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Hal Kanter (1961 screenplays)
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Release Date:
15 June 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »
"Overwhelmingly wonderful", "Nothing short of miraculous...a must see" - The Hollywood Reporter
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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Glossy 30s style kung fu gangster movie. See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... 'Charlie' Cheng Wah Kuo

Anita Mui ... 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 ... Rope Factory Worker
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Rope Factory Worker
Wai-Yue Chan ... Lady Rose's Friend
Paul Che ... Ping (as Biu Law Che)
Chih Hua Chen ... Man on Street
Jing Chen ... Party Guest
Ti-Ko Chen ... Chen Wah's Man
Lawrence Cheng ... Reporter #3

Jacky Cheung ... Bespectacled Clerk
Siu Cheung
Tsan-Sang Cheung ... Ship Passenger
Wah Cheung ... One of Tiger Lo's men
Huang Chin ... Lady Rose's Friend
Wellson Chin ... Policeman at Station
Calvin Choi ... Job-seeking Immigrant
Remus Choi ... Job-seeking Immigrant
Yuen Chor ... Magistrate Benjamin
Billy Chow ... Thug
Kong Chow ... Chen Wah's Man

Michael Man-Kin Chow ... Dai Jek Dung
Tau Chu ... Chen Wah's Man
Tiet Wo Chu ... Chen Wah's Man
Kong Fong ... Boss Pai (as Kang Fang)
Yue Fong ... Woman at Pier
Hark-On Fung ... Thug
Chi Man Ho ... Hotel Manager
Chi Hsiang
Ricky Hui ... Lady Rose's Friend
Regina Kent ... Gang member's molested girlfriend
Elvina Kong ... Foxy
Kin Kwan
Suki Kwan ... Dancer
Keung-Kuen Lai ... Man
Rocky Lai ... One of tiger lo's men
Siu-Tin Lai ... Felon in Police Station
Man-Chung Lam ... Band Conductor
Billy Lau ... Tong

Siu-Ming Lau ... Ho's Boss

Lan Law ... Woman in Governor's Room
Chun Kit Lee ... Tiger Lo's Man
Hoi Sang Lee ... Thug
Kin-sang Lee ... Tiger Lo's man
Pei-ling Lee ... Dancer
Bo-Jing Leung ... Barber
See-ho Leung ... Bellboy
Wen Tai Li ... Chen Wah's Man
Han Ling ... Man at Police Station
Ken Lo ... One of Tiger Lo's men
Lieh Lo ... Fei
Pui Lok ... Mrs. Lo
Hung Lu
Fong Lui ... Snake Ming
Ray Lui ... Lu

Vincent Lyn ... Party Guest
Kei Mai ... Chen Wah's Man
Tien-yan Mak
Mars ... Policeman
Anders Nelsson ... Supreme Court Judge Nelsen (as Anders Nelson)

Man-Tat Ng ... Chen Wah's Man

Richard Ng ... Captain Ho
Kuang Ni ... Mr. Ku's Friend
Joe Nieh ... Ku's Son
Louis Roth ... Governor Steaves
Kai San
Yee Seung ... Woman in Governor's Room
John Sham ... Reporter #4
Yu Shangguan
Fook-On Shing ... Chen Wah's Man
Fui-On Shing
Ga-Ban Shing
Wan-Gat Shing
Wai Shum ... Tiger's Man
Edmond So ... Job-seeking Immigrant
Chi Wai Tai ... Tiger Lo's Man
San Tai ... Chen Wah's Man
Yun-Hui Tai

Tai-Bo ... Thug
Yat Ching Tam ... Missing Reporters' Boss
Ching Tien ... Chow

Feng Tien ... Elder Ku
Kan-Wing Tsang ... Beautician
Chien-Po Tsen
Mang Tso
Kwong Lam Tsui
Chi Shing Wan
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ... Mrs. Steaves
Wei Wang ... Commander Wong
Dick Wei ... Tiger
Ping Ou Wei
James Wong ... Mr. Ku's Friend

Melvin Wong ... Counselor Lo
Shu Tong Wong ... Chen Wah's Man
Sun Wong ... Hotel Clerk

