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Expect the Unexpected (1998)

Fai seung dat yin (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 May 1998 (Hong Kong)
A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tat-Chi Yau (as Patrick Yau)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Simon Yam ... Ken
Ching Wan Lau ... Sam
YoYo Mung ... Mandy
Ruby Wong ... Macy
Suet Lam ... Collins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chit-Man Chan ... Head of Security Carrier Robbers
Joe Cheng ... Heavy-armed Robber in Apartment
Shiu Hung Hui ... Ben
Kar Sin Pak Kar Sin Pak ... Isabella
Keiji Sato ... Jewellry Shop Robber
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Jimmy (as Ho-Yin Wong)
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A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the jewel thieves with a group of hard-ass Mainland robbers staying in the same area.

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Unexpected and masterful.
19 March 2002 | by chac6292See all my reviews

The change in direction in story makes the title so significant. The characters are well fleshed out and you give genuine concern to them and their lives. The inclusion of 2 groups of criminals keep the motion reeling to either side. Those who are educated in storytelling can truly appreciate how complete this film is. Nothing is contrived and everything makes sense. Especially the ending when we are informed to expect the unexpected and the ending is completely unexpected. A great film.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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