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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 literal meaning of the Chinese title is "The Locally Produced 007". 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

Ling Ling Chai: I thought Organization had forgotten me already.
The Commander: How could it be? Even a tissue or underpants have their own value.
Ling Ling Chai: This analogy is really superb.
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Connections

References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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From Beijing with Love
15 February 2020 | by jackson_roSee all my reviews

One of Stephen Chow's finest works, so many iconic dialogues and characters. Yes, it is a little derogatory, but it reflects the views of many Hong Kong people at the time, but it is done mostly as comic relief. At the heart of it, I don't think Stephen was being racist, but more as a poke at the system. The movie is only a little less than 1.5 hours long, it's amazing how such a simple film can get so much done in such a short period of time with enough plot and character development to make it a classic. Watching the movie so many years later, I get to see a lot of things I couldn't understand as a kid, and appreciate this film even more. It serves as a token of the past, and in a way reflects how society and perception have changed over the years.


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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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