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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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One of the funnies films! See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

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

Eric Tsang ... Jook Bo
Hoi Mang ... Security officer / convict (as Randy Mang)
Richard Ng ... Han
Lydia Shum ... Han's Wife
Paul Chang ... Mountain Bandit Chief
James Tien ... Yun Shiyu
Ching-Ying Lam ... Security Officer
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
Jang Lee Hwang ... Yukio Fushiki
Yasuaki Kurata ... Samurai
Yukari Ôshima ... Samurai
Cynthia Rothrock ... Mountain Bandit

Richard Norton ... Mountain Bandit

Yu Wang ... Master Wong Kei Ying
Kien Shih ... Master Sek
Billy Lau ... Train Captain
Pui-Ling Yau ... Train Captain's Girlfriend
Fung Woo ... Mayor Yi
Lung Chan ... Wild Bull
Kar Lok Chin ... Firefighter / Security Officer
Chau Sang Lau ... Firefighter (as Li Ka)
Kam Kong Chow ... Bank Robber
Yung-chiang Peng ... Bank Robber
Mo Yuen ... Bank Robber (as Mo-Chow Yuen)
Tat-wah Cho ... Shanghai Chief Inspector
Shirley Kwan ... Lai
Oi Sam Tsui ... Fat lady rescued by firemen
Bolo Yeung ... Cotton Weaver
Ping Ha ... Cotton Weaver's Mom
Wing-Cho Yip ... Passerby (as Teddy Yip)
Chia Yung Liu ... Kang
Corey Yuen ... Shiyu's Gang
Billy Ching Sau Yat ... Shiyu's Gang
Lung Wei Wang ... Mountain Bandit
Tak Yuen ... Mountain Bandit
Wen Tai Li ... Mountain Bandit
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
Hsi-chun Yang ... Mountain Bandit
Foo-wai Lam ... Bandit
Chi-shing Chan ... Bandit
Shan Kwan ... Train Robber
Hung Tse ... Bank Staffer
Hang Shuen So ... Fong-Tin's Mom
Meg Lam ... Auntie Seventh

Siu-Ho Chin ... Demonstrator
Anthony Chan ... Doctor
Danny Yip
Hing-Yin Kam
Seung-Wah Yip
Deborah Dik
Yin Tse
Lai-Yin Poon
Yau Cheung Yeung
Alfred Cheung
Hung Lu
Bun Yuen
Tien Tsai Wei
Po Tai
Yung-sheng Pan (as Yun-hsiang Peng)
Sung-Hao Hsu
Te Hu Hsiao
Kuang-hung Chi
Wing-Hon Cheung
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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 | West Germany:12 (cut)
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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of the funnies films!, 23 March 2008
Author: editajan from Lithuania

The "Wealthy train" aka "Millionaire's express" looks like an action film. But strangely each and every moment that in a normal action film would have been dramatic here turns into a farce. It has all necessary elements of a classical western, only things happen in China. The fighting stuff is really well done, only instead of tension it brings another occasion to smile. It is extremely rich in characters and situations. One could say overcharged. But most of these situations are illogical: I mean, if it were true, it would never happen, at least it would not happen this way... But it doesn't matter. Do not look for any logical explanations, the film is not about that. In fact it is a parody. And a good one. People who created this film gave a free course to imagination, and the audience is invited to do the same thing. It's like a game: recognize all moments which usually are presented so seriously in many action films (and are supposed to thrill us!) and see how ridiculous they often are. "Wealthy train" is one of those films that never becomes outdated. It will be appreciated by everyone who is able not to take himself too seriously. Watch it when you want to relax, cheer yourself up and just have fun!

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