This multi-genre flick finds Josephine Siao as a penniless
HK policewoman who’s had a bad run at the races. She
enters into a marriage of convenience with mainland
pretty boy Zhao Wen-Zhou to pay the bills. However,
he’s a professional gambler on the run from his evil
rival, Ken Lo. He wants to get to HK, and Josephine
wants a lot of dough so they pull a deal: he gets the
passport and she gets a wad of cash, courtesy of his
But their plans are derailed
by Ken, who follows Zhao from the mainland. Plus there’s
some pesky romantic hijinks from Blacky Ko, who’s enamored
of Josephine. Zhao picks up an admirer in Blacky’s sister
Desiree Law, who also has the HK plot device that just
won’t go away: she has a terminal disease.
All of this adds up to a totally
mixed bag with some good kung-fu and some decent comedy.
However, a lot of emotional climaxes fly out of left
field, leaving us with that grand old question: huh?
Some of the drama just isn’t all that dramatic, and
we're left with only the action to shore things up.
Yuen Kwai and Yuen Tak do a good job with that, but
some of the stuff has definitely been seen before. The
comedy could use some help, too. Frankly, the sight
of Zhao Wen-Zhou in an afro wig is enough to give anyone
the willies. The true sadness of this film belongs to
the fact that this was Josephine Siao's last film role. (Kozo