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It's a Drink, It's a Bomb    
Year: 1985
Maggie Cheung and George Lam
Director: David Chung Chi-Man
Cast: George Lam Chi-Cheung, John Sham Kin-Fun, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Yu Ching, Paul Chun Pui, Tsui Kam-Kong, Lau Kong, Liu Kai-Chi, Eddy Ko Hung, Hui Siu-Hung, Lung Tin-Sang, Si Ma-Yin, Liu Chun-Hung, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Fung King-Man, Lo Yuen-Yan, Lowell Lo Koon-Ting, Wu Ma, Dennis Chan Kwok-San
The Skinny: It's not art, but it's not bad.
by Kozo:
     This weird and wacky eighties product proves to be incredibly enjoyable fluff. An explosives expert (Lau Kong) builds a new-fangled bomb thatís disguised as a can of Sarsae cola. He sells it to evil Japanese terrorists Eddy Ko and Tsui Kam-Kong, but not before his assistant suffers an attack of conscience and absconds with the Sarsae. During the ensuing chase, three mismatched strangers are brought together. A moped rider (George Lam), a taxi driver (John Sham), and a cyclist (Maggie Cheung), all find themselves witnesses to the case. However, they canít prove their claims to the cops, so they decide to take the case into their own hands. 
     Sure, this plot sounds far-fetched and totally absurd...and it is! This is one of those movies that takes silliness and gives it a good name. Director David Chung is probably one of HKís most underrated directors. He manages to capture the crazy, enjoyable tone that made eighties HK what it was. There are chases, comedic moments, and lots of wacky set pieces that keep you interested. George Lam and John Sham are great fun, and Cheung is quite winning in one of her early ďcute-as-a-buttonĒ roles. Thereís nothing remotely noteworthy about this movie; itís just an excellent time waster. (Kozo 2000)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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