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Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner!
Chinese: 救薑刑警
Francis Ng and Ti Lung
Year: 2000
Director: James Yuen Sai-Sang
Producer: Joe Ma Wai-Ho
Writer: James Yuen Sai-Sang
Cast: Francis Ng Chun-Yu, Nick Cheung Ka-Fai, Ti Lung, Stephanie Che Yuen-Yuen, Joe Ma Tak-Chung, Joe Lee Yiu-Ming, Jerry Lamb Hiu-Fung, Crystal Tin Yui-Lei, Calvin Poon Yuen-Leung
The Skinny: Sporadically entertaining comedy is only for those who find the teaming of Francis Ng and Nick Cheung comedic gold.
 
Review
by Kozo:

Nifty role reversal is the key to this buddy comedy starring Francis Ng and Nick Cheung. The two play against type — Cheung is a hard-boiled undercover cop and Ng wears bow ties and stutters as a nerdy coroner. They become partners when Cheung is framed for the death of his partner and Ng becomes the only means of clearing his name. This gives us plenty of time for shtick-filled male bonding, which actually is good because the action is directed horribly. Iíve gone on record saying that James Yuen needs good producers to give us decent material, and thatís certainly the case here. Surprisingly his producer is Joe Ma, who should know better.

While Francis Ng can sometimes save a movie, he hasnít proven to be a definite guarantee of quality, and as usual heís better than the material. He handles his bookish character much better than Cheung does as the righteous cop. Helping matters is Ti Lung, who does a fine job as the duplicitous police captain, and Stephanie Che provides welcome support as Cheungís love interest. However, the film is ultimately undone by poor direction and a recycled script that needed a definite polish. (Kozo 2000)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable Chinese and English Subtitles

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