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Mad Mission (1982)
"Zui jia pai dang" (original title)

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Samuel Hui ...
Karl Maka ...
Albert Au (as Carl Mak)
Sylvia Chang ...
Dean Shek ...
Gigolo Joe
Carroll Gordon ...
Marge (as Ku Ka-Lou)
Robert Houston ...
White Glove
Kwok Choi Hon ...
Squealie
Biu Gam ...
Szeto (as Piao Chin)
Man-yee Lau ...
Mary
Yuen Yee Ng ...
Rose
Wan-On Shing ...
Cheong
Andrew Miller ...
Antonio
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Monterosso
Gai-keung Si ...
Laurel
San Tai ...
White Glove's Thug
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A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down a rare set of stolen luscious diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves." The two unlikely duo are supervised by Supt. Nancy Ho, a masculine, fiery-tempered policewoman. Written by Oliver Chu

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Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto me
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This movie is an Ace!
22 December 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This Hong Kong action comedy film is titled Aces Go Places in Hong Kong and Mad Mission in the U.S. It is a story about an acrobat-skilled burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui), who ends up joining forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down stolen diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves."

The plot is fast-paced and full of excitement and adventure in every corner, providing lots of entertainment and fun. The film's beginning is set in Venice, where we are introduced to the Gangster White-Gloves, reminding you of a James Bond-type atmosphere. It then leads to Hong Kong, where all the action take place - from King Kong and Albert Au trying to find clues to the whereabouts of the diamonds to them trying to allude the pursuing gangsters.

Sam Hui and Karl Maka (in his thick Taishan-ese accent) make a hilarious duo and had great on-screen chemistry. And, Supt. Nancy Ho, a fiery-tempered policewoman played by Sylvia Chang, adds on the humor and fun to the story. Lastly, you get to see some of King Kong's toy gadgets, from machine kites to exploding miniature racecars!

Overall, it's a must-see action comedy that remains a favorite of mine dating back to my childhood.

Grade A


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