A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the ... 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.
Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally disabled brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »
A monk from Tibet is sent to Hong Kong by his master. He is to recover a magical bottle to which he has the cap from a lawyer. When these items were united long ago they protected Tibet ... See full summary »
Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A ... See full summary »
Chau and Beethoven, two Hong Kong police detectives, go through misadventures to protect a young girl from a ruthless crime lord, as she possesses a ledger that contains all of the ... See full summary »
A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
A pair of evil gung-fu artists, Heaven and Earth, are slaughtering the entire Yin-Yang brotherhood. he movie opens with two members of the brotherhood and their two male children being ... 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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