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Magic Crystal (1986)
"Mo fei cui" (original title)

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Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with ... See full summary »

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Andy Lo
Cynthia Rothrock ...
Cindy Morgan
Pak-Cheung Chan ...
Lau Ta
Sharla Cheung ...
Winnie Shen (as Man Cheung)
Bin Bin ...
Pin-Pin
Jing Wong ...
Pancho
Siu Chung Mok ...
Interpol Agent
Phillip Ko ...
Shen
Kien Shih ...
Sergeant Shi
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Karov
Wai Shum ...
Triad Boss
Fat Chung ...
Triad Boss' Thug
Hsin Nan Hung ...
Triad Boss's Thug
Mo-Lin Yu
Wan-Si Wong ...
Maureen Yu
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Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with buddies Pin-pin and Pancho ventures to Greece to find his long lost friend Shen. They soon discover Shen is being tailed both by the KGB and by Interpol after discovering some rare gems in an archaeological dig. After a unkindly series of events, Andy winds up back in Hong Kong with the stones, which, it turns out, is not gems but rather an alien life form. Meanwhile Karov, an evil magician, is hell bent on getting his hands on the gem/alien no matter what. Written by Jonathan Crow

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Cynthia Rothrock performed most of her scenes while nursing a blown out knee; during the filming of a fight scene involving a spear, her reduced coordination resulted in her accidentally stabbing her opponent in the groin (he was uninjured). See more »

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Exhilarating at times; a must-see for martial arts fans
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"Magic Crystal" takes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to movie-making: there is action, comedy, spy stuff (the villains are KGB), exotic adventure ala Indiana Jones (it was partly shot in Greece, and there are underground lairs full of traps), and science fiction (a little boy befriends an alien creature - does that remind you of anything?). The mixture of all these different genres isn't 100% smooth, but at times it is exhilarating, particularly during the fight scenes, which are furious and ferocious. Cynthia Rothrock (possible highlight: her Eagle Claw kung fu), Richard Norton (ph: the way he handles his double sharp weapons at the end ), Andy Lau (ph: using an umbrella as a weapon!), and the actress who plays his sister (ph: her astonishing body-bending abilities) are all superb in action, and there are some big laughs as well (a man wakes up to find his hands and feet having exchanged places!). IMO, any martial arts/80's Hong Kong film fan should seek this one out. (***)


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