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In the Line of Duty III (1988)

Huang jia shi jie zhi III: Ci xiong da dao (original title)
Genji Nakamura and his soul-mate and partner Michiko Nishiwaki are thieves for the notorious Red Army terrorist organization in Japan. After pulling off the jewelry heist of the century (in... See full summary »


Arthur Wong, Brandy Yuen


Kiu-Ying Chan (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Khan ... Rachel Yeung
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Hiroshi Fujioka
Sai-Kit Yung ... Nakamura Genji (as Stuart Ong)
Michiko Nishiwaki ... Michiko Nishiwaki
Hua Yueh ... Yamamoto
Paul Chun ... Inspector Cameron Chuen
Bennett Pang Bennett Pang ... (as Kin Sun Pang)
Dick Wei ... Diamonds' Fence
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Police Woman
Melvin Wong ... Michael Wong, Yamamoto's Police Escort
Ching-Ho Law
Eric Tsang ... Neddy's Friend
Richard Ng ... Neddy the Ninja
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Airport Security Officer (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Sally Kuo Sally Kuo ... Jewellery Model


Genji Nakamura and his soul-mate and partner Michiko Nishiwaki are thieves for the notorious Red Army terrorist organization in Japan. After pulling off the jewelry heist of the century (in which dozens of people get killed including a Tokyo detective), they are now planning to use the jewelry they've snatched to buy an arms cache from gun smugglers in Hong Kong for their movement. But when the duo learns the jewelry is fake and that their co-conspirator has set them up, they are determined to get what is owed to them even if they have to tear Hong Kong inside out. But lovely Hong Kong inspector Rachel Yeung is on the scene and she's not having any kind of bloodbath on her watch. After recently being promoted to 'Madam' for the S.C.S. (Serious Crimes Section), Rachel is determined to bust Michiko and Nakamura anyway she can when their violence results in too many casualties. But Rachel finds herself at odds with her bumbling uncle Cameron Chung, the head inspector for the S.C.S., as ... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

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Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Force of the Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Machida, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Cynthia Khan delivers big time!!!
1 May 2004 | by jrat6200See all my reviews

After the first two "In the Line Of Duty" movies, I was very pleased on how well the series was doing. It keeps getting better!!! Cynthia Khan did a fantastic job taking over for Michelle Yeoh. In my opinion, she's better than Michelle Yeoh, and executes her martial arts skills more aggressively. The casting of Dick Wei and Michiko Nishiwaki as the villains were great. You need baddies like these to give the hero more of a challenge. Look out for cameos by Melvin Wong, Robin Shou, Eric Tsang, and Richard Ng. Some of the cameos were for comedy purposes, and some actually had a purpose for the plot of the movie.

The plot of the movie was okay. It wasn't too simple or complicated. Cynthia Khan's training as a police officer justifies her entry into the "In The Line Of Duty" series. There really isn't a strong supporting cast except the Japanese cop that helped her trail the baddies. Great comedy supported the movie and her crazy overprotected uncle was stupid funny.

The action scenes for the movie were choreographed by Brandy Yuen, who is Yuen Woo Ping's sister. When I found that out, I was sure that the movie was going to have some hardcore action scenes in them. The warehouse boat fight scene was raw and gritty. The Japanese cop and the Japanese fugitive duked it out like stone cold street fighters. As the movie progresses and gets deeper, the action gets better. Cynthia Khan versus the baddies, a fight to the death!! Watch the movie and find out who inflicts devastating injuries.

Overall, great entry for Cynthia Khan into the series. In my opinion, the 2nd best in the series. I wish Cynthia would make more action movies these days, but the industry is saturated with too many fake action stars (Matrix AARGGHH!!).

Final Judgement: ****/****

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