Operation Pink Squad
This somewhat muddled film is all over the map,
but somehow it still manages to be quite charming and has a few scenes
that are quite dramatic and others that are hilarious.
It has four policewoman, Sandra Ng, Suki
Kwan, Elsie Chan and Anne Bridgewater (of Full Contact fame), who are assigned
to a police precinct for duty. The head of the precinct doesn’t want any
women in his station and so does everything he can to make them look bad.
But through luck more than anything, the women keep coming up roses.
Finally, he assigns them to keep watch on a blind
man who is suspected of having stolen some diamonds. Sandra Ng falls madly
in love with him. In one very funny scene the women are trying to watch
him, but his blinds are down. So Ng sneaks into his apartment to raise
the blinds – and through a series of mishaps is trapped under a table with
only her head sticking out. The suspect oblivious to her presence is playing
music and unintentionally pushing some very sharp objects towards the end
of the table. Watching Ng react to this is a classic and finally as they
topple over she manages to catch them with her mouth!
The first hour of this film is played almost
entirely for laughs – with a few nifty action bits thrown in – primarily
through the courtesy of Bridgewater. Then in the last thirty minutes the
film gets quite dramatic and engrossing. Sandra Ng is a marvel in this
film as she switches from comedy to drama – playing both wonderfully.
A very enjoyable film as long as you can mix the
silly with the dramatic.