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轟天密令 (1994)
Deadly Target

Reviewed by: Frank Lakatos
Date: 03/27/2006
Summary: One of Godfrey Ho's worst Filipino coproductions.

One of Godfrey Ho's worst Filipino coproductions. Everybody seems to be goofing around in this movie, John Cheung doesn't do anything, Yukari Oshima and Sharon Yeun Pan Pan are awkwardly out of place. Edu Manzano, who always gives a great performance does his best, but he doesn't have anything to work with. Manzano's ladyboy informant gives a few comedic moments as "she" saves him from a beating. Besides that, John Cheung wastes acreen time along with Phillip Ko, and the movie is just plain terrible. */*****

Reviewed by: calros
Date: 01/22/2006
Summary: Inspired philippino actioneer : )

The two best B-Series action teams (leaded by Ko and Kung) joined forces in this movie directed by Godfrey Ho. The result is really inspired and very pleasant. The story is as silly as always. Lisa (Yukari) and Anna (Sharon) make a very good couple as HK cops on holidays in Philippines; they must team with cop Eddie (Manzano) when their superior officers order them to arrest Ben (Cheung), ambitious arms smuggler and also Lisa's cousin.

All the topics of Philippino actioneers (bazookas, treachery, explosives, farts, choppers, ugly ladyboys, shootings, little daughters, car chases) are covered here, so if you are new in this sub-genre this can be your first movie. My copy is the HK version so many scenes starred by Manzano have been (badly) cut. Action scenes, locations and overall direction are nice. The climatic scene is almost notable but... it could be better.

Reviewer Score: 7