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30 January 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »
Baldy and King Kong shuttle between New Zealand and Hong Kong to recover a hi-tech prism that can impart superhuman powers Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Samuel Hui ... King Kong
Karl Maka ... Albert Au
Sylvia Chang ... Supt. Nancy Ho
Sally Yeh ... Sally Bright
Onno Boelee ... Hornsby (as Onno Boulee)
Peter McCauley ... Digger (as Peter Macaully)
Ronald Lacey ... The Boss
Roy Chiao ... The Professor
Sandy Dexter ... Henchman
Gayle-Anne Jones ... Henchwoman
Cyrus Wong ... Baldy Jr.
Tat-wah Cho ... Hua
Tak-Hing Kwan ... HK Police Hockey Team Coach
Kien Shih ... Interpol Hockey Teach Coach
Pomson Shi ... Professor's Assistant
Kwok Chi Tsang ... Tour Bus Passenger
Ging Man Fung ... Albert's 9th Floor Neighbor

Directed by
Ringo Lam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karl Maka 

Original Music by
Tony A. 
Cinematography by
Sander Lee 
Film Editing by
Kuo-Chung Chou 
Makeup Department
Abby Collins .... makeup artist: New Zealand
Production Management
Lim Chan .... production manager
Murray Newey .... production manager: New Zealand Crew
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Coddington .... first assistant director: second unit
Deuel Droogan .... first assistant director (New Zealand Crew)
Paul Grinder .... second assistant director (New Zealand Crew)
Robin Murray .... third assistant director: New Zealand
Art Department
Wan-On Shing .... props
Special Effects by
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects coordinator: New Zealand Crew
Michael Baxter-Lax .... stunt performer (New Zealand Crew)
Peter Bell .... stunt coordinator (New Zealand Crew)
Peter Bell .... stunt driver
Karl Bradley .... stunt performer (New Zealand Crew)
Joseph Chi-chong Chavez .... action coordinator
Lance Johnston .... stunt performer (New Zealand Crew)
Clarke Proctor .... stunt performer (New Zealand Crew)
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Howard .... camera operator: New Zealand
Steve Latty .... gaffer: New Zealand
Ging-Jiu Lo .... assistant camera
Andy Reid .... lighting technician: New Zealand
Ian Turtill .... focus puller: New Zealand
Chi-yan Wong .... assistant camera
Transportation Department
Robin Allen .... action vehicles: New Zealand
Robin Allen-Paris .... action vehicles: New Zealand (as Robin Allen)
Other crew
Annie Dodman .... location manager: New Zealand
Kerry Fetzer .... assistant caterer
Margaret Hilliard .... production assistant: New Zealand
Toni Okkerse .... nurse: New Zealand
Brett Stevens .... mechanic: New Zealand
Naomi Weavers .... nurse: New Zealand

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Also Known As:
"Zui jia pai dang 4: Qian li jiu chai po" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Mad Mission 4" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Mad Mission Part 4: You Never Die Twice" - USA (DVD box title)
"Spector X" - Japan (English title) (alternative transliteration)
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86 min
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)See more »


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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The best Mad Mission so far., 6 September 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Regular Mad Mission stars Karl Maka, Sam Hui and Sylvia Chang are joined by Sally Yeh in You Only Die Twice, the fourth film in the popular (in Hong Kong, at least) series.

Once again, the movie is scripted by Karl Maka and is a mixture of silly comedy and crazy stunts, but director Ringo Lam (who would later give us the fantastic full Contact and impressive Burning Paradise) reins in the sillier aspects of the mayhem somewhat. This means that fans of the series thus far might be a bit disappointed by this offering, but I personally welcomed the change in style, having found the first three films unfunny and far too random for my liking.

Mad Mission 4 might never be considered a classic of 80s Hong Kong action/comedy, but by adding more excitement, introducing tougher fight scenes and gun battles (complete with squibs and bone crunching falls), and taking care over the cinematography, Lam makes this one just about worth watching.

This time around, the bad guy is played by none other than Ronald Lacey, the slimy Nazi with the scarred hand from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Looking identical to his character in the Spielberg classic, Ron hams it up as a villainous scumbag out to steal a prism that has the power to imbue a person with super-powers. When the crystal falls into the hands of bumbling cop Albert (Karl Maka), the leather trench-coat wearing baddie kidnaps the poor guy's wife and son.

Once again, Albert teams up with his happy-go-lucky jewel thief pal King Kong (Hui), and, with the assistance of a professor's daughter (Yeh), they attempt to pull off a daring rescue mission.

Highlights of the film include a tense scene in which Albert's son ends up dangling over the edge of a tower block, a helicopter in high-speed pursuit of Sam Hui in a speedboat, a fun locker-room fight scene, and a stunt-filled car chase.

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