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 the time of filming, Cynthia Rothrock
was unfamiliar with the Hong Kong custom of shooting movies without sound for later dubbing. After failing to remember the very first Cantonese lines fed to her, she was surprised when the director approved the shot despite her having resorted to gibberish. Additionally, the lack of recorded sound had long since made it custom for Hong Kong performers to deliver their lines very quietly, and Rothrock's costars were surprised by her tendency to emote loudly. 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
(excerpts from the soundtrack) (uncredited)
Written by John Carpenter
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