Rachel Yeung (Cynthia Khan) wants to be a tough policewoman, but her uncle (Paul Chun) is her superior and he keeps her out of the line of fire. When a fashion show is interrupted by two thieves working for the Red Army — Nakamura Genji (Stuart Ong) and Michiko Nishiwaki (Michiko Nishiwaki) — and nearly the entire audience is killed, including the partner of Inspector Otaka (Hiroshi Fukioka), his path of revenge brings the two together. She’s an incredible martial artist; he’s a cop that refuses to follow the rules, causing damage to everything around him in his obsessive quest for justice.
In 79 minutes, we get near non-stop death and destruction, an evil couple who really love each other even though he’s dying from an inoperable disease and two closing fights: Otaka battling Genji with pipes and hooks and Rachel fighting both Nishiwaki and her henchman (Dick Wei).
Cynthia Khan may not be Michelle Yeoh, but she works really hard in this. She was a dancer before becoming an actor and her athleticism comes in handy, even if she’s doubled in the final fight. Man, I could watch as many of these movies as they chose to make.
88 Films’ In the Line of Duty Series includes 1985’s Yes, Madam!, 1986’s Royal Warriors, 1988’s In the Line of Duty 3 and 1989’s In the Line of Duty 4. This film is available in Cantonese and two different English dubs and extras like a commentary by Frank Djeng and Michael Worth, an interview with John Sham by Frederic Ambroisine and trailers. There’s also a gorgeous book and posters for each movie. You can buy the set from MVD.