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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 »

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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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16 January 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

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Followed by Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street (1984) See more »

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Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto me
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I'd rather watch Emery.
4 September 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Mad Mission, a stunt-filled Hong Kong action/comedy that proved so successful it spawned four sequels, stars Sam Hui as a daring thief who must join forces with a balding cop (Karl Maka) in an effort to retrieve a hidden cache of diamonds. But the only clues to the whereabouts of these gems are tattooed on the butt-cheeks of a couple of beautiful women...

With its basic plot lifted from the much more enjoyable Dick Emery film 'Ooh... You Are Awful', a naff score based on the James Bond theme, some dreadfully unsophisticated slapstick comedy, and a series of unexceptional stunt sequences, Eric Tsang's madcap movie left me cold. It seems that once again I totally fail to understand the Chinese sense of humour.

Perhaps part of the problem is with the version of the film that I watched: from reading the other comments here on IMDb, it would seem that I have seen a cut that has been edited for a Western audience. I guess that there is a slim chance that the original HK cut is superior, but to be honest, I'm not willing to waste any more time trying to find out.

Based on the version that I have seen, I give Mad Mission 4/10.


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