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Miracles - Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)
"Ji ji" (original title)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Luming Yang
Ya-lei Kuei ...
Madam Kao (as Yah-Leh Gui)
Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Tiger
Ma Wu ...
Uncle Hai
Bill Tung ...
Tung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenny Bee ...
Reporter #1
Anthony Carpio ...
One of Tiger Lo's men
Anthony Chan ...
Reporter #2
Ching-Wan Chan
Joanna Chan
Kwok Kuen Chan ...
Chen Wah's Man
Sai-Tang Chan ...
Tat-kwong Chan ...
Wai-yue Chan ...
Lady Rose's Friend
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Storyline

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. Jackie becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. Jackie and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old rose-seller when her daughter comes to visit, all this while battling a rival gang. Written by Ronald Strong <rs080455@pacbell.net>

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"Overwhelmingly wonderful", "Nothing short of miraculous...a must see" - The Hollywood Reporter

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 June 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Ji ji  »

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Budget:

HKD 64,000,000 (estimated)
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According to Jackie Chan's autobiography, the film took 9 months to shoot and ended up costing over US$9 million, a staggering amount for a Hong Kong film at the time. The film bombed at the box office and the studio, Golden Harvest, was not happy. So in an attempt to recoup some box office, Chan made the globe trotting adventure Armour of God II: Operation Condor (Fei Ying Gwai Wak). See more »

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References Pocketful of Miracles (1961) See more »

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User Reviews

 
A Different JC Movie
27 March 2002 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

It is well known that 'Miracles' is one of Jackie Chan's favourite

movies, mainly due to the artistic freedom he got to make it.

We're all accustomed to Jackie Chan movies in the style of the

high octane martial arts action thriller, but up until this production

Jackie had little chance to show off his cinematographic skills,

often criticised for being very one-dimensional in his movie

making. 'Miracles' was the answer to all that.

Having secured the largest budget in HK movie history for this film

(which was yet still extremely modest by Hollywood standards),

Miracles was produced slightly differently from HK films we're

used to. The result was a lavish set with excellent costumes, and

most of all, flowing, extravagant shots throughout the film.

Unfortunately though, the storyline is a bit weak.

This is certainly not the traditional Jackie Chan movie we're used

to, but it is nice to see Jackie show off some of his other skills in

movie making, and that he's not just an all-action hero.


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