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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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Spectacular Chinese Western-style film with an all-star cast! See more (9 total) »


  (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?

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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Spectacular Chinese Western-style film with an all-star cast!, 6 August 2014
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This is a one-of-a-kind Hong Kong movie filmed in the Western style and directed my martial arts great Sammo Hung, where he brought in an all-star cast including Hung himself, Yuen Biao, Eric Tsang, Richard Ng, Lydia Sum, Kenny Bee, Lam Ching Ying, Wah Yuen, Corey Yuen and Rosamund Kwan. It's a story where Ching Fong-Tin (Sammo Hung) tries to makes amends for his past by attempting to return wealth and prosperity to his hometown. In doing so, he plans to stall an express train full of wealthy passengers in hopes they will lodge at his town and spend money on its amenities. Meanwhile, a group of mountain bandits wants to rob the train, where three samurais in possession of a treasure scroll are on board.

It is an action-packed film from start to finish that will give you pure fun and excitement - a film that has just about everything in it: comedy, adventure, martial arts, romance and drama. Each of the characters has his/her own unique charm, development and relevance in the movie that makes him/her stand out in the story. Hung took great care in directing that made every one of the many characters important, inserting humor and drama where appropriate and creating fun and interesting subplots (like the town's renegade security officers attempting to rob the train; Richard Ng's character's silly love affair; the rival between legendary martial artists Master Wong and Master Shek) while not swaying away from the main point of the story. He keeps the plot going at a fast pace and makes every scene captivating, leaving no room for boring fillers.

The special and visual effects are realistic and believable and the script is an awesome piece of work - it makes you feel you are along the wild adventure and just having fun with the ride. The music score by Anders Nelsson, Alastair Monteith-Hodge and Chin Yung Shing is very catchy and dynamic, filming location is breath-taking and the acting was spot-on. There are some silly and goofy moments from some of the cast members, but it is not done overboard.

With such a large cast and an exciting story, I just wished that the movie was made a little longer to have more time to accommodate the actors and action sequences. But overall, it is one of the best movies I have seen come out of Hong Kong and certainly one that is highly recommended if you are a fan of wild Hong Kong Cinema. If you are not, it is still a great movie to watch for the casual viewers!

Grade A

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