Gen-X Cops

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Three delinquent police cadets are recruited to pose as underworld types to investigate the theft of rocket fuel which can be used as a powerful explosive - a theft seemingly connected with a spate of gangland killings. They uncover a feud between Japanese criminals and a (fulfilled) plot to blow up the HK Convention Centre. This relatively big budget action-comedy offers little more than a series of set pieces (gunfights, sky dives, car chases, etc), individually well enough staged but cumulatively boring. The biggest problem is the shapeless, witless script; minor pleasures include vivid supporting turns from Tsang, Ng and newcomer Wu. A US major has picked up international rights, presumably because of Jackie Chan's cameo in the final reel.

Release details

Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Benny Chan
Screenwriter: Benny Chan, Peter Tsi, Koan Hui, Lee Yee-Wah
Cast: Nicholas Tse
Stephen Fung
Sam Lee
Grace Ip
Daniel Wu
Eric Tsang
Toru Nakamura
Francis Ng
Jackie Chan
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