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Mad Mission (1982)
"Zuijia Paidang" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Mildly amusing action comedy
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

There are 3 great things about the first "Mad Mission" / "Aces Go Places":

1) The music score (you may find yourself whistling it)

2) The stunts

3) Sylvia Chang's legs

Other than that, this is a mildly funny - but rarely hilarious - action comedy. As I mentioned, many of the stunts (from motorcycle jumps to car crashes and from motorized gliding to tightrope walking) are WOW-worthy, and there are some clever comic ideas as well (thief Sam Hui and his partner failing to find a quiet place to discuss their latest job). However, much of the humor is simply juvenile (the bald cop played by Karl Maka is nick-named "Kodyjack", a fat Italian mafia boss makes someone "an offer he can't refuse", etc.), and the story is not all that engaging. Here's to hoping the next series entries are better. (**)


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