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Final Justice
Chinese: 霹靂先鋒
Cop Danny Lee and thief Stephen Chow
Year: 1988
Director: Parkman Wong Pak-Man
Cast: Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, Shing Fui-On, Kirk Wong Chi-Keung, Tommy Wong Kwong-Leung, Ho Ka-Kui, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong
The Skinny: Enjoyable but routine action-drama possessing better-than-average performances, especially from a young Stephen Chow Sing-Chi.
by Kozo:

The man who plays cops, Danny Lee, returns in this 1988 vehicle directed by pal Parkman Wong (they co-starred in Parking Service). Lee is a maverick cop who “breaks all the rules!™” Despite his stellar record and cool shades, he’s somewhat of an outcast in the squad room due to the meddling of the new chief inspector, who's seriously anal-retentive. During their inter-squad battles, they clash over a cheap punk of a car thief (Stephen Chow, in a pre-superstar performance) who Lee captured. Lee wants to use Chow to get to principled bad guy Shing Fui-On and his lesser, more obnoxious partner Tommy Wong. 

It turns out these guys are just a couple of bank robbers, and nothing more exciting. Ho hum. Not exactly a compelling bunch of bad guys. Still, the heart of the picture is the relationship between Lee and Chow, who slowly grows to trust him. The film has decent action and is fairly enjoyable, but it is still mostly formula. Danny Lee plays Danny Lee again. Chow’s performance is much better, especially in light of his current superstar status. He demonstrates a range in this picture that it seems everyone forgot he possessed. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 1988 Hong Kong Film Awards, but lost to Jacky Cheung from As Tears Go By. (Kozo 1997)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Joy Sales
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 2.0
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
*Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
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