IMDb > Shanghai Express (1986)
Foo gwai lit che
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Shanghai Express (1986) More at IMDbPro »Foo gwai lit che (original title)

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow) Videos
Shanghai Express -- Open-ended Trailer from Tai Seng


User Rating:
7.2/10   803 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 25% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Shanghai Express on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 January 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »
Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I'm confused See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ... Fong-Tin Ching
Biao Yuen ... Tsao Cheuk Kin
Kenny Bee ... Fook Loi
Olivia Cheng ... Siu-Hon
Rosamund Kwan ... Chi
Lung Chan ... Wild Bull
Hou Hsiao ... Siu Hau
Kar Lok Chin ... Firefighter / Security Officer
Chau Sang Lau ... Firefighter (as Li Ka)
Hoi Mang ... Security officer / convict (as Randy Mang)
Paul Chang ... Mountain Bandit Chief
James Tien ... Yun Shiyu
Ching-Ying Lam ... Security Officer
Kam Kong Chow ... Bank Robber
Yung-chiang Peng ... Bank Robber
Mo Yuen ... Bank Robber (as Mo-Chow Yuen)
Corey Yuen ... Shiyu's Gang
Billy Ching Sau Yat ... Shiyu's Gang
Richard Ng ... Han
Lydia Shum ... Han's Wife
Lung Wei Wang ... Mountain Bandit
Tak Yuen ... Mountain Bandit
Wen Tai Li ... Mountain Bandit
Cynthia Rothrock ... Mountain Bandit
Yukari Ôshima ... Samurai

Richard Norton ... Mountain Bandit

Eric Tsang ... Jook Bo

Yu Wang ... Master Wong Kei Ying
Dick Wei ... Mountain Bandit
Mei Sheng Fan ... Mountain Bandit (as Mei-Sheng Fan)
Fat Chung ... Mountain Bandit
Phillip Ko ... Mountain Bandit
Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Mountain Bandit
Ma Wu ... Imprisoned Security Officer

Wah Yuen ... Imprisoned Security Officer
Sau Lan Chow ... Siu Lan
Hoi-Lun Au ... Siu Chuy
Emily Chu ... Bo
Tat-wah Cho ... Shanghai Chief Inspector
Pauline Wang Yu-Huan ... Prostitute
Shirley Kwan ... Lai
Jang Lee Hwang ... Yukio Fushiki
Oi Sam Tsui ... Fat lady rescued by firemen
Yasuaki Kurata ... Samurai
Kien Shih ... Master Sek
Billy Lau ... Train Captain
Pui-Ling Yau ... Train Captain's Girlfriend
Fung Woo ... Mayor Yi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Chan ... Doctor
Chi-shing Chan ... Bandit
Alfred Cheung
Wing-Hon Cheung
Wing-Hong Cheung ... Bandit
Kuang-hung Chi

Siu-Ho Chin ... Demonstrator
Deborah Dik
Ping Ha ... Cotton Weaver's Mom
Te Hu Hsiao
Sung-Hao Hsu
Hing-Yin Kam
Shan Kwan ... Train Robber
Foo-wai Lam ... Bandit
Meg Lam ... Auntie Seventh
Chia Yung Liu ... Kang
Hung Lu
Yung-sheng Pan (as Yun-hsiang Peng)
Lai-Yin Poon
Hang Shuen So ... Fong-Tin's Mom
Po Tai
Hung Tse ... Bank Staffer
Yin Tse
Tien Tsai Wei
Hsi-chun Yang ... Mountain Bandit
Bolo Yeung ... Cotton Weaver
Yau Cheung Yeung
Danny Yip
Seung-Wah Yip
Wing-Cho Yip ... Passerby (as Teddy Yip)
Bun Yuen
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 

Produced by
Alfred Cheung .... producer
Raymond Chow .... producer
Leonard Ho .... producer
Ma Wu .... producer
Original Music by
Melody Bank 
Alastair Monteith-Hodge 
Anders Nelsson 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wong 
Production Management
Arvi Liimatainen .... unit manager
Siu-King Wong .... production manager
Art Department
Yiu-Kwong But .... set designer
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... stunt coordinator
Biao Yuen .... martial arts and acrobatics double
Kar Lok Chin .... additional stunt double: Yuen Biao (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tung-Chuen Chan .... gaffer
Music Department
Chin Yung Shing .... composer: theme music

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Foo gwai lit che" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Millionaires Express" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
"Millionaire's Express" - Hong Kong (English title) (imdb display title)
See more »
Rated PG-13 for martial arts combat and some shootings
Argentina:94 min | USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:12 (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:


How many different versions do exist of the movie?
See more »
3 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
I'm confused, 20 November 1999
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Shanghai Express (1986)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
My Review of this Entertaining Film jayskitstar
Was Cynthia Rothwell Stereotyping? darkmorph
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Rush Hour 2 Shanghai Noon Dragon Strike The Phantom Rider The Good, the Bad, the Weird
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Action section IMDb Hong Kong section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.