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Wheels on Meals (1984)
"Kuai can che" (original title)

TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  17 August 1984 (Hong Kong)
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Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in... See full summary »

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Biao Yuen ...
David
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Moby (as Samo Hung)
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Mondale's Henchman
Keith Vitali ...
Mondale's Henchman
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Matt
Lola Forner ...
Sylvia
Susana Sentís ...
Gloria (as Susanna Sentis)
José Sancho ...
Mondale (as Pepe Sancho)
Miguel Palenzuela ...
The Butler (as Luis Palenzuela)
Josep Lluís Fonoll ...
Dino (as J. Fonoll)
Amparo Moreno ...
Susana
Montserrat Julió ...
(as Monserrat Julió)
Luis Monte ...
(as Lluis Monte)
Josep L. Dallester ...
(as Joseph L Dallester)
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Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in the streets of Barcelona, culminating with a battle in the castle hideout of the evil gang. Written by Shawn Honess <sbh@ncube.com>

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Not since Don Quixote has Spain had so much fun!


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Keith Vitali had accidentally knocked Sammo Hung (who was also the director) in the head with one of his kicks, but learning from his previous lesson with Jackie, Keith didn't break character and waited until Sammo called for a cut, which according to Keith seemed like an eternity. See more »

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Sammo's choreography takes first chair
25 June 2001 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

If Sammo could ever do anything right, he could choreograph. He's a master of martial arts choreography and many of Jackie's and Biao's best films come with Sammo doing the choreography. This movie is a prime example of this.

The film deals with two Chinese men in Spain who run a food truck. They meet a pick-pocket who turns out to be heir (along w/ her institutionalized mother) to a large fortune, which is coveted by some nasy goons. Sammo plays a detective that's on the case. All this builds up to an excellent climax at a Spanish castle.

One thing that I did like a lot about the movie was the script. The rapport between Yuen Biao and Jackie Chan was excellent, and they get a lot of witty comments, comebacks, and responses to supposedly stupid questions. You have to see the subtitled version to understand.

Like I was saying, the choreography in the film is great. Unfortunately, there are only about 4 fight scenes or so before the climax that are all really short. It really left me craving a lot more. The finale is a true piece of work. Jackie takes kickboxing champ Benny "The Jet" Urquidez in one of the best one-on-one's ever filmed. Yuen Biao takes on Keith Vitale, another karate champ. Sammo takes on the lead villain in a Chinese variation of European fencing.

The action isn't wall-to-wall but what's there is excellent. The relationship between Yuen and Chan is also great. It's a Jackie Chan film worth seeing.


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