The Big Score (1990)

Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Prolific Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing (God of Gamblers) directed this typically dotty crime-comedy, which meshes graphic violence with a truly peculiar sense of humor. The story centers on a dedicated police inspector named Kung Ching (Danny Lee) and his efforts to bring down the criminal kingpin Panther Wong (Lung Fong). After finally arresting Wong, aided by undercover officer Ma Qun (Anthony Wong), Kung thinks he's gotten his man, but the mobster's minions steal vital evidence leading to his release. To make matters worse, they kill Ma Qun's wife and daughter and leave him terribly disfigured and handicapped. Unable to work within the confines of the law, Kung quits the force and teams up with a gambler named Soft (played by the director) to get revenge. First, in an odd comic sequence, Kung attempts to seduce the haughty Penny (Joey Wang), the object of both Wong's affections and extortion, by taking her to a rather unfortunate choice of restaurant, only to have the horrified woman served her own pet dog on a plate. She befriends Kung and Soft anyway, and the three then set about trying to topple Wong's criminal empire. Tang Shui-man and Agnes Aurelio co-star.