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Lady Cop & Papa Crook

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Lady Cop & Papa Crook (2008)

92 min - Comedy, Crime, Thriller - 23 December 2008
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A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

Director:  Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Writers:  Alan Mak, Felix Chong


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A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

Collections: Alan Mak, Felix Chong

Tagline: A kidnap leads to the most unlikely partnership of a voguish detective and a rogue kingpin who must work against time together to find the culprits and save the child.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller


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Country:   Hong Kong China
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  23 December 2008

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min

Lady Cop & Papa Crook (Chinese: 大搜查之女; Da sou zha zhi nu) is a 2008 Hong Kong crime film written and directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, and starring Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan.

Chan plays the kingpin of a red diesel crime ring who is forced to team up and co-operate with a hot-tempered police officer (Cheng) when his son is kidnapped, thus beginning an unlikely alliance between fellow police officers and criminals.

The film marks Cheng’s first feature-film role after a three-year absence from the Hong Kong cinema scene, her last film being the 2005 film Everlasting Regret. After filming, Lady Cop & Papa Crook’s theatrical release date was delayed several times, due to the film not meeting Chinese censorship standards, which resulted in several scenes being reshot. The film later received a confirmed Hong Kong release date of 1 January 2009 in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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John Fok (Eason Chan) is the kingpin of illegal red diesel in Greater China. When an oil tanker explodes accidentally, he becomes the focus of investigation by Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese police and is forced to halt his business to wait things out. While his business rivals start closing in, a member of his household is planning to betray him. On the surface, John seems totally helpless, but in reality, he has been staging a major comeback for months. Just as he is finally ready to turn his fortune around, however, his only son is kidnapped.

Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto (Sammi Cheng) is the rising star in the police force, who is well praised for busting crime with her characteristic sangfroid and precision. However, in matters of love, she is totally at wit’s end. After dating the same man for more than ten years with no likely prospect of an imminent wedding, she determines to cut the knot once and for all, before she becomes too old for childbirth. Poised at the crossroad of her life, she is thrilled to be assigned to investigate the kidnapping of John’s son.

John dispatches his whole gang to ferret out his son’s whereabouts, only to find out that his rivals are redeploying people in China to assail him. Just when he is about to order an all-out fightback, Maureen suddenly arrives with her team to garrison at his house. Spurning her at first, he soon finds her critical analysis of the situation at hand both apt and useful. An unlikely co-operation between cops and crooks thus ensues, leading to conflicts and clashes galore at every step till the very end. [wikipedia]