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Gui ma zhi duo xing (1981)

A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the... See full summary »

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George Lam ...
Yoho
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Chief Inspector Robin
Karl Maka ...
Capone
Kee-chan Tang ...
Yummy
Wai Yiu ...
Mrs. Yummy
Marilyn Wong Cho-See ...
Wai
Qiqi Chen ...
Mimi
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Chi Wing Chan ...
Capone's Thug
Kim-Wan Chan ...
Robin's Informer
Ying-Hao Cheng ...
Boy in Car
Tat-Wah Cho ...
Gang Boss
Yuk-Lan Fu ...
Yoho's Assistant
Ging Man Fung ...
Gang Boss
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Staff Member at Illegal Horse-Betting Centre
Kong Hon ...
Police Officer in Bar
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A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the investigator crosses paths with a femme fatale and silly gangsters. Written by Oliver Chu

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23 July 1981 (Hong Kong)  »

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All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution  »

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Early Tsui Hark Winner
19 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A hundred and eighty degrees from Tsui Hark's film of the previous year, the grimly realistic and uncompromisingly violent Don't Play with Fire, 1981's All the Wrong Clues is a cartoonish comedy-mystery-thriller set in the 1930s.

Starring Hong Kong singing stars George Lam and Teddy Robin Kwan as childhood buddies and rivals who have become, respectively, a police inspector and a private eye, the story follows their alternately bumbling and ingenious adventures in relation to a convoluted con game involving a big time gangster played by Karl Maka. Along the way there are slapstick shootouts, romantic foolishness, and twists to maintain interest. (Also, watch for the ubiquitous Hong Kong heavy Bolo Yeung as a thug in a barroom brawl.)

Ultimately frivolous, but fun and stylish enough to be worthwhile.


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