Ten years after her victory, former Hong Kong badminton champion Ng Kau-sau (Josie Ho) is serving tables at her brother’s restaurant. Kau-sau, who once held the championship title seven years running, no longer competes after being disqualified for her volcanic temper. One stormy night, in an abandoned sports centre, she crosses paths with three ex-cons who are hoping to redeem their criminal pasts. Badminton, they insist, is their only road to redemption, and fate has brought them together to form a new, indestructible team —or so they hope.
Stirring up more hysteria is “Suck Nipple Cheung,” Kau-sau’s cousin and a local bully, who’s so bent on beating Kau-sau’s new team that he hires Kau-sau’s ex-teammate Lung as his coach. With the help of coach Champion Chik and the silver-haired manic jogger matron Aunty Mui (Susan Shaw), will Kausau’s team of misfits be able to reawaken a master and take home the new championship?
Reminiscent of Kwok’s action-packed Gallants (2010), Full Strike is sure to leave your laugh muscles fully exercised. No sports experience or knowledge needed. -KE
Director: Howie Shia | Canada 2015 | 6:00 | No Dialogue | Rated G | Richmond Hill Premiere
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