Fight Back to School

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Fight Back to School (1991)

100 min - Action, Comedy, Foreign - 31 December 1991
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Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is about to be kicked out of the Royal Hong Kong Police's elite Special Duties Unit (SDU). But a senior officer decides to give him one last chance: Star must go undercover as a student at the Edinburgh High School in Hong Kong to recover the senior officer's missing revolver. The undercover operation is made complicated when Star is partnered with Tat - an aging, incompetent police detective (Ng Man-Tat). However, Star still manages to fall in love with Ms Ho (Cheung Man), the school's guidance counselor, as well as disrupting a gang involved in arms-dealing.

Director:  Gordon Chan

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Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is about to be kicked out of the Royal Hong Kong Police's elite Special Duties Unit (SDU). But a senior officer decides to give him one last chance: Star must go undercover as a student at the Edinburgh High School in Hong Kong to recover the senior officer's missing revolver. The undercover operation is made complicated when Star is partnered with Tat - an aging, incompetent police detective (Ng Man-Tat). However, Star still manages to fall in love with Ms Ho (Cheung Man), the school's guidance counselor, as well as disrupting a gang involved in arms-dealing.


Collections: Gordon Chan

Genres: Action, Comedy, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  31 December 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

This “back to school” comedy is not only the brightest Stephen Chiau picture since [1990’s] All for the Winner, but one of the best films in an as yet cinematically lacklustre 1991.

One of the few recent local productions to attract a family audience, Fight Back to School crosses the generation gap in generating laughs. Comic superstar Stephen Chiau’s youthful appearance belies the fact that he is pushing thirty and many filmmakers have tried unsuccessfully to devise for him a “mature” role which retains the special characteristics of his moleitau humour. By casting Steven Chiau as a bungling cop on undercover assignment in a high school, Fight Back to School allows the comedian to “act his age” while still retaining the innocence so essential to his unique brand of comedy. Gordon Chan’s direction keeps the school room shenanigans moving at a pace as swift as the chalk-laden eraser continually hurled at Chiau’s head (one of the film’s funniest running gags).

Paul Fonoroff