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Fist Power
Year: 2000
Zhao Wen-Zhou
Director: Aman Cheung Man
Producer: Wong Jing
Cast: Zhao Wen-Zhou (Chiu Man-Cheuk) , Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Gigi Lai Chi, Sam Lee Chan-Sam, Li Fei, Mak Tak-Law, Mak King-Ting, Cheng Pei-Pei, Lau Ka-Wing, Lung Fong, Lam Suet, Kara Hui Ying-Hung, Stephen Au Kam-Tong, Austin Wai Tin-Chi, Lung Fong, Lebon Cheung Hung-On
The Skinny: One long chase sequence with fighting interspersed. This is not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but it manages to be entertaining.
Review
by Kozo:
     Cheap-looking flick from Cheung Man and Wong Jing reteams them with the future of martial arts action stars: Zhao Wen-Zhou. Sadly, their last collaboration made the future seem bleak. This new effort doesnít really bring much promise, but at least it isnít god-awful like the filth that was Body Weapon. In fact, Fist Power proves to be an entertaining little flick that succeeds due to lack of pretension and a relentless pace that aids matters. 
     Zhao is Brian, a mainland security officer whoís visiting Hong Kong and becomes embroiled in the plight of Chau (Anthony Wong). Chau is an ex-soldier whoís stepson is being repossessed by his ex-wife and her evil husband Chiu (Lung Fong) who couldnít care about the kid. They need the boy to secure an inheritance, and the cops wonít help Chau. Desperate, he holds a school hostage until the cops retrieve his kid. Brianís nephew is one of the hostages, so Brian takes it upon himself to find Chauís boy and bring him back. 
     Thwarting him at every turn are Chiuís men and the cops, who donít do much to help. Aiding Brian are a variety of players, including Gigi Lai and comedy relief Sam Lee. Also on board are Brianís family of kung-fu geniuses, consisting of Cheng Pei-Pei and Kara Hui among others. What this means is lots of fighting, most of it non-sensical as the bad guys manage to show up at every turn without explanation. In fact, most of the film lacks explanation. It's like the filmmakers expect the kung-fu action to make up for this, and you know what? It does! This is basically one long action sequence with minimum amounts of filler. With that in mind, the uninteresting characters and poor production values can be forgotten. 
(Kozo 2000)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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