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Fight Back to School (1991)

To hok wai lung (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 July 1991 (Hong Kong)
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
Sap-Yat Leung ... Johnny
Roger Thomas Roger Thomas ... Terrorist
Kan-Wing Tsang Kan-Wing Tsang ... Chemistry teacher
Wai-Kit Tse ... Siu Yiu
Barry Wong ... Scissor Legs
Chi Yeung Wong ... Detective Wong
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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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Comedy

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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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Trivia

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 Fight Back to School III (1993) See more »

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Early Stephen Chow
3 July 2006 | by kyratSee all my reviews

The usual amusing Hong Kong martial arts/comedy from Stephen Chow. As with many of his other films (All for the Winner, God of Gamblers 2)- his "uncle tat" is also present. I don't find him that amusing, but I guess Stephen needs a straight man.

The usual amusing antics, fight scenes and physical comedy ensue.

One of the funniest moments I've seen in a film (and I don't usually like crass humor) was when Stephen is forced to chew the "gum" (actually a condom) and manages to blow a bubble! Don't miss the outtakes from this scene in the closing credits.

P.S. This seems to have been filmed during the Gulf War and I found it interesting that Stephen Chow would be wearing a Saddam Hussein tshirt in the film. Was this to express solidarity with Iraq against the (first) US invasion? Was this supposed to be an ironic comment the way some kids think it's funny to wear a Charles Manson shirt?


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