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Original Title :
Mou mian bei
Genre :
Movie / Action / Thriller / Comedy
Year :
Directror :
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Cast :
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,Biao Yuen,Takeshi Kaneshiro
Writer :
Brian Chung,Wai Chung Kwok
Type :
Time :
1h 30min
Rating :
Mou mian bei (1995) Online

Sammo Hung plays a cop on the trail of drug dealers. Customs officer Yuen Biao is investigating the same gang. Sammo's new partner is eager-beaver Takeshi Kaneshiro. Despite each having their own ideas on how best to proceed, they are teamed together and must put aside their differences in order to crack the case. Romance, plot twists, comedic asides, and, of course, plenty of fights bring the film to a climatic and bruising conclusion.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung Sammo Kam-Bo Hung - Officer Pierre Lau
Biao Yuen Biao Yuen - Custom Officer Rambo Wong Yuk-Man
Takeshi Kaneshiro Takeshi Kaneshiro - Inspector Tang Chuen-Shek
Eileen Tung Eileen Tung - Anna
Annabelle Lau Annabelle Lau - May
Kathy Chow Kathy Chow - Yau-Ching
Kelvin Wong Kelvin Wong - Yamamoto
Wing-Cho Yip Wing-Cho Yip - Officer Yip
Robert Samuels Robert Samuels - Bobby
Melvin Wong Melvin Wong - Rambo's Superior Officer
Yvonne Hung Yung Yvonne Hung Yung - Sun Flower
Kwok Keung Cheung Kwok Keung Cheung - Superman
Siu-Ho Chin Siu-Ho Chin - Spiderman
Pak-Cheung Chan Pak-Cheung Chan - Deranged Cop
Ka-Yan Leung Ka-Yan Leung - No-Nonsense Cop

The film was intended to be the first reunion since 1988's "Dragon's Forever" for Hong Kong's 'Three Lucky Sons'; Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan was set for the role of Inspector Tang Chuen-Shek, but pulled out due to contractual obligations with Rumble in the Bronx (1995). Takeshi Kaneshiro replaced Chan in the role.

A big inspiration for the movie was Stephen Bocho's NYPD BLUE, which can be witnessed in the camerawork, and the extensive unlicensed use of the theme from the show at various times in the movie.

During the shooting of this movie, Takeshi Kaneshiro began to study Chinese martial arts under the direction of Robert Samuels, Samuels is not only a student of Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Dick Wei, Billy Chow, Lam Ching-ying and Lau Kar-leung.

User reviews

Road.to sliver

Road.to sliver

On the minus side, it appears to have been filmed on a cell phone, the sound was processed in an underwater echo chamber (apparently the transfer process overlays Mandarin and Cantonese tracks) and the subtitles were created by someone who is clearly not a native English speaker. And there's a scene in blackface which keeps referring to African-Americans as negroes. On the plus side, Kaneshiro Takeshi. And it's a sort of charming window into lowbrow Hong Kong humor. Did I mention Kaneshiro Takeshi? It's more reminiscent of Benny Hill than martial arts. How else can you explain Sammy Ho being chased by the hot office chick? Interestingly, the final shoot-out, punch-out, knife-out turns seamlessly into the rap party. And Kaneshiro Takeshi is in it.


After a period of 6 years. Sammo Hung teamed up with Yuen Biao to produce this movie which can only be described as a supremely fun movie.

Don't Give a Damn deliberately focuses on trying to make the viewer enjoy the movie rather than try to add to the masterpieces which already exist on both Yuen Biao's and Sammo Hung's filmographies.

If you can accept that fact. Then this is a brilliant movie. Sammo Hung puts in a likeable performance while the whole cast backs up wonderfully (although it does help that there is a beautiful actress in the cast!). While Yuen Biao gives a wonderful comedic performance which will make you laugh.

The fight scenes are fantastically choreographed by Sammo himself. Especially the fight between him and Yuen Biao are a highlight.

The direction, by Sammo as well, is well accomplished. Including a blink and you'll miss a Chin Siu Ho cameo, just expect fun and you'll love this movie.


DON'T GIVE A DAMN, a pet project for director/star Sammo Hung, was originally conceived as a follow-up to DRAGONS FOREVER that re-teamed the three stars from the movie. As it transpired, an ever-busy Jackie couldn't commit to the movie, so newcomer Takeshi Kaneshiro is brought in to replace him instead.

