It is a 1990 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Lau Kar Wing (Liu Chia Yung), starring Sammo Hung and Karl Maka. The trio had worked together in the late 1970s, making two films for Lau and Hung’s short-lived Gar Bo Motion Picture Company. Whilst Lau continued to appear in Hung’s films for Golden Harvest throughout the 1980s, Maka had gone on to co-run Cinema City. Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon was therefore something of a reunion for the three actors.
Much of the film was recorded in Singapore, and it featured two former winners of the Miss Singapore Universe competition. The films climax was filmed in the New Territories, Hong Kong and featured two Thai “ladyboys”.
In the film, the main characters played by Hung and Maka are known by the nicknames “Fatty” and “Baldy”, respectively. Despite the film’s title, Maka’s character is never referred to as “Skinny”. In one scene, the pair are referred to by a work colleague as “Crazy Tiger and Mad Dragon”.
Two righteous detectives, Skinny and Fatty, infuriate their superior by ruining his wedding ceremony during the arrest of an international drug trafficker, Tak. To satisfy him, they resign and leave Hong Kong. They spend some time in Singapore and meet two beautiful ladies there. However, having been bailed out of prison, Tak takes revenge on the two former detectives by torturing their girlfriends. With no proof and no other means to promote justice, the pair resort to an eye-for-an-eye.
Sammo doing a Bruce Lee impersonation happen in two early films prior to this. Enter the Fat Dragon and Millionaire’s Express with Cynthia Rothrock in a brief fight together. This is the final film in which he relates the early Bruce Lee references into the 90′s.
* The tap with the two metal bars is seen in Game of Death with Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto before the nunchaku fight. Also Sammo’s use of the nunchaku is used in the finale at an abandoned warehouse full of barrels.
* Sammo holding of one of the henchman’s hair is seen in Enter the Dragon in which Jackie tries to attack Bruce but got his neck snapped off camera.
* The brief fight with Sammo Hung and Mark Houghton is similar to Way of the Dragon with Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. Then follows up with Bruce Lee attacking the guy with the gun while in Nora Miao’s apartment.
Also Known As:Shou Hu Fei Long aka Skinny Tiger & Fatty Dragon aka Nutty Kickbox Cops.
Genre:Action, comedy, martial arts
Director:Lau Kar Wing
* Sammo Hung – Fatty Dragon
* Karl Maka – Baldy Mak Sui Fu
* Carrie Ng – Lai
* Lung Ming Yan – “Prince” Tak / Ted
* Wu Fung – Officer Wu
* Ni Kuang – Dragon’s father
* Lau Kar Wing – Wing
* Tai Bo – Johnny
* Yip Seung Wa – Tak’s brother
* Sin Ho Ying – Ho / Howard
* Ridley Tsui – Pak
* Ng Ching Ching – Jing Jing
* Wanda Yung – tall girl
* Cutie Mui – tall girl’s neighbour
* Mark Houghton – English gang member
* Wan Seung Lam – gang member
* Gabriel Wong – burglar
* Hung Yan Yan – robber
* Jackson Ng – robber
* Kong Long – robber
* Lo Hung – man at wedding party
* Patrick Gamble – Lai’s lawyer
* Yeung Yau Cheung – waiter
* Ng Kwok Kin – policeman
* Garry Chan Chi Shing – suspect at police station
* Wilson Yip – man on the Street
* Strawberry Yeung – karaoke singer
* Chang Seng Kwong – thug
* Max Gusinsky – English gang member
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