Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally retarded brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »
A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.
Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
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A dark and handsome true-crime thriller about kidnapping and police corruption in Hong Kong. Once of Jackie Chan's most serious roles, but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic ... See full summary »
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in... See full summary »
Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin ... See full summary »
Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu. He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their ... See full summary »
A man is released from prison and goes to retrieve the diamonds that he and his three partners had stolen. But instead of the diamonds, he finds a box full of rocks. His partners, who also get released after a short while, believe that he plans to keep the loot all for himself, and they go after him. So he turns to his childhood friend (Kara Hui), who happens to be a pretty tough martial artist, for help. Meanwhile, a pretty female private detective (Carina Lau) is also investigating the case....Like some other martial arts films, "Naughty Boys" should be given two different ratings: one for the plot and the comedy, and one for the action. The first one would be no higher than 4 / 10; the second one could arguably be an 8 / 10; that's why I ultimately gave the film a 6. Simply put, the entire first hour is nearly worthless; but then we are treated to a spectacular 3-on-1 fight, with Kara Hui and the two male leads going against the villainous Phillip Ko. And at the end we get an extended (about 15 minutes long) set piece set in (you guessed it) a warehouse, where everybody is beating up everybody else, and everybody is looking for a suitcase full of cash AND diamonds, which keeps flying from person to person. The glorious Kara Hui shines, as does Carina Lau who performs some fantastic gymnastic tricks (even if she was probably doubled for the most difficult of them) and kicks the bad guys all over the place. It's a frantic action set-piece and pure 80's Hong Kong heaven. If you are a martial arts fan, "Naughty Boys" is worth buying for the action scenes alone, IMO. Never mind the rest of the movie.
Oh, and Jackie Chan has a 3-second cameo at the very start, if that means anything to you.
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