Fung Woo ... Hotel Manager
Zhilun Xue ... Dancer

Simon Yam ... Policeman
Mondi Yau ... Mrs. Wong
Amy Yip ... Party Guest
Gloria Yip ... Belle
Ha-Lei Yip ... Tailor

Biao Yuen ... Cameo
Rik Thomas ... Fei (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Golden Way Creative Group 
Hal Kanter  1961 screenplay "A Pocketful of Miracles"
Robert Riskin  1933 story "Lady for a Day"
Damon Runyon  1933 screenplay "Lady for a Day"
Edward Tang  written by
Harry Tugend  1961 screenplay "A Pocketful of Miracles"

Cinematography by
Arthur Wong 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Production Design by
Eddie Ma 
Art Direction by
Sai Kan Lam 
Set Decoration by
Yiu-Kwong But 
Costume Design by
Lai-Fang Chan 
Sun-Yiu Cheung 
Makeup Department
Wing-Yee Chan .... makeup artist
Bo-lin Lee .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lu Chiang Chao .... assistant director
Gam-Tong Ko .... assistant director
Po-Shan Lo .... assistant director (as Bo-San Lo)
Rosanna Ng .... first assistant director
Siu-Bei Tong .... assistant director
Fat Wan .... assistant director
Art Department
Bik-Yan Kwok .... assistant art director
Ray Lam .... assistant art director
Shing-Kim Law .... property master
Sound Department
Shao Lung Chou .... sound recordist
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Yu Ting .... dialogue editor
Kuo-Hua Wu .... sound recordist
Anthony Carpio .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Rocky Lai .... stunts
Chung Chi Li .... stunts
Vincent Lyn .... stunt performer
Mars .... stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Mars .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sing-Kwong Leung .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Consuela Mehjia Bruton .... assistant costume designer
Sheng-Hsi Chu .... costume supervisor
Georgina D. Garcia .... assistant costume designer
Lai-Lai Lau .... assistant costume designer
Fuk-Ying Shing .... costumer
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Siu-Tin Lai .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Chi-Keung Chan .... planner
Raymond Chow .... presenter
Leonard Ho .... planner
Kai-Ho Kam .... production assistant
Jan-Hon Lai .... script supervisor
King-Chi Leung .... caterer
Carrie Li .... story editor (as Chuen-Hau Lee)
Edward Tang .... planner
Ming-Lun Tsui .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Qi ji" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Mr Canton and Lady Rose" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence
139 min | Germany:86 min | UK:101 min | 106 min (USA) | Spain:101 min (DVD edition)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | South Korea:All | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

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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Remade as Singh Is Kinng (2008)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Glossy 30s style kung fu gangster movie., 3 January 2002
Author: modius from United Kingdom

Before Miracles (inspired by Pocketful of Miracles and other films), Jackie had already done several movies set in the early 30s, including Project A and the sequel Project A II where Jackie homages silent movies and recreates stunts by Buster Keaton, etc.

In this film, Jackie creates a film that would let him be recognised as a first-rate director. Miracles is a story of Jackie who gets involved with a local triad gang, who's boss dies proclaiming Jackie to be the new boss. The film follows Jackie's exploits and his quest to make the gang into a non-criminal type gangsters mob.

The film has fantastic camera work and wonderfully detailed in all costumes and the set design. The story is a mis-mash of action and a warm hearted story of Jackie and his relationship with a Lady who sells Roses, and how he buys a rose every day for luck.

When the rose vendor learns her daughter is coming, she breaks down - realising that her lie of her living a grand life will be exposed - and soon Jackie and his mob try their hardest to help the vendor any way they can.

Although this is more story and well acted out script, the film seems slugglish and when action happens its over too quick. Fortuently Jackie throws in some typical comic moments and homages to several silent films as well.

Action fans may be disappointed with the lack of gun-toting gangsters or the lack of tommy guns blazing or lack of kung fu, but the film isn't meant to be for that, its a story based movie.

The film is excellent to watch, but probably not all that great for Martial art fans as it has a lack of genuinely good fight sequences, bar two (one being when Jackie is tested as the new boss and the other being at the end with Billy Chow).

Overall a good movie, but did it really need so much money to be spent on it?

Overall: 6/10.

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