6.9/10
968
7 user 12 critic

Mad Mission (1982)

Zui jia pai dang (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Black Gloves (Joe Dimmick), a European Assassin, is seeking to avenge his brother White Gloves' death against reformed criminal King Kong (Samuel Hui) and Detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tsang
Stars: Samuel Hui, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A master thief is duped by lookalikes for James Bond and the Queen of England into stealing a valuable gem from a heavily guarded location then must help the police recover it.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Samuel Hui, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Baldy and King Kong shuttle between New Zealand and Hong Kong to recover a hi-tech prism that can impart superhuman powers

Director: Ringo Lam
Stars: Samuel Hui, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Ellen Chan, Leslie Cheung, Roy Cheung
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees, a stuttered, easily bullied Pighead (Ricky Hui) and secretary/... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hui
Stars: Michael Hui, Samuel Hui, Ricky Hui
Mai shen qi (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding 8-year contract and was only given one opportunity to perform live thus far. Soon,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hui
Stars: Michael Hui, Ricky Hui, Samuel Hui
Lethal Lady (1990)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stright after her marriage Hong Kong officer Mina Kao faces dangerous case of vietnamese criminal refugees.

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Joyce Godenzi, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An action film about a daring commando raid into Vietnam to destroy a munitions dump left behind by American marines.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Haing S. Ngor
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders ... See full summary »

Director: Ringo Lam
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sung Young Chen, Roy Cheung
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Sham
The Swordsman (1990)
Action | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Samuel Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Biao Yuen, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
...
Monterosso
Gai-Keung Si ...
Laurel
San Tai ...
White Glove's Thug
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Mission  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Mad Mission 4: You Never Die Twice (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto me
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

One of my favorite Comedies
11 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Famous Jewel Thief King Kong (Sam Hui) steals $30,000,000.00 in diamonds from the mob, who have mistaken him for another famous jewel thief "White Gloves". Now White Gloves must go to Hong Kong to find the diamonds and clear his name or the mob will kill him. Hearing that White Gloves is in town the Hong Kong Police hire a chinese american detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka) (A spoof on Kojak) to find and capture White Gloves. Police Supervisor Nancy Ho(Sylvia Chang) is partnered with Baldy to catch White Gloves. Soon the two learn that King Kong is the one responsible for the heist and in exchange for the police dropping charges against him, he agrees to turn over the diamonds and help Baldy arrest White Gloves for crimes commited in the USA. This is a James Bond-ish style film with a lot of action and a lot of slapstick. The "Aces Go Places" music video is well placed in the middle of the film sung by Sam Hui himself. The movie spawned 5 sequels Aces Go Places 2, AGP 3: Our Man From Bond Street, ACE 4, ACE 5: The Terncotta Hit, and Aces Go Places 97, although ACE 97 is a sequel in name only, sort of what Halloween 3 is to that series.

One of the best comedies in history **********


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where was this film shot? bigguy31
Discuss Mad Mission (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?