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Yes, Madam! (1985)

Huang jia shi jie (original title)
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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »

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Corey Yuen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Yeoh ... Inspector Ng
Cynthia Rothrock ... Inspector Carrie Morris
John Sham ... Strepsil
Hoi Mang ... Aspirin
Hark Tsui ... Panadol
James Tien ... Tin Wai-Keung
Dick Wei ... Dick
Fat Chung ... Mad-dog
Melvin Wong ... Chief Inspector Wong
Wai Shum ... Tin's Lawyer
Michael Harry Michael Harry ... Richard Nornen
Eddie Maher ... Thug with Fake Passport
Kei Mai ... Flasher in Video Store (as Chi Mi)
Chau Sang Lau ... Curry (as Li Ka)
Tai-Bo ... Officer Bo
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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass onto a forger friend Panadol (Tsui Hark). Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh) is assigned to the case, along with Inspector Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) from Scotland Yard. The investigation leads the cops to the bumbling crooks and soon they are on Triad leader Tin's (James Tien) tail, he will stop at nothing to get the incriminating film back and with his hitman and bodyguard (Dick Wei) at his side, he proves too much for the inspectors to catch using legal means, in frustration they give up their badges and go after Tin alone. Written by themoviedb.org

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

30 November 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Yes, Madam! See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Production Co:

D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At the time of filming, Cynthia Rothrock was unfamiliar with the Hong Kong custom of shooting movies without sound for later dubbing. After failing to remember the very first Cantonese lines fed to her, she was surprised when the director approved the shot despite her having resorted to gibberish. Additionally, the lack of recorded sound had long since made it custom for Hong Kong performers to deliver their lines very quietly, and Rothrock's costars were surprised by her tendency to emote loudly. See more »

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As Inspector Morris kicks a man over her head, she moves away from her (fake) leg. See more »

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English dubbed version is missing opening scene of library flasher and begins with a recycled scene from Pi li da la ba (1986) which has no relationship to the story. See more »

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Battling Babes at their best
27 May 2005 | by tpr007See all my reviews

A revolutionary a film for kick starting and defining the Battling Babes genre, in the same way 'Zu' was for the fantasy swordplay movies, 'Yes, Madam!' combined the best of Hong Kong action cinema with a fresh, sexy and exciting look. Rarely ever had women played such dominant roles and kicked as much butt as they do here, while still being allowed to show a coy, feminine side.

Both Yeoh and Rothrock made their action debuts in this film, and they couldn't have been picked at a better time. The action choreography in HK was entering a new, fast and brutal phase while both girls were at the peak of their physical fitness. The end result is not only the definitive femme-fatale flick, but also one of the finest actioners to leap on to the screen in the mid 80's. The final fight scene alone is more than worth the cost of the DVD and puts Hollywood to shame with its raw power and inventiveness. The best offered in the West at the time was a macho Sigourney Weaver in 'Aliens', but even she wouldn't have been able to touch these girls! Also known as 'In the line of Duty 2' following the later produced 'Royal Warriors' aka 'In the line of Duty' (1986) 'Yes, Madam!' set a new trend in the later 80's whereby attractive women such as Cynthia Khan, Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima and many more were given free reign to dish out the pain, being made to look like the greatest screen fighters ever courtesy of rigorous training from the likes of Dick Wei, Yuen Kwai and Yuen Woo Ping. Even today we are reaping the rewards as female faces, new and old, do battle on the screen in modern classics like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.

Entertaining cameos from Sammo Hung and Richard Ng as well as great fighting performances from the likes of Chung Fa and Dick Wei makes this a testosterone junkies dream! Ultimately lacking in great cinematography or even much of a plot, the name of the game is to excite the audience in as many ways possible, whether it's with lingering shots of a luscious, young Michelle Yeoh or an animated, head and arm cracking La Rothrock - this movie should not be missed by anyone interested in action - "Hong Kong style".


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