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After wowing audiences both in Hong Kong and abroad with her jaw-dropping stunts during Supercop, Michelle Yeoh stars in this melodrama -- directed by Ann Hui -- about a stuntwoman struggling to survive in Hong Kong's notoriously cutthroat film industry. Kam (Yeoh) is a fearless stunt double trying to gain the respect of a ornery, battle-worn action director known only as "the Chief" (Sammo Hung). Though a father-daughter relationship of sorts eventually forms between the two, their relationship to the craft of stunts is complicated. Kam gets pulled away from her profession first through a bad relationship and then through looking after the Chief's kid Long (Jimmy Wong). The Chief, in turn, gets killed during a scuffle with the Hong Kong triads. This film, however, is perhaps best remembered because of a serious injury Michelle Yeoh incurred when she misjudged an 18-foot jump from a bridge to a truck. In venerable Hong Kong cinema fashion, the outtakes of Yeoh's brush with death are included as the film's end. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1900

Cast

Ken Lo
as Ah Long
Kent Cheng
as Blackjack
Mang Hoi
as Copy
Richard Ng
as Cop
Michelle Yeoh
as Ah Kam
Sammo Hung
as Tung

Crew

Ann Hui
Director
Raymond Chow
Producer
Chan Man-Keung
Screenwriter
Ardy Lam
Cinematographer
Yoshihide Otomo
Songwriter
Catherine Hun
Executive Producer
David Lau
Executive Producer
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