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Mr. Mumble
Chinese: 孟波
Michael Chow saves Pauline Suen
Year: 1996
Director: Yuen Chun-Man
Cast: Michael Chow Man-Kin, Francoise Yip Fong-Wah, Pauline Suen Kai-Kwan, Jessica Suen, Eric Kei Ka-Fat, Ng Hong-Ning, Amy Chung Wai-Yi, Yi Fan-Wai, Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Jamie Lik Kin-Ming, Herman Yau Lai-To, Candy Hau Woon-Ling
The Skinny: For those who must have a live action City Hunter, this is probably as close as you'll get. It still isn't that good, though.
by Kozo:
Hey everyone, it's yet another Hong Kong version of City Hunter! Called Maang Boh (the Cantonese name for City Hunter's Ryu Saeba) or Mr. Mumble to the phonetically impaired. Star Michael Chow shows great enthusiasm as Mr. Mumble, an SDU sharpshooter who gets fired when he shirks duty to chase skirts. Without a job, he accepts an assignment to protect Pauline Suen, who’s pretty but a little shrill in her lead debut. Francoise Yip appears as Mumble’s cop friend and she pretty much does nothing except slink around and switch personalities all over the place. Average action and Hong Kong-style hijinks carry the picture, which earns points for being truer to the original City Hunter than Wong Jing’s ghastly 1993 travesty. However, that film had Jackie Chan’s trademark flair and energy, while this film has...Michael Chow. the film turns out to be standard HK fare, with little rhyme or reason holding the whole ball of wax together. (Kozo 1996)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Panorama Entertainment
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles

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