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From Beijing with Love (1994)

Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 14 September 1994 (USA)
An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Chow ... Ling Ling Chat
Anita Yuen ... Lee Heung Kam
Kar-Ying Law ... Tat Man Si (as Kar Ying Lau)
Kam-Kong Wong ... Commander Chan
Joe Cheng ... Killer with Metal Mouth
Pauline Chan ... Killer with Flame-Throwing Bra
Lik-Chi Lee ... Man about to be Executed
Johnny Tang Johnny Tang ... Man about to be Executed (as Siu Juen Dang)
See-Ho Leung See-Ho Leung ... Man about to be Executed
Yat-Fei Wong ... Man about to be Executed
Kin-Yan Lee Kin-Yan Lee ... Regent Motel's Manager
Rongguang Yu ... Ling Ling Yee
Sau-Ming Tsang ... Man from Hunan
Chun Yip Chun Yip ... Deputy Commander Chan
Ming-Wah Koo Ming-Wah Koo ... Firing Squad Commander
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After a giant dinosaur skull is stolen, the head of the Chinese secret police decides to assign the case to the force's most incompetent reject: a rural butcher who stands around all day drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred). With a trunkload of insanely useless gadgets and a contact who constantly tries to kill him, the young agent must locate the skull and find out just what is going on here. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The most hilarious 007, ever!


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Trivia

The title is a parody of the James Bond film From Russia with Love (1963) which had already been the subject of a title spoof with an asian locale i.e. "From Hong Kong With Love" [See: From Hong Kong with Love (1975)]. See more »

Goofs

When Ling Ling Chai is about to jump over the wall with his magic box, Siu Kam turns her back to him. Next shot is a close-up on the box on the floor, and Siu Kam is clearly standing opposite to him according to the position of her feet. Then we see her turning back to him. See more »

Quotes

Man: [Chai spits on a man's trouser leg] Is it your spit, mate?
Ling Ling Chai: [unapologetically] Oh right! You have a problem with it?
Man: No matter. Just wanted to make sure.
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Connections

Spoofs From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

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Stephen Chow's Bond has to be seen to be believed
31 August 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FROM BEIJING WITH LOVE is a fun and low budget scattershot spoof of the James Bond films, Hong Kong style. It's an outing for star, writer, and director Stephen Chow, who brings his quirky eccentricity to all three roles: this is the type of film that can have cheesy romance in one scene, violent death and murder in the next, and mix it up in a plot absolutely chock full of humour from film references to slapstick to some quite surreal moments.

Chow plays an ordinary butcher from the mainland who has a second life as a secret agent. When a dinosaur skull is stolen (this film came out after JURASSIC PARK) he is tasked with tracking it down, beginning a fraught relationship with female aide Anita Yuen (who is very good). The twosome face internal conflict and lots of low rent action scenes, most of which are rather funny. There's a Jaws clone and Pauline Chan as a hot femme fatale. The low budget is very apparent in the staging and occasionally in the special effects, but overall the film works very well indeed and I had something of a ball with it. Sure, it's not as polished as the bigger budgeted likes of SHAOLIN SOCCER and KUNG FU HUSTLE, but it always entertains.


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Official Sites:

Hong Kong Cinemagic Gallery

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

14 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quốc Sản 007 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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