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Shanghai Express (1986)

Foo gwai lit che (original title)
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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Hoi-Lun Au ...
Siu Chuy
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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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Action | Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts combat and some shootings | See all certifications »
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30 January 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

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The fight between Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Biao Yuen proved perilous to film. Hung kicked Yuen so hard in the chest that the latter was unable to draw breath, and required assistance from Kar Lok Chin to start breathing again. Chin - who doubled Yuen in key scenes - was injured when Hung flipped him over his head and he landed on the back of his neck. 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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A very funny martial arts action movie.
19 July 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was not only action packed but very funny. It has most of the famous Hong Kong action stars in it. If your familiar with this genre then you will recognize most of the stars like Samo Hung and more. The plot was kinda silly but the comedy and action sequences makes up for it and more. It is highly entertaining movie.


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