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Yes, Madam! (1985)

Huang jia shi jie (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Corey Yuen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Yeoh ... Inspector Ng
Cynthia Rothrock ... Inspector Carrie Morris
John Sham ... Strepsil
Hoi Mang ... Aspirin
Hark Tsui ... Panadol
James Tien ... Tin Wai-Keung
Dick Wei ... Dick
Fat Chung ... Mad-dog
Melvin Wong ... Chief Inspector Wong
Wai Shum ... Tin's Lawyer
Michael Harry Michael Harry ... Richard Nornen
Eddie Maher ... Thug with Fake Passport
Kei Mai ... Flasher in Video Store (as Chi Mi)
Chau Sang Lau ... Curry (as Li Ka)
Tai-Bo ... Officer Bo
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Storyline

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. Written by themoviedb.org

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

30 November 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Yes, Madam! See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While working a martial arts demonstration team, the magazine Inside Kung Fu contacted Cynthia Rothrock's team stating that D & B Film was looking for a new male lead to play a Bruce Lee-esque character in a film. Despite looking for a male lead the team has a few women on their team and decided to bring them to demonstrate their skills as well. The studio producers were so impressed with Rothrock's martial arts skills that they offered her the role in the film on the spot and changed the lead from a male to female. When arriving to shoot the film, Rothrock was surprised of her role as she assumed she was going to be in a traditional period martial arts film. See more »

Goofs

As Inspector Morris kicks a man over her head, she moves away from her (fake) leg. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Followed by Mo lu kuang hua (1993) See more »

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Halloween
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A bit too much cringe-worthy Chinese comedy, but the quality of martial arts more than made up for it.
20 January 2013 | by tntokmenkoSee all my reviews

Moments of slapstick comedy are nothing but expected when Sammmo Hung makes an appearance, however it may be a touch overdone here in this sub-genre defining "femme-fatale" flick. Two female officers of the law present themselves as hard-hitting women which should be shown absolute respect, but another group of protagonists weighs them down and the overall result is more comedic than dramatic. There simply wasn't enough Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock on-screen to provide sufficient character development, but even at a basic level it works to support the crime investigation story (which is also very simple). A reel of film ends up being passed around Hong Kong as a triad corporation tries to obtain and destroy it in order to avoid the legal consequences attached. Meanwhile, a group of idiotic underdogs inadvertently become mixed up with the triad affair, as well as our two female hero cops Yeoh and Rothrock. The adventure is goofy yet fun, and the finale will take your breath away in terms of martial arts prowess. This is an iconic movie of both Hong Kong action cinema and the femme- fatale sub genre, and if your mildly interested in either you'll have a great time with this one. - 7/10


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