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Lady Cop and Papa Crook

Posted under Chinese Movies by admin on Tuesday 24 February 2009 at 14:00

Lady Cop & Papa Crook (Chinese: 大搜查之女; pinyin: Da sou zha zhi nu; Cantonese Yale: Daai sau cha ji neui) is a 2009 Hong Kong crime film written and directed by Felix Chong and Alan Mak, and starring Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan. Cheng plays a police officer assigned to help investigate the kidnapping of the son of a corrupt red diesel kingpin (Chan), thus beginning an unlikely alliance between fellow cops and criminals.

The film marks Cheng’s first feature-film role after a three-year absence from the Hong Kong cinema scene, her last film being the 2005 film Everlasting Regret. Lady Cop & Papa Crook’s release date was delayed several times, due to the film not meeting Chinese censorship standards, which result in several scenes being reshot. The film later received a confirmed Hong Kong release of 1 January 2009 in Hong Kong and Singapore.


John Fok (Eason Chan) is the kingpin of illegal red diesel in Greater China. When an oil tanker explodes accidentally, he becomes the focus of investigation by Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese police and is forced to halt his business to wait things out. While his business rivals start closing in, a member of his household is planning to betray him. On the surface, John seems totally helpless, but in reality, he’s been staging a major comeback for months. Just as he is finally ready to turn his fortune around, however, his only son is kidnapped.

Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto (Sammi Cheng) is the rising star in the police force, who is well praised for busting crime with her characteristic sangfroid and precision. However, in matters of love, she is totally at wit’s end. After dating the same man for more than ten years with no likely prospect of an imminent wedding, she determines to cut the knot once and for all, before she becomes too old for childbirth. Poised at the crossroad of her life, she is thrilled to be assigned to investigate the kidnapping of John’s son.

John dispatches his whole gang to ferret out his son’s whereabouts, only to find out that his rivals are redeploying people in China to assail him. Just when he is about to order an all-out fightback, Maureen suddenly arrives with her team to garrison at his house. Spurning her at first, he soon finds her critical analysis of the situation at hand both apt and useful. An unlikely cooperation between cops and crooks thus ensues, leading to conflicts and clashes galore at every step till the very end.


  • Sammi Cheng as Senior Inspector Maureen Szeto Mo-Lin
  • Eason Chan as John Fok
  • Richie Ren as
  • Michelle Ye as Yammy
  • Chapman To as Vincent Lee
  • Kate Tsui as Fiona Chan
  • Zhang Guoli as Xu Ban Shan
  • Felix Lok as Uncle Shing
  • Wilfred Lau as Ron
  • Liu Kai-Chi as Bowie
  • Vincent Kok
  • Convoy Chan
  • Emotion Cheung
  • Jo Kuk
  • Tin Kai-Man
  • Joe Cheung Tung-Cho



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