Date Released:  10/1996
Production Company:  Golden Harvest Entertainment
Producers:  David Lau, Catherine Hun
Director:  Ann Hui
Action Director:  Ching Siu-Tung
Cinematographer:  Ardy Lam
Art Director:  Yank Wong Yan-Kwai
Music:  Otomo Yoshihide
Screenplay:  Chan Man-Keung, Chan Kin-Chung
Edit:  Wong Yee-Shun
Country:  Hong Kong
Cast:  (in credit order)
|Ah Kam|| .... ||Michelle Yeoh|
|Chief Tung|| .... ||Sammo Hung|
|Sam/Braided Chan|| .... ||Satoshi Okada|
|Sam|| .... ||Jimmy Wong|
|Ah Long|| .... ||Ken Lo|
|Copy|| .... ||Man Hoi|
|Whacko|| .... ||Nick Cheung|
|Roomate|| .... ||Crystal Kwok|
I personally consider this one to be a drama rather than an action movie.
Michelle stars as Ah Kam, a role which is quite different from all
other characters she has created on screen. This is the only time
(if we don't count The Owl vs Dumbo) that I see Michelle playing
a non-hero type of role. However, her performance is absolutely
outstanding. With very touching and realistic details, Michelle
brings the character of Ah Kam to life and gives her complexity as
well as humanity.
Ah Kam is an ordinary but yet very special stuntwoman.
She's poor, humble, lonely, having to deal with a harsh daily life; but she's
also brave, sincere, strong, and manages to shine through even the darkest
Besides the last part, which seems irrelevant to the story, I like
the movie a lot.
The outtakes show the accident that got Michelle badly injured
while filming this movie in 1995. Thank God nothing was permanent.