Director Herman Yau
Country Hong Kong
|Release date 29 May 1992 (1992-05-29)|
Genres Action Film, Chinese Movies
Nominations Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Cast Jacky Cheung (Li Man Kit), Ng Man-tat (Little Ball), Sammi Cheng (Heidi), Paul Chun Pui (Hung Kwan), John Ching Tung (Tsuen), Leung Sap-Yat (Hong, waiter)
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Little Ball (Ng Man-tat) is a retired police officer who works as a beverage server in a bar. However, he has not changed his bad habits of being loud-mouth and compulsive drinking and gambling. Fortunately, he is helped and taken care by his confidant, Hung (Carrie Ng). One time, Ball unintentionally got his son, Dee (Jacky Cheung), a Special Duties Unit officer, into a dispute with triad leader, Ngan Kwan (Paul Chun), nearly destroying his son's career.
At the same time, Dee also meets Heidi (Sammi Cheng) during a police operation and a romantic relationship ensued between them. However, things do not go well for long when Heidi is discovered to be Ngan's daughter. Ngan forces Dee to resign from his job, but Dee has a strong sense of righteousness and firmly rejects Ngan and proceeds to go on vacation with Heidi on Lantau Island. Seeing how Dee disregards him and also thinking that he is eloping with his daughter, Ngan orders his underlings to find and kill Dee. When Ball hears of this, he goes to plead Ngan, but he gets beaten instead. Later, a group of killers surround Dee in the streets and when he fell into danger, the wounded Ball appears and sacrifices his life to rescue his son. At this time, Dee realizes his father's love for him and vows to seek vengeance on Ngan.
Love HK Film gave the film a mixed review noting its plot as nothing new with "no great shakes" but also praising its acting as "better-than-average"
The film grossed HK$6,422,069 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 29 May to 10 June 1992 in Hong Kong.
ReferencesBest of the Best (1992 film) Wikipedia
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