Don't Fool Me (1991)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 1991 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Hong Kong filmmaker Herman Yau directed this chase-filled action-comedy showcasing the talents of popular Asian stars Tony Leung and Andy Lau. Leung plays Chiang Ho-chie, an insurance broker who is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor which will soon burst and kill him. Distraught and depressed, Chiang runs across his old school chum Hero Hwa (Lau), who has since become a low-level triad. Chiang wants to help his friend, despite the red warning flags which their conversation sends up, so he gets Hwa a job at his company. Hwa almost gets fired in short order, but charms his uptight female boss and saves his position, at least temporarily. Hwa isn't the only one crossing the tracks romantically, as Chiang gets some spice in what remains of his life when he falls for a tough biker girl named Fanny (Fennie Yuen). Chiang's mistake is deciding to break up with Fanny before his brain tumor kills him. His intentions are honorable, as he hopes to spare her the grief of watching him die, but Fanny thinks he's being a scoundrel, and her father (Michael Chan) -- a triad crime lord -- sends his gangsters to kill the hapless insurance broker. That's when Chiang has to run for his life, with the triad hitmen in hot pursuit, leading to a number of chases, crashes, and fights which are mostly played for comedy. Teresa Mo co-stars with Shing Fui-on, Gabriel Wong, and Yung Sai-kit.