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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 
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?

A very tight shooting schedule demanded round-the-clock work from the cast and crew, who largely lived at the set throughout production. Cynthia Rothrock remembers being discouraged from sleeping because it would cause black circles around her eyes.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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7 out of 7 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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