A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the ...
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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung
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A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the drug lord's henchmen and, to cover-up their operation, they attempt to eliminate Yi-Ching and double-agent Lau. Back in Hong Kong, police detectives Muscles and Ricky Fung are assigned to protect Lau and Inspector Barbara Woo is assigned to protect Yi-Ching. She takes her to the hideout of the "Five Lucky Stars" and also enlists their help in bringing down the drug operation. Written by
In Germany this movie is known as part 2 of the 'Powerman' trilogy with Kuai can che (1984) being part 1 and Long de xin (1985) being part 3. Fuk sing go jiu (1985) ('Tokyo Powerman' in Germany) is not part of this imaginary series. Despite the fact that the movies share many of their main and supporting actors as well as staff members the characters and story lines are totally unrelated. See more »
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Terrible comedy with a couple of decent action scenes! 2/10
Review: This movie was awful. There's loads of unnecessary comedy, which is really not funny but the action is fast, when it is taken seriously. I thought that the movie was going to be based around Jackie Chan and his crime squad but most of the scenes are with these 5 characters who seemed more like the Marx Brothers than action heroes. Anyway, the serious side of the movie is about a police informant who sends an important letter to his friend, which contains information about an illegal drug operation. When the informant gets brutally murdered by the druglords hit men, the cops put the informants friend in protect custody by making her stay with the 5 Lucky Stars, who I personally thought was a bunch of misfits who were completely useless. When the druglords find out about the mysterious letter that will damage there operation, they go on the hunt for the woman that the police are protecting but Muscles (Jackie Chan), and his elite squad, manage to stop them in there tracks by using there Kung Fu skills to take down the bad guys. The movie wouldn't have been that bad if that was the main story, because the epic battles with the bad guys, actually wasn't that bad but we're stuck with this badly written comedy scenes which became hard to watch after a while. I should have known what to expect, once I saw that Sammo Hung was in the directing chair because he's known for his comedic movies, which I really don't find that funny but I thought that I would give this movie a go because I'm close to finishing my Jackie Chan season. His acting wasn't bad in this film and the epic fight at the end was worth the wait but the rest of the movie was a waste of time. Disappointing!
Round-Up: This movie was directed by Sammo Hung, 63, who brought you the great Prodigal Son, Winners & Sinners, Project A, Wheels on Meals, Dragons Forever, Moon Warriors, the Evil Cult and Mr. Nice Guy. Personally, I'm not a fan of his movies because I don't really find his comedy that funny but he can fight and he does put together some epic action scenes. His haircut was really strange in this film, along with his weird costumes and he did seem to be making a fool out of himself in most of the scenes. With that aside, the elite police squad made this film slightly watchable but I still found the core of the movie quite poor.
I recommend this movie to people who are into their action/martial arts/comedies starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Biao Yuen, Michelle Yeoh, Richard Ng and Andy Lau. 2/10
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