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Pantyhose Hero (1990)

Zhi fen shuang xiong (original title)
Two policemen must pretend to be a gay couple in order to investigate the murders of homosexuals in Hong Kong.

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Philip Chan ... Officer Raiding Gay Bar
Billy Sau Yat Ching ... Boss' assistant
Kam Kong Chow ... Gangster
Jaclyn Chu ... Inspector Chu Hui Wen
Tau Chu ... Gangster
Paul Chun ... Captain Chan
Fat Chung ... Chainsaw Robber
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Jeff Lau
Man-Chung Lam ... Sushi Chef
Ricky Lau ... Taxi Driver
Raymond Lee Raymond Lee
Wai Cheung Mak ... Gangster
Tom Poon ... Dick Tsao
Tai-Bo ... Man kiiled at construction site
Siu Tak-Foo ... Thug (as Te Hu Hsiao)
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Two policemen must pretend to be a gay couple in order to investigate the murders of homosexuals in Hong Kong.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

8 August 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Pantyhose Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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A unique martial arts movie
19 May 2007 | by spiney-4See all my reviews

This Sammo Hung action-comedy is often cited as his most politically incorrect film, along with the more recent flick 'Don't Give a Damn'. This is a fair assessment, although this minor classic of Hong Kong cinema should not be dismissed for this reason.

The story involves the search for a serial killer of gay men; crude and often amusing jokes come thick and fast as Hung and cop partner Alan Tam go undercover as homosexuals. Thankfully, the movie never truly degenerates into homophobia, and remains fairly agreeable throughout.

The fight scenes, as choreographed by Sammo himself, are mostly on the short side but masterfully performed and extremely powerful. However, the violence in the film is graphic and occasionally shocking- so be warned.

Overall, if you can stomach the heady mix of controversial comedy and hard-hitting action, you'll have a rollicking time.


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