Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)
Directed by John Woo
Genres - Comedy | Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy | Release Date - Oct 21, 1982 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 86 min. | Countries - Hong Kong | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
John Woo directed this third film in a series about the bumbling, working-class, tomboy heroine Lam Ah-chun, or in this instance, Plain Jane (Josephine Siao, aka Siao Fong Fong), a role Siao first played in a television series. Lam is hired as an assistant to the aging owner of the Zanda Corporation, an expanding conglomerate that is on the verge of swallowing up most of Hong Kong. Before this fateful job, she had unsuccessfully tried to hold down a few other positions: a road painter and a stunt woman among them, but had fumbled her way out of employment. Now the son of the Zanda conglomerate's owner has a plan to kidnap his father, take over the company, and then move on to the rest of the world. The heroine's devoted and love-struck sidekick (Ricky Hui) joins her in going after the evil son.
employment, girlfriend, opportunity