The Big Deal (1992)

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Wong Chun-yeung directed this oddball Hong Kong crime comedy, which piles on the slapstick and weirdness in a distinctly Asian approach to humor which may not carry over well for those unaccustomed to its style. Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima star as a pair of squabbling crooks, May and Sim-lan, who fight so much that their boss, Che Hai, is at his wit's end. During the course of the film's 96 minute running time, May and Sim-lan battle a pair of bizarre cops, Super Canon (Sibelle Hu) and Lethal Weapon (Tommy Wong), who are also chasing one of Che Hai's old students, the infamous Saint Hero (Yuen Wah), and trying to get hold of a stolen painting and an antique sword. The action scenes are played for laughs by the film's choreographer Yuen Cheung-yan, who also plays the Master Che Hai, and the cast includes such familiar genre veterans as Sophia Crawford, Isabella Chow, and Gabriel Wong.