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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 Kam-Bo Hung ... Ching Fong Tin
Biao Yuen ... Tsao Cheuk Kin
Olivia Cheng ... Siu Hung
Rosamund Kwan ... Chi
Kenny Bee ... Fook Loi

Eric Tsang ... Jook Bo
Richard Ng ... Han
Lydia Shum ... Han's Wife
Emily Chu ... Siu Bo
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ... Yu
Hoi-Lun Au ... Siu Chuy
Ching-Ying Lam ... Security Officer
Hoi Mang ... Security Officer (as Randy Mang)
Ma Wu ... Security Officer

Wah Yuen ... Security Officer
James Tien ... Yun Shiyu
Paul Chang ... Ma, Bandit Chief

Cynthia Rothrock ... Mountain Bandit

Richard Norton ... Mountain Bandit
Jang Lee Hwang ... Yukio Fushiki
Yasuaki Kurata ... Samurai
Yukari Ôshima ... Samurai

Yu Wang ... Master Wong Kei Ying
Kien Shih ... Master Sek
Yut-Chung Lam ... Fei Hung, Ying's Son
Kuang-hung Chi ... Kin, Sek's Son
Billy Lau ... Train Captain
Shirley Kwan ... Train Captain's Girlfriend
Lai-Yin Poon ... Lai
Hou Hsiao ... Siu Hau
Lung Chan ... Wild Bull
Kar Lok Chin ... Kar Lok
Chau Sang Lau ... Ka Li (as Li Ka)
Te Hu Hsiao ... Firefighter
Mo Yuen ... Bank Robber (as Mo-Chow Yuen)
Kam Kong Chow ... Bank Robber
Yung-Chiang Peng ... Bank Robber
Chia Yung Liu ... Kang, Shiyu's Man
Corey Yuen ... Jen, Shiyu's Man
Fung Woo ... Mayor Yi
Tat-wah Cho ... Shanghai Chief Inspector
Dick Wei ... Mountain Bandit
Fat Chung ... Mountain Bandit
Phillip Ko ... Mountain Bandit
Lung Wei Wang ... Mountain Bandit
Wen Tai Li ... Mountain Bandit
Tak Yuen ... Mountain Bandit
Mei Sheng Fan ... Mountain Bandit (as Mei-Sheng Fan)
Sau Lan Chow ... Siu Lan
Bolo Yeung ... Cotton Weaver
Ping Ha ... Cotton Weaver's Mom
Wing-Cho Yip ... Passerby (as Teddy Yip)
Hung Tse ... Bank Staffer
Oi Sam Tsui ... Fat lady rescued by firemen
Hang Shuen So ... Fong Tin's Mom
Meg Lam ... Auntie Seventh

Siu-Ho Chin ... Cheung
Billy Sau Yat Ching ... Bandit
Hung Lu ... Demonstrator
Pui-Ling Yau ... Demonstrator
Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Bandit
Hsi-Chun Yang ... Bandit
Foo-Wai Lam ... Bandit
Chi-shing Chan ... Bandit
Wing-Hon Cheung ... Bandit
Shan Kwan ... Bandit
Anthony Chan ... Doctor
Deborah Dik ... Woman at Train Station
Yin Tse ... Man at Train Station
Danny Yip
Hing-Yin Kam
Seung-Wah Yip
Yau Cheung Yeung
Alfred Cheung
Bun Yuen
Tien Tsai Wei
Po Tai
Yung-sheng Pan (as Yun-hsiang Peng)
Sung-Hao Hsu

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

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 
Makeup Department
Ivy Law .... makeup artist
Lin Tai Lee .... hair stylist
Min-Hua Pan .... makeup artist
Production Management
Arvi Liimatainen .... unit manager
Siu-King Wong .... production manager
Art Department
Yiu-Kwong But .... set designer
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... 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 | West Germany:12 (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Silly, campy, amazing stunts, just bizarre, 2 August 2000
Author: john suckling (dubnut) from Somewhere out there...

This film would sit comfortably next to A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, The Great Train Robbery, every other Jackie Chan/Sammo flick, and then some. It's not as funny as it could be (the dubbed version, that is), but aside from that I have no complaints.

There is no time to develop character traits (aside from a few cliches), but this is a slapstick so that shouldn't really be expected. If you are familiar with the slapstick-martial arts genre, or if you simply love bizarre, zany movies, then I recommend it. If you're looking for a substantial plot with lots of characterization, find something else to curl up on the couch to.

It is exactly what it proclaims to be, a madcap Kung Fu western. But I doubt if you'll ever see a man jump without safety mats from a 4-story building (on fire, I might add) in any other film. Wow.

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