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Wheels on Meals (1984)

Kuai can che (original title)
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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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)
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Mondale (as Pepe Sancho)
Miguel Palenzuela ...
The Butler (as Luis Palenzuela)
Josep Lluís Fonoll ...
Dino (as J. Fonoll)
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Susana
Montserrat Julió ...
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Luis Monte ...
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Josep 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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While on location for the film, Benny Urquidez and Keith Vitali decided to visit the various dojos throughout Spain to test their skills against the local black belt talents. See more »

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When the van gets a flat at the insane asylum the wheel being removed is a 5-nut one and when the camera cuts to the brakes it is showing 4 nuts. See more »

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Perhaps the best Jackie Chan movie ever done.
19 February 2007 | by (Ewing, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

It's a hard toss-up for me trying to decide Jackie Chan's best film. It's a narrow thought process for me as it comes down to Dragons Forever and the weirdly titled "Wheels on Meals". Both films feature the amazing trio of Jackie, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao...'brothers' since their early days and all film stars in their own right. But the comedy in Wheels on Meals works the best and the action scenes are amazing, with Biao really strutting his mobility.

The plot is thin: Jackie and Biao are cousins who works a 'gut-truck' in Spain. Sammo is an acquaintance who takes over his employer's private detective agency when his boss goes on the run. Someone hires Sammo to find a beautiful girl (Lola Forner - also seen in Armour of God) whom Jackie and Biao have already had the pleasure of meeting. She's a pickpocket and the daughter of Biao's dad's girlfriend (the dad and the mom met at the local insane asylum. What love!). Anyway it seems that Silvia is being chased by mobsters so she can't claim a lot of money that should be coming to her. Bad guys give chase, Jackie and Biao help her, and Sammo runs in to try to get his way.

The three have been in a number of films together (Project A being the other film that features the three as equals) but even with the not-so great plot you'll be surprised at how well the acting is, how the jokes are still funny even while you are reading them (and don't go for something dubbed, the film is much better in Chinese), and how great the kung-fu scenes are. You'll be surprised by Jackie and Biao's skills on a skateboard and while the Jackie Vs. Benny the Jet fight scene in Dragons Forever might be a bit better, you still HAVE one in this movie.

For amazing comedy, action, and great kung-fu, that is directed by the pudgy Sammo, and taking the three men out of Hong Kong a la Way of the Dragon - this is the film for you. Fans of Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Sammo Hung will be hard pressed to find something better, though Dragons Forever comes very, very close.


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