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Shanghai Express (1986)
"Foo gwai lit che" (original title)

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Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its ... See full summary »

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Biao Yuen ...
Kenny Bee ...
Rosamund Kwan ...
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Olivia Cheng ...
Hou Hsiao ...
Siu Hau
Lung Chan ...
Wild Bull
Kar Lok Chin ...
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Chau Sang Lau ...
Firefighter (as Li Ka)
Hoi Mang ...
Security officer / convict (as Randy Mang)
Ching-Ying Lam ...
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Kam Kong Chow ...
Bank Robber
Yung-chiang Peng ...
Bank Robber
Mo Yuen ...
Bank Robber (as Mo-Chow Yuen)
James Tien ...
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Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its municipal (and his personal) profits by sabotaging a train so the passengers all have to stop in his town and spend lots o' money! Throw in various subplots involving some Japanese swordsmen, some bungling bankrobbers (one of whom is the head of security), and a gang of no-goods who try to mess up the town. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts combat and some shootings | See all certifications »
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Prior to filming, Cynthia Rothrock had torn a ligament in her knee and Richard Norton had developed a severe infection from cutting his leg on a plant. Both filmed their parts but can be seen respectively performing all their kicks with a single leg. See more »

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During the final big fight scene, one of the actors does a back flip off of a bar. Wires can be seen during a top view of the flip. See more »

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Funny Eastern
10 April 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

From start till end you will be entertained! Everything what is happening concerning the Millionaire's Express is a setup for the grand finale in the last twenty minutes! Somehow Sammo Hung managed to create a western in Chinese setting! Even one character seems to be a parody of Clint Eastwood! A lot is going on in the movie,but the real action picks up at the final! This movie is more a comedy! There a lot of jokes that are easy to understand because they are very visual! One example is a man who seems to be cheating on his wife! While on the train he visits his mistress by climbing on top of the train and without any problems he walks to the wagon where his mistress is! In the meanwhile a hoodlum has a lot of difficulties maintaining his balance while he is on top of the train! When the two encounter the adulterer greets him like he is taking a stroll while the hoodlum almost falls off the train! This is just so hilarious! And this just one of the very funny scenes this movie contains! Also I recognized a parody on Wong Fei Hung (A famous Chinese hero)! All the different characters have their objectives and will be put in very funny scenes which will come to a climax in the last twenty minutes! The action is more than wonderful! Yuen Baio and Jang Lee Hwang (korean martial artist famous for being the villain in "Drunken Master") steal the show! Not to say that all the others weren't great,but Yuen Baio and Jang Lee Hwang (one of the samurai) simply stand out! As they show some excellent moves and skill! There are some small sequences with Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton but they were too short for my taste! "Millionaire's express" delivers on humor and action! One of the best movies made by Sammo Hung!


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