Fatal Chase (HK 1992)

Rating: **
Director: Philip Ko
Cast: Robin Shou, Philip Ko, Yukari Oshima, Waise Lee

Stylish low budget actioner with the look and feel of "Angel On Fire" (1995) (with some of the same cast and locations, too) and a lot of way-cool macho posing. The film bounces from Hong Kong to Manila with no clear direction. Robin Shou and Philip Ko manage to be the link between all of the disjointed events. Robin Shou plays a goofy and cocky Hong Kong cop and Philip Ko is a slick and serious Filipino cop. Yukari Oshima shows up as Robin Shou's partner but gets wasted after her first and only fight scene. Damn. There are also a pair of assassins that are very slick, but the girl doesn't look comfortable handling a gun and the guy gets into a totally silly and slapstick sword fight with Robin at the end. Oh, did I mention that there's also a gun toting midget and a Frankie Goes To Hollywood derivative score? Not great, but it could be worse...