Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass onto a forger friend Panadol (Tsui Hark). Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to the case, along with Inspector Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard. The investigation leads the cops to the bumbling crooks and soon they are on Triad leader Tin's (James Tien) tail, he will stop at nothing to get the incriminating film back and with his hitman and bodyguard (Dick Wei) at his side, he proves too much for the inspectors to catch using legal means, in frustration they give up their badges and go after Tin alone.
30 November 1985 (Hong Kong)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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At one point, production was halted for three days on account of a monsoon. Cynthia Rothrock
, who had just arrived in Hong Kong, was unable to leave her hotel for the duration of the rainy period. See more
As Inspector Morris kicks a man over her head, she moves away from her (fake) leg. See more
English dubbed version is missing opening scene of library flasher and begins with a recycled scene from Pi li da la ba (1986) which has no relationship to the story. See more
Followed by In the Line of Duty 4
(excerpts from the soundtrack) (uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter
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