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Naked Weapon (2002)

Chik loh dak gung (original title)
40 13 y.o. girls are kidnapped and the next 6 years forcefully trained to be sexy assassins. The survivors go on to be top int'l assassins known as China dolls. A CIA agent's on track of them.

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anya ... Katherine
Maggie Q ... Charlene Ching
Daniel Wu ... Jack Chen
Jewel Lee Jewel Lee ... Jing (as Fei Li)
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Faye Ching
Almen Pui-Ha Wong ... Madam M (as Almen Wong)
Andrew Lin ... Ryuichi
Monica Lo ... Student murdered in Cage
Chun Lai ... Tattooed Yakuza Boss (as Benny Lai)
Dennis Chan ... Mr. Chan
Agustin Aguerreberry Agustin Aguerreberry ... Drillmaster
Chia-Li Mo Chia-Li Mo ... Little Jing (as Mo Ka Lai)
Renee Nichole Rommeswinkel Renee Nichole Rommeswinkel ... Little Charlene Ching
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marit Thoresen Marit Thoresen ... Fiona Birch
Natalie Kyoko Waters Natalie Kyoko Waters ... Little Katherine (as Kai Yan Kwok)
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Storyline

Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of Fiona where she assassinates a crime mob boss and his mooks. A trained assassin, she violently breaks the spine of a fat mob boss using the infamous Deadly Spine Rip technique.

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They will seduce you - just before they kill you!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mark Aldred, who played the Russian crime boss (uncredited) was fired from his job as an English teacher in a Hong Kong primary school because the principal had discovered his role in this film. After a lengthy hearing, an industrial tribunal awarded Aldred HK$11,600 as a contract gratuity. However, it threw out his claim for around $79,000 in damages and dismissed Aldred's claims that his sacking was unlawful. See more »

Goofs

After Ryuichi has killed Kat, he and Charlene meet outside the building where he throws his sword away. The film then cuts to a wide shot but the sword is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany two versions were released on DVD:
  • the cut version has a "Not under 18" rating and runs ca 1 min. shorter (rape scene was edited)
  • the uncut version which has no FSK rating but a JK/SPIO approval
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Connections

References The Killer (1989) See more »

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Male fantasy kung-fu. Great fun!
16 February 2005 | by taxidriver_448See all my reviews

A word of warning: don't see this expecting intellectually challenging cinema. Naked Weapon is any man's wet dream- gorgeous female assassins go to exotic locations and take out high profile baddies (with mandatory sexy dancing before the kill).

The action might seem a bit tame for hardcore kung-fu fans (lots of wires and floaty camera moves disguise lack of fighting talent on the actors' parts), but for those of who just want to see some mindless violence, it does the job nicely. Unfortunately the plot has no direction (one set piece after another), and the dialogue is laughably bad. Thankfully, the cheesy lines are so bad they are actually quite entertaining, and blend in nicely with the whole B-movie feel of the film.

Far better than I expected- slick and escapist scenarios, high production values, and the action is great fun. I must however warn potential viewers that Daniel Wu is unspeakably bad as the earnest CIA guy on the tail of the killers- all he has to do is fill the audience in on the plot every now and again and get his ass kicked once. How hard can that be? Anyway, he messes that up nicely.

To conclude, Naked Weapon is the perfect film if you've been out drinking, come home at about 2.00 in the morning, and want to see a film where brain power is not expected from the audience. Two thumbs up!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,340
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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