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Yes, Madam (Huang gu shi jie) (1985)

  Directed by: Corey Yuen
Starring: Hoi Mang, Cynthia Rothrock, John Sham, Hark Tsui, Michelle Yeoh
Links: Yes, Madam on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 8.00 (1 rating)
nofreelist.com Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Yes, Madam (Huang gu shi jie) (1985) is also mentioned in timchuma's review of Royal Warriors (1986).

"Polyester jumpsuit Kung Fu!" - a review by timchuma

We meet Senior Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) while she is taking part in a sting on a suspected flasher. She is just leaving the scene when she hears gunfire coming from an armoured car up the street, so she takes on the baddies and cleans them up.

A bit later we meet the silly trio of crooks: Aspirin, Strepsil and Panadol (Hark Tsui), who provide welcome comic relief to break up the fighting scenes. The bloke with the glasses and fuzzy hair (Strepsil) has been in heaps of movies in the same sort of roles.

I also liked Sammo Hung Kam-Bo's cameo as an 'old man' and the other bloke with the moustache who has been around forever.

After Inspector Ng's friend is killed, she goes looking for Aspirin as she saw him leaving the room just before finding her friend dead (he was robbing it), but what she doesn't know is that it is a professional hit and the killer is also after the thieves.

As a result of their haul, Aspirin and Strepsil give the dead man's passport to Panadol to sell to a crook. This leads to the crook trying to run away at the airport when he is dobbed in and stupidly taking a foreign police officer (Cynthia Rothrock) hostage, so he gets his arse kicked a bit.

The rest of the film follows the robbers, the killers and the two police officers as they take a beating or give one. My favourite scene would have to be Aspirin and Strepsil trying to get put into prison by various means (without much success).

This film reminds me of Police Story (1985) with the emphasis more on fighting scenes than big stunts.

In the session I saw it at, the audience seemed to appreciate the fashions of the eighties (Michelle and Cynthia are decked out in jumpsuits) with special mention going to the Saddam Hussein look-alike 'Maddog' who most the audience thought was a crack-up.

timchuma gives this movie 8 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 3 Mar 2005

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