- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Videoasia
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
In this buddy-cop drama, Sammo Hung plays Pierre Lau, an overweight officer whose frequent blunders land him under the supervision of a handsome, know-it-all, by-the-book recruit, Tang Chuen-shek (Takeshi Kaneshiro). In between romantic hijinks with several female cops, including the fetching Yau-ching (Kathy Chow), the officers become entangled with two gangs, leading to a daring raid on the police station and an explosive martial arts battle in a warehouse. Hung's Peking Opera "brother" and frequent collaborator Yuen Biao has a part as Customs officer Wong Yuk-man. Though noticeably older, especially compared to the fresh-faced Kaneshiro, Hung and Biao haven't lost a step, as midway through the film they have an engaging fight against each other. The ending of the film truly captures the essence of the film's title: In a very strange plot twist, Kaneshiro and Biao don blackface, providing unique insight into the sociological imagination of the Hong Kong film industry. Hung Tin-ming and Hung Tin-cheung, Hung's sons, also worked on the project.
In this Hong Kong actioner, a weighty cop investigates police corruption, leading to an explosive martial arts battle in a warehouse.
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