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Expect the Unexpected (1998)

Fai seung dat yin (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 May 1998 (Hong Kong)
A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the ... See full summary »

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Tat-Chi Yau (as Patrick Yau)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Simon Yam ... Ken
Ching Wan Lau ... Sam
YoYo Mung ... Mandy
Ruby Wong ... Macy
Suet Lam ... Collins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chit-Man Chan ... Head of Security Carrier Robbers
Joe Cheng ... Heavy-armed Robber in Apartment
Shiu Hung Hui ... Ben
Kar Sin Pak Kar Sin Pak ... Isabella
Keiji Sato ... Jewellry Shop Robber
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Jimmy (as Ho-Yin Wong)
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Storyline

A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the jewel thieves with a group of hard-ass Mainland robbers staying in the same area.

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Expect the Unexpected See more »

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Budget:

HKD6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Uneven but watchable
24 July 2003 | by ken-millerSee all my reviews

Expect The Unexpected is one of those Hong Kong films that

switches from lightweight romantic scenes to hard-boiled details

(like the dead baby in the washing machine), then back to more

upbeat scenes. This kind of thing just isn't done in Western pics

and can be disconcerting to viewers used to one kind of story or

the other. The romantic interludes are accompanied by an amiable score

from Cacine Wong, which suits the atmosphere of those scenes. But where the film scores highly is with the series the gritty street

shoot-outs that are well-done and vicious. Parts of this film just ramble along, with conversational sequences

that are just not needed, but Yam & Ching Wan are good, and the

ending really is unexpected. Uneven but watchable.


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