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Lady Cop & Papa Crook (2008)

Dai sau cha ji nui (original title)
A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

Directors:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak

Writers:

Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammi Cheng ... Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto Mo Lin
Eason Chan ... John Fok
Guoli Zhang ... Xu Banshan
Yong Dong Yong Dong ... Zhao Tianhe
Chapman To ... Vincent Lee
Michelle Ye ... Yammy
Kate Tsui ... Fiona Chan
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Ron Fok
Richie Jen ... Gogo
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ... Michael (as Conroy Chan)
Angus Yip Angus Yip ... News Anchor
Stephanie Che ... Vivian
Patrick Tam ... Donald Ng (as Tam Yiu Man)
Tak-Bun Wong ... Darren (as Kenny Wong)
Daoyong Lu Daoyong Lu ... Yang
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Storyline

A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

23 December 2008 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Cop & Papa Crook See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,854,141
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Performed by Roxane Lo
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Anders Lee
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Complete trainwreck
1 January 2009 | by jon/dicaSee all my reviews

Saw a midnight screening of this last night -- not a good way to usher in 2009. Absolutely awful film. Felix Chong and Alan Mak (of Infernal Affairs fame) want to reprise the cop/gangster conflict story, but they've managed to make a complete mess. There are way too many characters, and the end result is that no one has anything of substance to work with. So everything simply falls apart.

Nothing in the script makes sense, to the point that the audience can't even figure out who actually carried out the crime in the end -- as the script says something completely contradictory to what is shown on-screen. Everything is done out-of-character and completely out-of-reality, with no rhyme or reason and no resolution.

And even if there was a resolution, what's the point? No one cares about these shells of characters. Sammi brings her typical on-screen Sammi persona, frequently throwing tantrums even though she's supposed to be a professional leading a police force. Eason simply has to phone it in as a triad boss, with no backstory and no logic to his character. There's a bunch of goofy supporting roles (Conroy Chan, Richie Jen, et al) that would have made sense in a Wong Jing film, rather than a crime film that we're supposed to take seriously. The only bright spot is Chapman To, who puts in a hilarious performance as always and deserved a lot more than his 5 minutes of screen time.

Despite a couple of nice shots throughout, this is horrid and highly avoidable. Hong Kong cinema, you can do a hell of a lot better.


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