joey (as Jolene Kuk)
Michelle Lo ...
Jenny (as Michelle Loo)
Conroy Chan Chi-Chung ...
Michael (as Conroy Chan)
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A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

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HIDE-AND-SEEK
Performed by Sammi Cheng
Composed by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Frank Farian and Dietmar Kawohl
Lyrics by Siu-kei Chan (as Chan Siu Kei)
Arranged by Veronica Lee @ People Mountain People Sea Productions
Produced by Jason Choi @ People Mountain People Sea Productions
OT: If You Ever Had a Broken Heart
OP: Far Musikverlag GMBH & Co. KG
SP: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Hong Kong)
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Complete trainwreck
1 January 2009 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Saw a midnight screening of this last night -- not a good way to usher in 2009. Absolutely awful film. Felix Chong and Alan Mak (of Infernal Affairs fame) want to reprise the cop/gangster conflict story, but they've managed to make a complete mess. There are way too many characters, and the end result is that no one has anything of substance to work with. So everything simply falls apart.

Nothing in the script makes sense, to the point that the audience can't even figure out who actually carried out the crime in the end -- as the script says something completely contradictory to what is shown on-screen. Everything is done out-of-character and completely out-of-reality, with no rhyme or reason and no resolution.

And even if there was a resolution, what's the point? No one cares about these shells of characters. Sammi brings her typical on-screen Sammi persona, frequently throwing tantrums even though she's supposed to be a professional leading a police force. Eason simply has to phone it in as a triad boss, with no backstory and no logic to his character. There's a bunch of goofy supporting roles (Conroy Chan, Richie Jen, et al) that would have made sense in a Wong Jing film, rather than a crime film that we're supposed to take seriously. The only bright spot is Chapman To, who puts in a hilarious performance as always and deserved a lot more than his 5 minutes of screen time.

Despite a couple of nice shots throughout, this is horrid and highly avoidable. Hong Kong cinema, you can do a hell of a lot better.


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