Movie: East Meets West 2011 AKA: Eagle Shooting Heroes 2011 Chinese: 東成西就 2011 Genre: Comedy Director: Jeffrey Lau, Susie Au Writer: Jeffrey Lau Release Date: November 24, 2011 Runtime: 100min Language: Cantonese Country: Hong Kong / China IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091885/
Cast: Karen Mok Eason Chan Alex Fong Stephy Tang Ekin Cheng Jaycee Chan
Plot: Karen Mok stars as Sammi, a rebellious, strong-minded woman who flits from job to job and has had so many unsuccessful relationships that she is now openly hostile to members of the opposite sex. Currently working as a mortician’s make-up artist, Sammi receives a call from Scarlet (Huang Yi), begging her for help. The two women used to be best friends in high school, until Scarlet seduced Sammi’s father, Kenny (Kenny Bee). Years later they are still together, despite the fact that Kenny’s music career is on the skids and Scarlet owes money to a Mainland tycoon…which is the reason she called. Charles (Eason Chan) has taken her hostage and will not release her until Scarlet’s HK$500,000 debt is repaid.
On their way across the border, Sammi and Kenny take a taxi driven by the strangely manic wannabe-actor Wen, and before long have picked up a couple of miscreants, Jade and Bing (Jaycee Chan), who come along for the ride. But when a small boy darts in front of their car, they swerve and crash into his father, Da Xiong (Ekin Cheng). The car explodes and they are all presumed dead. That is until all seven of them are embodied by seven Heavenly Dragons – immortals who live on Earth in secret to protect humanity. Witnessed only by the young Xiaofang, it takes a while for Sammi and her newfound friends to adjust to their superpowers, but soon enough they are united and go off in search of Charles – only for romantic sparks to fly when Sammi and Charles come face to face.