Angel Terminators (1990)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |  
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The outstanding martial arts talents of Sharon Yeung are highlighted in this otherwise standard Hong Kong action film from director Wai Lit. Yeung plays Ida, a dedicated cop chasing after drug lord Ken Zheng (Kenneth Tsang), who has returned to Hong Kong after several years abroad to set about reclaiming his old turf. During her search, Ida is captured and forcibly hooked on heroin, but is soon cured with the aid of a local stool-pigeon. After regaining her senses, Ida teams up with another policewoman called Hon (Kara Hui) to stage the climactic raid on Zheng's heavily fortified mansion. Familiar elements from films like French Connection II and Scarface clash with the usual Hong Kong "Girls With Guns" cliches, but Yeung makes it all worthwhile. Genre devotees will be pleased to see Carrie Ng in a substantial supporting role as Zheng's ex-mistress Carrie, who must submit to the ruthless criminal again to get her husband out of debt. Michiko Nishiwaki co-stars with Dick Wei and Shum Wai. The unrelated Angel Terminators II followed three years later.

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martial-arts, police-officer, heroin