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Pom Pom and Hot Hot
Year: 1992 "Hey! That's my sister!"
Stephen Tung and Jacky Cheung
Director: Joe Cheung Tung-Cho
Action: Stephen Tung Wai
Cast: Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau, Stephen Tung Wai, Alfred Cheung Kin-Ting, Loletta Lee Lai-Chun, Bonnie Fu, Austin Wai Tin-Chi, Lam Ching-Ying, John Ching Tung
The Skinny: A pedestrian buddy cop comedy that totally goes nuts for the final action sequence. If you have the DVD, try A-B repeating the ending sequence during parties.
Review
by Kozo:
     A fairly standard buddy action-comedy featuring Jacky Cheung and Stephen Tung as the two cops. Main plot: there are bad guys and the cops must catch them. That's it. The secondary plot is about the mainland cousins of Stephen Tung (Alfred Cheung and the ageless Loletta Lee) who visit the two cops for no apparent reason. Loletta and Jacky fall in love, much to Alfred’s dismay. However, he finds his long-lost love Bonnie Fu (who’s now a club hostess) during a routine investigation of a night club. Then there's action. Lots and lots of action. We mean it.
     Pom Pom and Hot Hot isn't an exceptionally exciting or original film, though there is a mahjong scene midway through that's good for a few laughs. Still, everything seems mired in mediocrity until the film's climax, when the movie suddenly EXPLODES with the best action/gunplay ending outside of any John Woo movie. Seriously, the ending is totally amazing and features action that has rarely been equaled in Hong Kong history. Acrobatic action heroes, whizzing bullets, breathlessly choreographed gunplay, and a cinematic panache that's undeniably exciting make this a winner of a Hong Kong movie. Watch for Lam Ching-Ying, who steals the show as the “gun virtuoso” captain. (Kozo 1995)
 

 

   
   
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