7.1/10
886
12 user 11 critic

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)
Reviews
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

User Reviews

Expect Disappointment
21 April 2003 | by JRShelledySee all my reviews

About the only thing unexpected about this movie was how muddled and uneven it was. So much so that the surprise ending lost all of it's impact. In fact, it seemed tacked on, almost as if it belonged in another movie. Actually, it felt like there were two movies sandwiched together -- a goofy romantic comedy with a violent cop drama. Because the romantic triangle became silly and childish, it was hard to take the ending seriously. It's too bad because there were some good things in it such as Lau Ching Wan. The idea (randomness of life, etc, etc) was good. The execution wasn't.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

非常突然 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

HKD6,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed