Tokyo Raiders

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Time Out says

Made to order for Chinese New Year release, this charmless action-comedy would like to be Charade but hasn't a clue how to handle plot structure, characterisation or secret-identity twists. Hong Kong heiress Macy (Chen) flies to Tokyo to track down the Japanese fiancé who jilted her on wedding day; interior decorator Yung (Cheng) tags along to get a bill settled. They immediately run into Lin (Leung), a Chinese private eye with a gaggle of Charlie's Angels-type assistants, and find themselves in one dangerous situation after another until it emerges that no one is who they say they are. The McGuffin is a microchip file containing details of a plot to devalue the yen by flooding the market with forged notes. Feeble, gimmicky action choreography, routine stunt work and utterly witless dialogue leave it stuck in first gear. Sad that Tony Leung has to do this stuff to pay the bills.
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Release details

UK release:

2000

Duration:

101 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jingle Ma

Cast:

Toru Nakamura, Cecilia Cheung, Kelly Chen, Ekin Cheng, Tony Leung Leung Chiu-Wai, Hiroshi Abe

Music:

Peter Kam

Production Designer:

Kenneth Mak

Editor:

Kwong Chi-leung

Cinematography:

Chan Chi-Ying, Jingle Ma

Screenwriter:

Felix Chong, Susan Chan

Producer:

Patricia Cheng, David Chan

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