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Tiger on Beat (1988)

Lo foo chut gang (original title)
A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu (as Lau Kar Leung)

Writer:

Kwok Chi Tsang (as Tsang Kwok Chi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Sgt. Francis Li (as Chow Yun Fat)
Nina Li Chi ... Marydonna (as Li Chi)
Conan Lee ... CID Officer Michael Tso
Norman Chu ... Poison Snake Ping (as Tsui Shui Keung)
Chia-Hui Liu ... Fai, the Hitman (as Gordon Liu)
Shirley Ng Shirley Ng ... Mimi Li, Francis' sister
Phillip Ko ... Heroin dealer (as Ko Fai)
Tommy Tam Tommy Tam
David Chiang ... Police Suprintendant (as John Keung)
James Wong ... Police Inspector Jim Pak
Lydia Shum ... Department store staff (as Sun Tin Ha)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Bryan Baker Joe Bryan Baker ... Boss (as Joseph Bryan Baker)
Chi-Shing Chan ... Shing
Chia-Yung Liu ... Sour Puss
Fui-On Shing ... Dummy (as Sing Fui Ann)
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Storyline

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

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Trivia

In the beginning of the film, Fui-On Shing and Yun-Fat Chow talk about being from the Hakka district of Hong Kong. Chow himself is from Hakka. See more »

Goofs

The chainsaws are clearly not on during most of the chainsaw fight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francis Li: Hey, wake up! Wake up! Hey, wake up, and put on your clothes! My wife's home! Hey!
Dummy's Wife: You have a wife?
Francis Li: Whatever. Put on your clothes! I'll explain it to you another day.
Dummy's Wife: What do you mean "Put on my clothes?" This is my home!
Francis Li: Your home? Then, who's the person trying to get in?
Dummy's Wife: Oh! My husband's back!
Francis Li: Your husband? Why didn't you tell me earlier?
Dummy's Wife: I told you! You just pretended not to understand.
Francis Li: I'm deaf! When I hit on you, you should've said something!
[...]
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Connections

References Running Scared (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

THEME SONG
Composed by Teddy Robin Kwan
Lyrics by James Wong, Nieh Chun, and Mak Chi Ho
Sung by Maria Cordero
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User Reviews

Nice action-comedy improved by the presence of Chow Yun-Fat
9 June 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

Tiger On The beat has a standard storyline about 2 policemen, who are partners. It is a fact that foreigners in American films play villains and other bad guys. It is just the same in Tiger On The Beat, and all Americans in this Asian film are villains. Hongkong-movies are known for their high-quality-action-scenes, and Tiger On The Beat doesn`t disappoint. Some of the actors deliver a stiff performance though. 8/10


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Hakka

Release Date:

19 March 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema City See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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