Today's Hero (1991)

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Thomas Yip Shing-hong directs this comic vehicle for Hong Kong star Kenny Bee. Mr. Smartie (Bee) is an inept, out-of-work gangster who comes to believe that he has only one month to live and sets out to settle some scores. Top on the list is a crooked policeman who humiliated him in the past. Once he scares him into fleeing Hong Kong, Smartie takes the guy's uniforms and starts solving crimes himself with a bravura that immediately captures the public's attention. At one point, he shimmies half-naked into a convenience mart that's being robbed and apprehends the criminals. Soon TV reporter Annie (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) starts to cover him. Though the police would love to throw him in jail, they offer Smartie a job with a massive life insurance policy. Smartie tries his best to get killed in the line of duty, but to no avail.