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Lady Cop & Papa Crook (2008)

Dai sau cha ji lui (original title)
A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.


Felix Chong, Alan Mak


Alan Mak, Felix Chong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammi Cheng ... Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto Mo Lin
Eason Chan ... John Fok
Guoli Zhang ... Xu Banshan
Yong Dong Yong Dong ... Zhao Tianhe
Chapman To ... Vincent Lee
Michelle Ye ... Yammy
Kate Tsui ... Fiona Chan
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Ron Fok
Richie Jen ... Gogo
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ... Michael (as Conroy Chan)
Angus Yip Angus Yip ... News Anchor
Stephanie Che ... Vivian
Patrick Tam ... Donald Ng (as Tam Yiu Man)
Tak-Bun Wong ... Darren (as Kenny Wong)
Daoyong Lu Daoyong Lu ... Yang


A corrupt red oil kingpin enlists the aid of a female police officer to help find his son.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller


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Performed by Sammi Cheng
Composed by Peter Bischof-Fallenstein, Frank Farian and Dietmar Kawohl
Lyrics by Siu-kei Chan (as Chan Siu Kei)
Arranged by Veronica Lee @ People Mountain People Sea Productions
Produced by Jason Choi @ People Mountain People Sea Productions
OT: If You Ever Had a Broken Heart
OP: Far Musikverlag GMBH & Co. KG
SP: Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Hong Kong)
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A bland mixture of comedy and crime...
9 June 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

First of all I must say that the movie's English title, which is "Lady Cop & Papa Crook" was a mystery to me, because it made zero sense. And let's just be honest, it wasn't really an enticing movie title now, was it?

But still, this being a Hong Kong movie, of course I would take the time to sit down and watch it. And also so because the movie had the likes of Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan on the cast list - huge names back in the day, especially if you are familiar with the Hong Kong cinema and music scene. It was, however, very nice to see the talented Chapman To make an appearance, despite being a mere supportive role.

As it turns out then writers Alan Mak and Felix Chong came up with a storyline was that adequately enjoyable. It wasn't outstanding or particularly memorable, but it was sufficient for a single viewing. The movie wasn't great, but it was adequately watchable.

For me, the storyline was just too mainstream and generic. It offered very little that hadn't already been seen in other movies, and it just felt like directors Felix Chong and Alan Mak were running on auto-pilot.

There were some fun enough moments scattered throughout the course of the movie, but as a whole, then "Lady Cop & Papa Crook" (aka "Dai sau cha ji lui") just didn't deliver where it mattered.

My rating for this 2008 movie lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars. It is by no means a bright star in the history of Hong Kong cinema, nor is it part of its darkest moments either. If you are new to the Hong Kong cinema, a movie such as "Lady Cop & Papa Crook" would suffice.

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Release Date:

23 December 2008 (China) See more »

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