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

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Western  |  30 January 1986 (Hong Kong)
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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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Jook Bo
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Lydia Shum ...
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Hoi-Lun Au ...
Siu Chuy
Ching-Ying Lam ...
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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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Richard Norton only had one costume for the duration of the shoot. It would repeatedly become soaked with sweat and would have to be dried on-set with irons and hairdryers. 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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I'm confused
20 November 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Maybe I don't know enough about HK cinema to get all the in jokes and references, or maybe I just didn't pay close enough attention, but I was thoroughly confused by this bizarre action comedy that seems to be set in an Old West town located in China. The cinematography is fine (particularly the train sequences) and the martial arts are predictably excellent. But the dubbing is atrocious (not too mention insulting) and the cast of character so vast I couldn't keep track of everyone. Sammo Hung is good, but he's used his comedic talent to much greater effect in other stuff like Wheels on Meals. Only for the HK hardcore.


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