Tough Beauty And The Sloppy Slop (HK 1995)

Rating: **
Cast: Cynthia Khan, Yuen Biao, Waise Lee, Billy Chow, cameos by Yuen Wah, Alex Man, James Gaines

Another disappointing effort featuring a lot of washed up HK veterans. Only the villainous Billy Chow looks like he knows what he's doing and has no trouble taking out Yuen Biao and Cynthia Khan at the end of the film. I now truly believe that the genre is dead. This is a low budget Filipino version of "Supercop" (1992) (even two of the villains are the same) that shamelessly steals a lot of its music from "Hard-Boiled" (1992). It's also sloppy and difficult to follow in parts. Cynthia Khan (the tough beauty) is a mainland police officer who goes undercover in a Filipino women's prison to befriend the girlfriend of a nasty crime lord (Waise Lee). Yuen Biao (the sloppy slop) is an undercover Hong Kong cop who helps them break out of jail, and by doing so, Waise Lee invites him and Cynthia to join his gang. Their cover eventually gets blown, and they end up having to fight Billy Chow and his seemingly endless army of thugs. Sure, it's not very good, but it's not terrible. Compared to Ms. Khan's other Filipino films, it's much better than "Yes, Madam 5" (1996) and her fighting is better than in "Angel On Fire" (1995), but production-wise it ranks about the same. And in THIS film, big important crime lords drive Toyota Corollas.