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Pet Sins June 2000

Supercop

Supercop was released in Asia as Police Story III in 1992. Martial arts superstars Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh star in this martial arts-action-cop movie. This movie has been very popular throughout Asia, and was shown in Asian countries all the way from Turkey to Japan.

Synopsis

Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh star as 2 undercover cops on a mission to bust an Asian-run narcotics syndicate. Their chase leads them all the way from China to Thailand and Malaysia, where Chinese drug lords keep a group of perpetually-stoned Euro-descent women around as willing guinea pigs for new drugs.

It is worth noting that in an otherwise all-Asian setting, the drug addicts are all European-descent women. In Enter the Dragon, the 1973 movie starring Bruce Lee, we see a similar theme of a Chinese drug lord holding white women in his stronghold for narcotics quality assurance testing. The superficial, self-indulgent Western woman seems to be a recurring stereotype.

1999