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The Oily Maniac (1976)
"You gui zi" (original title)

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A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

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Ping Chen ...
Lin Chung Yue
Tien Lung Chen
Alan Chui Chung San
Hsia Hsu
Lun Hua
Pei Chi Huang
Feng Ku ...
Lin Yang Ba (Chung Yue's father)
Chiu Lee
Danny Lee ...
Shen Yuan (as Li Hsiu-hsien)
Sau Kei Lee
Lily Li ...
Xiao Ly
Wen-wei Lin
Hui-Ling Liu
Terry Liu
Tsun Liu
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A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

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The Oily Maniac hates greaseballs....go figure.
23 June 2009 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

I was gonna say something about as I was watching this it just felt like I was watching a special flick, a cult classic if you will. Of course, some other user comment says the same thing. Well, TS! The Oily Maniac is a memorable and fun trip down slimy monster revenge road!

Story revolves around revenge and the moral of "justice will prevail". They say that in the movie, that this is the moral. With Uncle Ping(?) being unfairly put to death, our handicapped hero learns the secret from Uncle to get even with the baddies who are causing all this havoc. And with the directional tattoo copied off of Uncle's back, our hero will now be able to turn into, The Oily Maniac! Watch out sleazy bad guys, cause your about to get greasified!

The film is just basically our Oily Maniac taking out each bad guy that he's aware of. Pretty simple, but pretty entertaining as well. The Oily Maniac can turn into an oil slick which he can use for stealth attacks and even travel at faster speeds, though he's no slouch at running or jumping either. He also has the power of regrowth! And of course, yelling when he's about to strike.

With some fun sleaze and action to be had, the Oily Maniac delivers in the areas that it needs to be an entertaining flick. My only real gripe is the lack of any real gore. If the deaths were more gruesome this film could have been a classic, but instead it's just a cult classic. By the by, someone needs to write South Park and tell them to do a spin-off episode with Jimmy as the Oily Maniac.


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