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Naked Weapon (2002)

Chek law dak gung (original title)
Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of ... See full summary »

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marit Thoresen Marit Thoresen ... Fiona Birch
Almen Pui-Ha Wong Almen Pui-Ha Wong ... Madam M (as Almen Wong)
Daniel Wu ... Jack Chen
Natalie Kyoko Waters Natalie Kyoko Waters ... Little Katherine (as Kai Yan Kwok)
Renee Nichole Rommeswinkel Renee Nichole Rommeswinkel ... Little Charlene Ching
Chia-Li Mo Chia-Li Mo ... Little Jing (as Mo Ka Lai)
Agustin Aguerreberry Agustin Aguerreberry ... Drillmaster
Maggie Q ... Charlene Ching
Anya Anya ... Katherine
Jewel Lee Jewel Lee ... Jing
Monica Lo ... Student murdered in Cage
Chun Lai Chun Lai ... Tattooed Yakuza Boss (as Benny Lai)
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Faye Ching
Dennis Chan ... Mr. Chan
Andrew Lin ... Ryuichi
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Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of Fiona where she assassinates a crime mob boss and his mooks. A trained assassin, she violently breaks the spine of a fat mob boss using the infamous Deadly Spine Rip technique.

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They will seduce you - just before they kill you!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Naked Weapon See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Aldred, who played the Russian crime boss (uncredited) was fired from his job as an English teacher in a Hong Kong primary school because the principal had discovered his role in this film. After a lengthy hearing, an industrial tribunal awarded Aldred HK$11,600 as a contract gratuity. However, it threw out his claim for around $79,000 in damages and dismissed Aldred's claims that his sacking was unlawful. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where "china doll" is analyzed, they misspell PHILIPPINES as PHILLIPPINES. See more »

Connections

References Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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Exploitation; Thy Name Is Wong Jing
27 October 2005 | by himboy32See all my reviews

Naked Weapon tells the story of Charlene, a young Eurasian girl who is taken from her family at a young age by the ominous Madam M and raised as an assassin, while training she meets Katherine, whom she develops a sisterly bond with, six years later they are dispatched into the real world to use their skills as Madam M sees fit.

Soon a police detective who has been searching for Charlene for ever since she disappeared but soon an mysterious figure who has a personal vendetta with Madam M and her syndicate appears and both Charlene and Katherine must use the skills they have learnt to defend themselves.

This movie began it's life as a follow up to Wong Jing's cult classic Naked Killer but as with most of Jing's projects, the finished product is different to what was originally conceived.

So I'll begin with the film's plot, it's your average Wong Jing affair, two dimensional characters and some bland dialogue backed by some uneven acting, this is essentially an action movie, so really there's little need to care for the characters or the situations they find themselves in. Though, there where a lot of films with plots similar to this made in the 1980's when the Hong Kong film industry was at it's peak in terms of quality and amount of releases.

The acting, like I said, is uneven, Daniel Wu and Anya are the only two which give notable performances, I would say the same for Maggie Q but unfortunately her performance dips into melodramatic a couple times, though her performance overall is very good. There's no denying both Maggie and Anya are two extremely beautiful women so if the plot doesn't grab you, the leading ladies' good looks will.

The directing is competent, Ching Siu-Tung, who also did the film's martial arts sequences, did a good job, his talents can also be seen on the Steven Seagel sleeper hit Belly Of The Beast. the visuals are very good, that sheer will of the directing alone gives this film a high recommendation. though there is one particular sequence which should have been cut down or at least completely removed but alas this is a Wong Jing produced film so what can you do?

The action scenes are brilliant, Ching did a great job making anybody who threw a punch or a kick look like martial arts machines, don't expect anything realistic, that's not his style, it's very over the top but for a movie such as Naked Weapon, it works.

So overall I highly recommend this to Hong Kong film fans as it recalls itself to the glory days of HK film in the 80's when films being released like this where the norm and not over-stuffed pop vehicles like the industry seems to more interested in now.

For you DVD junkies I recommend the Region 2 double disc platinum release, it's chock full of great extras.


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