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Year: 1995
Suki Kwan and Simon Yam
Director: Danny Lee Sau-Yin
Cast: Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Suki Kwan Sau-Mei, Emily Kwan Bo-Wai, Michael Chow Man-Kin, Shing Fui-On, Parkman Wong Pak-Man, Tommy Wong Kwong-Leung, Fan Siu-Wong, Lau Siu-Ming, Melvin Wong Kam-Sum
The Skinny: Director/star Danny Lee's cinematic argument for fascism in the name of justice.
by Kozo:
     Not one gun is fired in this cop drama/chase film that supposes the question: is fascism in the service of justice an okay thing? If Danny Lee would have his way, then the answer is yes.
     HK’s official Man who Plays Cops is back, only this time he directs, too. Sporting a natty perm, he stars as the leader of the Organized Crime Bureau, who’s after an extremely crafty thief played with typical smarm by Simon Yam. Simon makes off with 170 million HK dollars in a well-planned heist, but then he goes crazy and decides to flaunt said fact to the cops. It seems that besides being a crafty thief, Simon is also an incredibly overconfident and annoying one, as he spends a good forty-five minutes taunting the police and basically saying, “Yeah, I did it! Try and catch me you dirty coppers!” Along for the ride is his moll, the buxom Suki Kwan Sau-Mei, who parades around in revealing low-cut outfits in an effort to distract the cops. 
     When all seems lost, Danny orders that Simon be detained for questioning. Then they use their 48 hours to do everything possible to get a confession. How do they do it? Straight-up beating is out, but water torture and sodomy are not as they try their damnedest to indict these despicable thieves for the good of the world, the Queen, and Canto-pop loving HK citizens everywhere. Danny Lee makes no apologies as the “good guys” go medieval on the bad guys in the interests of justice. Obviously, no one consulted the Geneva convention before making this movie. As trashy entertainment this film is a good fix, but if Danny Lee is making a political statement (and he just might be), then I would have to give him the finger. (
Kozo 1996)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
City Connection
Full Screen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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