Action director Ringo Lam, who had previously directed comedies but
had since infused the action genre with real drama and social
concerns with CITY ON FIRE, returned halfway with TOUCH AND GO.
There's a lot of action, but it is all done with tongue planted
firmly in cheek. The star, Sammo Hung, a very popular actor in such
Hong Kong kung fu films as DRAGONS FOREVER, plays Fat Goose, a
noodle stall worker who has the misfortune of witnessing a Mafia
murder. He is convinced by the police to do his civic duty and
testify in court against a known Triad member. The police promise
to protect him from mob reprisals but fail to do so, and he is left
to defend himself. Hung, who stages and choreographs his own fight
scenes, has a deft comic touch that includes a lot of silly gags
along with the violence. The resulting style is more like a Jackie
Chan film, in which realism is often jettisoned in favor of
entertainment. The plot, which could be a serious indictment of the
incompetence and corruption of the Royal Hong Kong Police, is
played for laughs instead. After this effort, which is very much a
Sammo Hung film, Lam returned to his own brand of stylized realism
in his portrayal of crime and violence with the hit FULL CONTACT.
Tai Seng Entertainment
||137 x 190 x 17mm (L x W x T)
||1 hour, 36 minutes
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