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Mad Mission (1982) More at IMDbPro »Zuijia Paidang (original title)

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Writer:
Bak-Ming Wong (writer)
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Release Date:
16 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Samuel Hui ... King Kong
Karl Maka ... Albert Au (as Carl Mak)
Sylvia Chang ... Supt. Nancy Ho
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

Jimmy Shaw ... Monterosso
Gai-keung Si ... Laurel
San Tai ... White Glove's Thug
Siu-Ming To ... Tattoo Artist

Hark Tsui ... Theater director
Siu Ping Cheng ... Councillor Chan
Glen Thompson ... Chief of Security at Meeting
Mo-Lin Yu ... Nurse
Yan-chi Ng ... Army Officer at Meeting
Peng-fei Li ... Army Officer at Meeting
Ging Man Fung ... Police Officer at Meeting
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Maintenance Attendant
Kam Kong Chow ... Mad Max'sThug
Yung-chiang Peng ... Mad Max'sThug
Kuo Hua Chang ... Mad Max's Thug
Yi-Hsiung Chi ... Rascal
Chien Hung Lai ... Blubber Mouth
Yun-chuen Fung ... Diamond Verifier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lindzay Chan ... Ballerina (uncredited)
Sing Chen ... Mad Max (uncredited)
Tat-wah Cho ... Hua (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... King Kong (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Gayford ... White Gloves (voice: English version) (uncredited)
George Lam ... Ambulance driver (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Albert Au (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Supt. Nancy Ho (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bak-Ming Wong ... Priest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eric Tsang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bak-Ming Wong  writer

Produced by
Paul Lai .... executive producer
Karl Maka .... producer (as Carl Mak)
Dean Shek .... producer
 
Original Music by
Samuel Hui 
Teddy Robin Kwan 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Chan 
Arthur Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Kuo-chung Chou  (as Tony Chow)
 
Production Design by
Bak-Ming Wong  (as Raymond Wong)
Oliver Wong 
 
Production Management
Paul Lai .... production manager
Chung-Kan Tang .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sing-Pui O .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Shek-Wai Lam .... carpenter
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Gene Grigg .... explosive stunts
Richard Grigsby .... motorized glider stunts (as Richard Gragsby)
Or Saw Leux .... motorcycle stunts (as Or Saw Leung)
Denver Mattson .... stunt driver
Bob Yerkes .... tightrope stunts
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zuijia Paidang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Aces Go Places" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Mad Mission: Diamondfinger" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
93 min | West Germany:79 min (theatrical version) | Germany:80 min (DVD version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto meSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The start of something..., 30 July 1999
Author: Jack Yan from Wellington, New Zealand

Aces Go Places is—not that the credits will ever tell you—a remake of the Dick Emery film Get Charlie Tully. The storyline is identical, but the characters are distinctly Chinese.

King Kong (Sam Hui) is a Simon Templar-like thief, known for pulling off a major jewel heist in Hong Kong. The Royal Hong Kong Police are stumped and decide to enlist overseas help from a shortlist which includes Inspector Clouseau—but realizing that actor Peter Sellers is now dead (an interesting use of in-jokes mixing reality with the film world), they turn to their next choice, American-based Albert Au (Karl Maka), the 'Bald Detective' (the literal translation of the series Kojak in Cantonese). Sylvia Chang plays a police superintendent who Au falls for.

Apart from some changes to the story, and action sequences which arguably inspired Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and other film stars, it is Get Charlie Tully from there. Without revealing too much, the clues are identical; even certain gags.

It doesn't mean to say this is a poor version of Get Charlie Tully. It has been cleverly changed to Chinese tastes, and the movie is still funny 18 years on. Arguably, the Hong Kong writers have created something even funnier than the Emery movie through a careful use of puns and metaphors. The pace and timing remain an odd, if hilarious, mixture of British and Chinese.

It was, after all, successful enough for four more sequels through the 1980s, although after this outing, the Emery connection ended and Maka and company went for more - for want of a better term - originality.

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