I had a ball with this movie. It recaptures the flavour and spirit of those knockabout 1980s Hong Kong comedy/action movies, even when done on a lower budget than those films had. Sure, there's a little too much of the quasi-romance stuff here, and too little action, but when the martial arts does come it's as well choreographed as ever. A bout between Sammo and Yuen is a real highlight, as is the ferocious and frenetic climax.

All three stars in this film are on top form. Sammo does his usual sweet/shy/kick ass fighter character, while Yuen Biao is a bit different to usual playing a goatee-sporting customs offer with some romantic sub-plots. Takeshi Kaneshiro gives a vibrant, star-making performance, and there are bit parts for the likes of Melwin Wong, Wu Ma, and others. Even the great Collin Chou shows up as a bad guy. I suspect one reason for this film's lack of release in the West is down to the racial humour in the latter part; if you dislike seeing guys in blackface then this film isn't for you. I have to say I didn't find it offensive, it's just the usual goofy humour from China. And the ending packs a real punch!


Weak entry from the Sammo man. The action is explosive enough, although I agree with reviewers who say there could have been more. There are also odd touches that made feel very uncomfortable: a casual remark about recovering from cocaine abuse made in a bar - just before Hung's character gets wasted drunk - is unnecessarily confessional, and in the context of getting blotto makes no sense whatsoever. The 'black-face' gag borders on becoming the very racism it's meant to parody. The relationships between the characters are unclear, and the plot gets overly complicated.

all in all, as a B-movie action flick, it's acceptable for a Saturday afternoon, if you don't to think too much and just want to watch fireworks and listen to Chinese chit-chat - but this is hardly what Sammo Hung's admirers have come to expect from one of the truly exceptional and important actors/directors in Hong Kong film history.
net rider

net rider

It is an action movie but it lacks action! There is a few action sequences throughout the film, but Sammo and (his long time friend) Yuen Biao, do not have the time to impress us with their skills until the end of the movie, and at this moment, it's too late! But this fight is still worth watching!

Good for rent on a lazy Sunday. 7,5/10


I agree with other reviews here that it's not Sammo's best, but there are some good points. Definitely acceptably entertaining with great action, just not enough of it.

It is a bit Sammo-indulgent. Focuses a lot on a sparking relationship between Sammo and the sweet young lady pursuing him (Kathy Chow). Which is charming, but could have been cut down a whole lot and replaced with more action which this movie is begging for. And you've got Sammo, Yuen Biao (also being pursued by a girl, but for something a whole lot less meaningful!) and Takeshi Kaneshiro in the same movie and Sammo is the one you show half naked in bed? hmm.

We spend way too much time in the police station, which is pretty slow-moving most of the time. One of the highlights is when Sammo and Yuen Biao get into a fight. That one is well done and looks pretty painful! The tension between their characters works well and I think it would have been a better move if they were kept that way through most of the movie. Anything that happens out on the street is action-packed and pretty sweet.

On the acting side, everyone is in fine form except the guys who are supposed to be the Americans. I often think that is intentional though. Americans rarely come off well in any Chinese film I've ever seen, and as an American I take no offense at that. Generally Americans are presented as arrogant, rude and aggressive, and often badly acted. I kinda get why, but something different once in awhile would not be a bad thing. I do find the sweet, sensitive side of Sammo charming, but small doses of this are plenty. There's way too much of it here. Takeshi Kaneshiro should have had twice the screen time. He's great in all his scenes and should have and could have easily been worked into a lot more of the action. Yuen Biao is excellent as always and gets to show some range from rough and bitter early on (including some rarely seen but bitchin' facial hair), to an adorable and sweet romantic (which sadly doesn't last too long), with great little doses of his special brand of slightly-psycho-comedy all along the way.

As pointed out in other reviews here, the 'negroes' stuff (closer to the end) is rather cringe-worthy. Maybe it comes across entirely differently to Asian audiences, as the history between races in America is very different than in other parts of the world. But to Americans at least, the attempted humor there is oh so wrong.

Overall enjoyable, great for an afternoon of light fare. Or your B-movie before your feature if you're doing a movie night.