Nishiwaki in Brutal CAT III Actioner
Hong Kong/Chinese title HUO BAO DA QUAN ZI [Foot Stepped On the
also known as QIANG BAO [Strong Payoff] [or Strong Treasure]
starring: Michiko Nishiwaki · Mark Cheng · Wu Ma · Hsiao Yu Lung · Ng
Yee San (Athena Wu)
a story uncomfortably close to Mario Imperoli's LIKE
RABID DOGS and Umberto Lenzi's MILAN
HATES CRIME..., this one takes the frenzied criminal motif and
cranks it up a notch. Here is a gang of vicious robbers from mainland
China who raid Hong Kong for a few jobs before fleeing to Taiwan. Within
the film's first couple minutes, these monstrous villains even shoot a
child in cold blood during a heist [see pic above right]. Female supercop
Show Yun (martial arts queen Michiko Nishiwaki) reluctantly teams up with
Taiwanese police investigator Wai (Mark Cheng) to stop the gang's reign
This brutal CAT III actioner is directed by sleaze maestro Cheng Chow.
He would only make a handful of movies between 1991, starting with Yukari
CAT, and ending with HORRIBLE
HIGH HEELS in 1997). He is probably best known for Ellen Chan's
CASE OF THE SPIRIT OF BANANA.
is an actress, stunt woman and Japan's first Woman's Bodybuilding and
Power lifting Champion. Before breaking into movies, she operated two
successful gyms in Japan and was the darling of television variety shows.
Michiko relocated to Hong Kong in the late '80s and became active in the
fighting Diva genre, starring in such films as ANGEL
TERMINATORS and AVENGING
QUARTET. She is best known to cult fans for PASSIONATE
KILLING IN A DREAM and FATAL
SEDUCTION, her final film before moving to the States in 1994.
Today, she is married with one child and still living in the USA. Miss
Nishiwaki remains active with stuntwork (Mission Impossible
films, Kill Bill and as Lucy Liu's double for the Charlie
Angels franchise). Most recently, she was the fight choreographer
for HBO's True Detective.
Hong Kong film with Chinese and English subtitles [see below]; widescreen
uncut (89 min.) encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD
extras include selected theatrical trailers
Violence/Adult Material/Sexual Brutality: Viewer discretion is advised.