Forbidden City Cop (1996)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Martial Arts  |   Release Date - Feb 16, 1996 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Inept in martial arts, Fat (Stephen Chiau), the emperor's personal bodyguard, spies on agents of a rival dynasty, exposing their claim of a captured extraterrestrial as a hoax. Fat next visits a local prostitute as a possibility for the emperor, but problems arise when his wife (Carina Lau Kar-Ling), unaware that Fat is a secret agent, learns that her husband is seeing a prostitute. Surreal comedy and special effects surface amid kinetic martial arts in this fast-paced actioner, the number-two highest grossing ($4.8 million) Hong Kong flick of 1996. Shown at 1998 film festivals (Berlin, Palm Springs).

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bodyguard, espionage, martial-arts, misunderstanding, prank, rival