City Cops (1989)

Posted in Reviews by - May 20, 2012
City Cops (1989)

A typically dodgy Hong Kong cop affair with FBI agent Rothrock travelling to the Far East to investigate the disappearance of a key witness withholding incriminating evidence against the Japanese mafia and its hoard of gweilo minions. A couple of crass CID officers (played by Kirk Miu and Shing Fui-on) get involved and unfortunately end up dominating the film, tagging the informant’s sister to gather more evidence in true Stakeout rip-off style. Broad and occasionally coarse humour seems to be the order of the day, and things get really bad when the police twits start to fall for the two ladies. But if you can stomach the trashy stuff then numerous rewards await. Rothrock is just electrifying in a smart Samurai bust up while the blood soaked warehouse finale (which includes a brief duel with femme fatale contemporary Michiko Nishiwaki) is pure entertainment. There is quality here but it depends how desperate you are to search for it.

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