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Sam Lee and Anthony Wong play undercover cops looking for loot stolen by Lam Suet (sporting a full head of curly black hair) in a Catholic girls school. Sam dresses up as a girl with a neck brace (after disguising himself as Osama bin Laden in the prologue), Anthony as a priest. Wong appears to have modeled his performance on a combination of Beavis (bleached blonde hair) and Butt-head (everything else). There are some hijinks, but it's mostly just a…
Only in Golden Age Hong Kong could you find such a bizarre amalgam of white elephant pretentiousness, slapdash screenwriting (blatantly ripping off De Palma's Untouchables), gorgeous imagery (shot by Mark Lee Ping-bing!), and absolutely insane and brutal violence.
Andy Lau gave 40,000 feet of almost expired film left over from the shooting of this to Fruit Chan, which he then used to make Made in Hong Kong.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
That moment when DeNiro realizes he has to go after Waingro. He's not a romantic hero, he's a small-minded man of violence driven not by ideals or esoteric codes but by the basest of human urges.
That moment when Pacino practically dances down the hospital stairs, gleefully fleeing his family for the sake of the chase, freed from the pretense of normalcy, from the obligation to care about anyone else.
The tragedy and joy of learning that you cannot escape…