As soon as he gets back, the body of the first person, Millionaire Wong (Fung King Man) is nearly dumped on top of him and Eric realizes that he has to stop the next two murders in order to save himself. One is a Cat. III actress that Eric has been told will die in the shower and the other is Paul Chun Pui who will choke to death on an orange. He attempts to tell the potential victims, the police (in the form of a bumbling Inspector Clouseau type Richard Ng) and Pui’s sister (who comes in the lovely form of Cherie Chung) about what will happen but of course they think he is either a pervert, a blackmailer or a nut – until they start to die of course. Then the killer (Charlie Chin) decides that Cherie knows too much and comes after her as well – with only a resigned to his own death Eric with nothing to lose able to help out.
With a set up like this, the film alternates abruptly between broad comedy and some tense action scenes. Though Cherie doesn’t really come into play until the last third of the film, her tangle with the killer is the definite highlight – it is a flurry of suspenseful narrow escapes from death and a beautiful Cherie (in some beguiling shorts) frantically fighting for her life amidst an onslaught of swords, knives, blows and shovels against a very determined assailant. Her section makes the film come alive. Eric is fine – sort of a sad everyman who slowly comes to terms with a seemingly unchangeable fate – but unfortunately the DVD has only the Mandarin track and his high pitched quavering voice is much missed. Look for the cameo from director David Chiang (credited here as John Chiang) as the crazy cab driver.
My rating for this film: 6.0