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The Professionals
Year: 1998
Director: Tong Wai-Sing

Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Ada Choi Siu-Fun, Norman Chu (Tsui Siu-Keung), Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Tsui Kam-Kong, Ben Ng Ngai-Cheung

The Skinny: Call Michael Mann's lawyer.
by Kozo:
     This low-rent action flick features some decent names, but after that it’s all downhill. Louis Koo is a cop sent to find a gang of robbers. Along the way, he teams with the idiotic mainland cops led by the most uncharismatic Chinese actor ever. The big bad guy is Norman Tsui, who’s one of those honorable villains who values kids and old ladies. 
     Then, one hour into the film, it happens. You realize that this is a remake of Heat! And it's an incredibly bad remake, too! When you realize that Louis Koo is supposed to be Al Pacino and Norman Tsui is supposed to be Robert De Niro, the horror sets in. Ada Choi gets the Amy Brenneman role, and she has very little to do. She’s a fashion designer, so there’s a detour to a fashion show with the most horrid looking models ever. The last thirty minutes are a direct lift from Heat, down to the hotel assassination and bank robbery. There is just no chemistry between Louis Koo and Norman Tsui. Chemistry? This movie is so awful that it’s a joke to even consider thinking about chemistry. (Kozo 1998)
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