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To hok wai lung (1991)

A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain.

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Gordon Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Star Chow
Man-Tat Ng ... Uncle Tat
Man Cheung ... Miss Ho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Chan ... Mr Cheng
Man-Ho Chan Man-Ho Chan ... Turtle's mother
Roy Cheung ... Teddy Big
Paul Chun ... Mr Lam
Bei-Dak Lai ... Officer Wong
Nicholas Laletin Nicholas Laletin ... South American Drug Lord
Roger Thomas Roger Thomas ... Terrorist
Kan-Wing Tsang Kan-Wing Tsang ... Chemistry teacher
Barry Wong ... Scissor Legs
Chi Yeung Wong ... Detective Wong
Gabriel Wong ... Turtle Wong
King-Tan Yuen ... Miss Leung
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(Cantonese with English subtitles) Classic, slapstick, all-out-ridiculous Hong Kong action-comedy delivered by the one-and-only Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), who plays a SWAT team leader going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain. Written by Anonymous

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school | undercover cop | See All (2) »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

18 July 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Tao xue wei long See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,639,985
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The main plot of this film in which a cop undercovers as a student was also used in 21 Jump Street (an American TV series at that time later on remade as a movie). See more »

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Followed by To hok wai lung 3: Lung gwoh gai nin (1993) See more »

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A funny movie
6 October 2000 | by GIB 01See all my reviews

Fight Back to School is a sometimes childish, but very funny movie that all ages can enjoy. Perhaps it can be compared to the Naked Gun, but less silly and more focused. The story concerns an officer named Star Chow who must go undercover as a student to recover a stolen gun. Not the brightest of people in terms of math and science, you can probably guess the type of comedy that follows. Much of the comedy looks like it belongs in a cartoon show, but it is all very well done and never seems out of place. In one scene, while taking a history exam, Star tries to cheat by using his cell phone to call his partner outside for answers. His partner calls the department and the comedy begins. The most "capable" of officers are called into a room in the department and frantically seach for the exam answers as Star's partner outside throws a banana up behind the class window to inform him that the answer is "b". This is the type of comedy that basically runs throughout the film, so if it's the kind that makes you laugh, perhaps you should give it a look. I saw this film many years ago on a small screen TV during a trip, so I had forgotten most of it. Recently I watch the DVD, and recommend it to Hong Kong movie fans looking for some comedy. There's a bit of everything, even some kung fu action.


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