Tiger on Beat

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Tiger on Beat
Film poster
Traditional 老虎出更
Simplified 老虎出更
Mandarin Lǎo Hǔ Chū Gèng
Cantonese Lou5 Fu2 Ceot1 Gaang1
Directed by Lau Kar-leung
Produced by Tsang Kwok-chi
Written by Tsang Kwok-chi
Starring Chow Yun-fat
Nina Li Chi
Conan Lee
Music by Teddy Robin
Cinematography Chan Kwong-hung
Edited by Wong Ming-lam
Distributed by Cinema City & Films Co.
Release date
  • 19 March 1988 (1988-03-19)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$27,865,158

Tiger on Beat (老虎出更), also known as Tiger on the Beat is a 1988 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Lau Kar-leung. It stars Chow Yun-fat and Conan Lee as a buddy cop team who originally hate each other, but learn to overcome their differences in solving a case.


This action-comedy movie in the style of Lethal Weapon is about a lazy police veteran Francis Li (Chow Yun-fat) and his eager beaver rookie partner Michael Tso (Conan Lee). The wacky pair of mismatched partners are assigned to investigate the murder of a heroin trafficker "Poison Snake" Ping (Phillip Ko) who was known to be associated with crime boss Johnny Law (Norman Chu). The duo interrogate comely bar girl Marydonna (Nina Li Chi) who is the sister of "Poison Snake" Ping, one of Law's associates. Marydonna eventually caves in to the intense pressure and fingers Law. Though the criminal soon winds up in jail and Li gets his long overdue promotion, Law is all out for revenge. Gun fights, explosions, and a wild and muddled duel with chainsaws ensues.


  • Chow Yun-fat as Francis Li
  • Nina Li Chi as Marydonna (credited as Li Chi)
  • Conan Lee as Michael Tso
  • Gordon Liu as Fai, the Hitman
  • Philip Ko as Heroin dealer (credited as Ko Fai)
  • Shing Fui-On as Dummy (credited as Shing Fui Ann)
  • Ti Lung as Loong
  • David Chiang as Police Superintendent (credited as John Keung)
  • James Wong as Police Inspector Jim Pak
  • Lydia Shum as department store staff (credited as Sun Tin Ha)
  • Lau Kar-wing as Sour Puss
  • Shirley Ng as Mimi, Francis' sister
  • Norman Chu as Mr. Law (credited as Tsui Shui Keung)
  • Chan Chi Shing as Shing
  • Joseph Bryan Baker as Boss


The film was followed by an unrelated sequel, Tiger on the Beat 2, starring Danny Lee with Conan Lee returning in a supporting role.


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