A forgotten cinematic experience from HK’s eighties heights,
this multi-genre exercise proves to be nothing more than an
average action drama that gets a big boost from its star casting.
Chow Yun-Fat is Bon, a wacky cop who accidentally injures
a beautiful mainland girl in the course of a routine sting.
He and his partner (Lui Fong) take her to the hospital where
she pretends to have amnesia, claiming that Bon is her husband
Bon plays along because he feels
bad, and things go totally off course. He takes her home,
she bonds with his mother, causes a break-up with his evil
girlfriend, and still manages to be nothing less than charming
and pure. Of course, she’s played by Joey Wong in one of her
patented star turns. Despite the fact that she was only nineteen
when she made this movie, she manages to be affecting and
However, it must be noted: this
movie is cheesy commercial crap that was probably shot in
about a week. Director Norman Law Man is a veteran of such
slapdash cinema, and he shows it with his penchant for absurd
wackiness and totally sappy montages. See Chow and Joey fall
in love in cafes and on basketball courts, where Joey manages
to beat Chow one-on-one at 64 frames-per-second!
If you can deal with that stuff,
there are some decent moments in this otherwise forgettable
film. Chow and Joey display enough charisma and the few instances
of action and stuntwork are impressive enough to keep you
interested. Also, the movie manages to really grab you by
the end as an evil bastard shows up to exact his revenge on
Joey, who hurt him during an attempted rape. Chow must save
her, but not before she’s placed in some pretty awful situations
that should make just about anyone squirm with discomfort.
Occasionally compelling, but not truly noteworthy. (Kozo 1998)