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The Avenging Quartet (1993)

Ba hai hong ying (original title)
A female Chinese cop teams up with a lady kung-fu master to stop two female Japanese gangsters from stealing a valuable painting.

Director:

Stanley Wing Siu (as Wai Siu)

Writer:

Matt Chow
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cynthia Khan ... Chin
Moon Lee ... Feng
Yukari Ôshima ... Oshima (as Cynthia Luster)
Michiko Nishiwaki ... Sen
Waise Lee ... Hsiong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ka-Sang Cheng
Bing-Chuen Cheung Bing-Chuen Cheung
Yuk-San Cheung
Bing Hei Chim
Kar Lok Chin ... Paul
Cho-Kuen Chu Cho-Kuen Chu
James Jim-Si Ha ... Sen's Partner
Chi Man Ho
Hsin Nan Hung
Mark King Mark King ... Assassin
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Storyline

Chin is a cop with the Beijing military police who is in love with an artist named Hsiong. Hsiong is also connected with some local Triad figures and after a deal with another gang to buy a priceless Japanese painting ends up with a brutal gun battle, Hsiong killed one of the Beijing cops in self-defense. Chin leaves the force and searches for Hsiong, who might be in Hong Kong in an attempt to reunite with him. Then there's Feng, a tough Chinese girl who's older brother is the leader of the Triad that Hsiong worked with. It turns out that Feng and Hsiong also have a love thing going on, but when her brother died and Hsiong disappeared she was all alone. But on a particular night, Feng meets Chin when a bunch of thugs take Chin's picture of Hsiong away from her and the girls unleash their martial arts skill on the thugs. Chin and Feng become good friends and Chin stays with Feng at her condo. But things get hectic for Feng when she gets into a fight with her brother's Japanese wife Sen... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

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Feng: [from the English version, Feng thinks Chin is in Hong Kong illegally and drives past a police road block to keep her from being deported. She and Chin get out and ditch Feng's Porsche] Come on, let's go!
Chin: What about the car?
Feng: [smiles] It's okay!
Chin: [puzzled] You're just gonna leave it there?
Feng: Don't worry about it. The car's stolen.
Chin: [shocked] So then why did you do that? Now you've committed a crime!
Feng: It's a crime you being here!
Chin: But I'm legal.
[reaches into her purse and shows Feng her passport]
Chin: See? I've got a ...
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This movie has been re-released
4 May 2003 | by richgeiSee all my reviews

A Hong Kong action movie being renamed? This must be a first! If you're interested in getting a copy, I found it as a Black Belt Theatre release on DVD. It's now entitled, "Tomb Raiders." However, there is no tomb and there are no raiders. Who cares! Anytime you put Michiko Nishiwaki, Yukari Oshima, Moon Lee and Cynthia Khan together in the same movie, it's worth seeing. There is a second title on this DVD, "Godfather's Daughter" starring Yukari. The title changed only slightly from the original "Godfather's Daughter, Mafia Blues."


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 October 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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