|Tiger on the Beat 2 (1990)|
|Writers:||Cheung Lai-Ling and Kelvin Wong|
|Starring:||Danny Lee, Conan Lee, and Ellen Chan|
Although the original Tiger on Beat may best be remembered for its intense action, we must keep in mind that a considerable amount of its running time was dedicated to the comedic banter spent with the main characters. Tiger on the Beat 2 ultimately follows the same patter, but when the action DOES hit, it is insane. Conan Lee and the crew act as if this is their last film and they’re willing to put everything on the line. There is one stunt in the movie that has outlived the legacy of the film itself, and I am sure many readers are already well aware of it. In the scene, Conan Lee jumps from a bridge and intends to grab a street light in the midst of a daring chase sequence. This takes place at a height that is over two stories, it would appear. Unfortunately, things went wrong during the stunt, and Conan ended up slipping from the light pole. This led to him falling flat to the concrete below, shattering several bones. In the film, the character of Buffalo just gets up and starts running, but the reality was much more frightening than that. In further action sequences, the filmmakers demonstrate much more risk. Even Ellen Chan gets involved, being brutally dragged down a stair case while doing a split, and also taking part in a stunt that has her being hung from a metal pole on the side of a very high building. The violence seems very real in Tiger on the Beat 2, and although the action is far from plentiful, it is still something to behold. Unfortunately, this film lacks the chainsaw fight or shotgun-on-a-yoyo scene from the original, but it makes up for it in the death defying insanity that is regularly put on display.