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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Luming Yang
Ya-Lei Kuei ...
Madam Kao (as Yah-Leh Gui)
Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Tiger
Wu Ma ...
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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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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Not Jackie Chan's best film, but still worth a watch
28 January 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

The first thing I noticed about this film is that it seems to star everyone who ever made a movie in Hong Kong; I seemed to spend the entire movie going 'oooh, it's Yuen Biao!' (or whoever). Plotwise, it's typical early Jackie Chan; frenetic action sequences punctuated by high farce. As in a lot of his early stuff, the farce can be a bit excruciating, but not so much that you'll feel obliged to hit fast-forward. The action sequences, while interesting, aren't as spectacular as in his later movies; the movie seems to try to be more of a plot-driven movie (and much as I love Jackie Chan, these aren't really his strong points). If for some bizarre reason you aren't yet a Jackie Chan fan, you'll probably want to check out Armor of God or Project A first. If I'm preaching to the converted, you'll find Oiji merrily passes an hour and a half, but it's by no means a masterpiece. It's got Anita Mui, though. She always makes a movie watchable.


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