Yes Madam (1985), released with 100 akaâ€™s around the world (including â€™In the Line of Duty 2â€™, and HKL dvd title â€™Police Assassinsâ€™), was Michelle Yeohâ€™s first film, and stands as one of the most classic 80â€™s HK girl actioners. Michelle is pretty incredible in the film, delivering some fantastic action and also performing her famous through-the-glass stunt without any professional help. Even better, she looks amazing in the movie, best Iâ€™ve ever seen her look. Michelle with glasses attached would even make most japanese 80â€™s teen idols pale in comparisons.
The big minus to me was Cynthia Rothrockâ€™s participation. She plays the second lead role and I pretty much hate that â€™nasty white bitchâ€™. But I do admit sheâ€™s highly skilled when it comes to martial arts. Maybe Iâ€™ll be able to tolerate her better next time. The rest of the cast is gold with supporting roles by John Sham, Hoi Mang, Tsui Hark and Dick Wei, plus an incredible amount of cameos including Wu Ma, Richard Ng, Sammo Hung and David Chiang.
The quality of action remains high throughout, with the emphasis being on hand to hand combat. Thereâ€™s some gunplay too but it doesnâ€™t fare that good compared to the martial arts sequences. As in many Hong Kong action films of the time, the humour is plenty and always less than intelligent. The general pacing is hyperkinetic to say at least. Classic film, good fun if you can’t tolerate Cynthia, and nothing short of excellent if you can.
Michelle with a gun
No need for stuntmen