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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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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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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:

Black Dragon  »

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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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Version of Pocketful of Miracles (1961) See more »

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Different, but great
7 December 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I recently picked up a full, subtitled copy of 'Miracles', and I must say that the original is better than the dubbed version I had previously seen, and that version was also around half an hour shorter than the original version. The dubbed version cut out some not-so-important scenes, but things still got confusing at times, and some very funny scenes which did not make into the dubbed version, and at least one of the fight scenes was significantly edited in the dubbed version.

'Miracles' a very different movie to most of Jackie's work. There is the trademark Jackie Chan action and slapstick, but fights and action sequences are not as frequent as they are in his other movies, as 'Miracles' is more about Jackie proving to critics that he can make a movie with extravagant sets and costumes, and complicated camera shots (Who can blame him? James Cameron did the same thing, but 'Miracles' is a both an enjoyable and a good movie, while 'Titanic' is neither).

The movie is funny, and the action (what action there is) is excellent, and even the acting is great.

9/10 A great movie. Check it out if you're a Jackie Chan fan, but make sure you get the full, subtitled movie (should be about two-hours).


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