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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 »
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  (in credits order)

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

Eric Tsang ... Jook Bo

Richard Norton ... Mountain Bandit

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
Pauline Wang Yu-Huan ... Prostitute
Tat-wah Cho ... Shanghai Chief Inspector
Jang Lee Hwang ... Yukio Fushiki
Yasuaki Kurata ... Samurai
Kien Shih ... Master Sek
Billy Lau ... Train Captain
Pui-Ling Yau ... Train Captain's Girlfriend
Fung Woo ... Mayor Yi
Meg Lam ... Auntie Seventh
Oi Sam Tsui ... Fat lady rescued by firemen
Shirley Kwan ... Lai
Hang Shuen So ... Fong-Tin's Mom
Danny Yip
Hing-Yin Kam
Seung-Wah Yip
Deborah Dik
Lai-Yin Poon
Siu-Ho Chin
Yau Cheung Yeung
Yin Tse
Alfred Cheung
Hsi-chun Yang ... Mountain Bandit
Bolo Yeung ... Cotton Weaver
Ping Ha ... Cotton Weaver's Mom
Wing-Cho Yip ... Passerby (as Teddy Yip)
Hung Lu
Anthony Chan
Shan Kwan ... Train Robber
Hung Tse ... Bank Staffer
Bun Yuen
Wing-Hong Cheung ... Bandit
Foo-wai Lam ... Bandit
Chi-shing Chan ... Bandit
Tien Tsai Wei
Po Tai
Yung-sheng Pan (as Yun-hsiang Peng)
Chia Yung Liu ... Kang
Sung-hao Hsu
Te Hu Hsiao
Kuang-hung Chi
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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

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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)
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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
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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 »
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 »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Funny Eastern, 10 April 2007
Author: chrichtonsworld from Netherlands

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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