For the most part, this is a very ho-hum ninety
minute mix of comedy, drama and action. Some of the action bits are not
bad at all, but the comedy and drama fall as flat as a policemanís feet.
Kent Cheng and his partner, Billy Lau, are
two fairly inept cops, but they are lucky enough to have a commander, Sibelle
Hu, who has been their friend since childhood. So they get away with a
lot of nonsense and not working too hard.
She assigns them to escort Wilson Lam, a cop from
Borneo, around HK while he is in town. It turns out that he is looking
for a witness to a big crime syndicate back in Borneo. Borneo? Do they
even have crime in Borneo. Anyway not too surprisingly the bad guys are
also looking for the witness and soon enough there is a clash. A pretty
good fight ensues - and though Kent and Billy are a little less than believable
- Wilson going against some gwielo is not bad at all. I am not sure of
the name of this guy - but he has some amazingly acrobatic moves.
A few surprising twists do take place that lead
up to a brutal end fight in which even Sibelle gets to blow away a few
guys. But these fights aside, there is very little else of interest going
Oh, ya this review is in the Amy Yip section isnít
it? Well, on the cover of the video there was a picture of the Yipster
displaying more cleavage than the Grand Canyon, but somehow that didnít
seem to make into the version I had. Yes, fooled again. Here she has two
brief scenes of a couple of minutes apiece and no cleavage in sight. It
is kind of a cute scene though. Amy and her sister are hostesses at a bar
and bring a client back to the apartment of Kent and Billy (yes they share
an apartment) where they scam the guy into believing that Kent and Billy
are their husbands. Now they pretend not minding the girls bringing some
business back to the apartment, but they do like to watch ! The client
quickly pays up and rushes out the door and the money is split four ways.
My rating for this film: 5.0