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Director:
Writers:
Jackie Chan (written by) &
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Release Date:
28 September 2006 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
This September! Crawl Baby crawl!
Plot:
Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: Kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Never act with babies or Kung Fu Masters See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... Thongs
Michael Hui ... Landlord

Louis Koo ... Octopus

Charlene Choi ... Pak Yin
Biao Yuen ... Inspector Steve Mok

Yuanyuan Gao ... Melody
Teresa Carpio ... Landlady

Terence Yin ... Max
Conroy Chan Chi-Chung ... McDaddy
Andrew Lin ... Calvin
Ken Wong ... Debt Collector
Hiro Hayama ... 'Tokyo' Joe
Ken Lo ... Baldie (as Kenneth Low)
Cherrie Ying ... Li Man Yee
On-On Yu ... Mrs. Li
Baoguo Chen ... Godfather
Matthew Medvedev ... Matthew - the baby
Feng Ku ... Fong Ka Ho's Father (as Ku Feng)
Yuk-Man Wong ... Uncle (as Wong Yuk-man)
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Priest
Shiu Hung Hui ... Prison Officer
Man-Wai Wong ... Shop Assistant
Ka Tung Lam ... Paramedic
Jason Tobin ... Debt Collector
Asuka Higuchi ... Girl on Motorcycle
Tony Ho ... Fong Ka-Ho's Brother-in-law
Yat-long Li ... Fong Ka-Ho's Brother-in-law
Mandy Chiang ... Fong Ka-Ho's Sister
Gill Mohindepaul Singh ... Hairy
David Lee Ka-Yan ... Doctor Lee (as David Lee)
Chung Chi Li ... Hospital Security Guard (as Li Chung-chi)
Chi-Wang Wong ... Hospital Security Guard
Yat Wa Ho ... Hospital Security Guard
Fong Chi-Kui ... Hospital Security Guard
Tsui Kin-Wah ... Hospital Security Guard

Nicholas Tse ... Nicholas

Daniel Wu ... Daniel
Wong Pak-To ... Gambling Patient
Lo Hoi Ying ... Patient's Family Member
Mo-Chan Chik ... Li's Bodyguard
Jacky Low ... Kid with Bicycle
Chung Ka Lung ... Li's Bodyguard
Christian Kila ... Li's Bodyguard
Jonathan Lee ... Young Max
Choy Tak-Kwan ... Car Salesman
Lisa S. ... Emily (as Lisa Selesner)
Tin Hung Yee ... McDaddy's Thug
Sam Kai-Sen Huang ... McDaddy's Thug
Johanna Olson ... Mel

Courtney Wu ... Maternal Grandfather
Gang Wu ... White Tiger
Winnie Leung ... Fong Ka Ho's Sister
Chih Hung Tsai ... Brother Hung
Ling Chi-Man ... Towing Mechanic
Wong Man-Kin ... Baldie's Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Carpio ... Henchman (as Carpio Anthony)
Man-Ching Chan ... Henchman (as Chan Man-ching)
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Henchman (as Chan Tat-kwong)
Wah Cheung ... Henchman / McDaddy's Thug (as Johnny Cheung Wa)
Chi-Kui Fong
Kwok-Wah Geung ... Henchman (as Louis Keung)
Chun Han ... Henchman (as Hon Chun)
Jun He ... Henchman / Green Dragon
Han Guan Hua ... Henchman
Man-Wai Luk

Mike Moh

Toby Leonard Moore ... Octopus (voice)
Hyun Jin Park ... Henchman
Kon Chung Tam ... Henchman
Jack Wong Wai Leung ... Henchman (as Wong Wai Leung)
Tielin Zhang
Bey Logan ... Emergency Room Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Benny Chan 
 
Writing credits
Jackie Chan (written by) &
Benny Chan (written by) &
Alan Yuen (written by)

Alan Yuen (story)

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Jackie Chan .... executive producer
Jackie Chan .... producer
Willie Chan .... executive producer
Willie Chan .... producer
Solon So .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer (as Wang Zhongjun)
Zhonglei Wang .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fai Young Chan (original music score) (as Chan Fai-young@Hilarious)
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau  (as Yau Chi-wai)
 
Production Design by
Sung Pong Choo  (as Choo Sung-pong)
 
Art Direction by
Ching-Ching Wong  (as Wong Ching-ching)
 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Cindy Cheung Fong-Tai  (as Cindy Cheung)
 
Production Management
Wendy Wong .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Ng .... assistant director
Ka-Wai Tong .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Wai-Ming Wong .... props manager
 
Sound Department
Terry Shek .... sound effects editor
Kinson Tsang .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... visual effects artist
Samuel Mok .... visual effects compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
David Tso .... visual effects compositor
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Anthony Carpio .... stunts
Jackie Chan Stunt Team .... stunt choreographer
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Tat-Kwong Chan .... stunts
Wah Cheung .... stunts
Jun He .... stunts
Brendon Huor .... stunts
Rocky Lai .... stunts
In Seob Lee .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan
Chung Chi Li .... stunt choreographer
Hyun Jin Park .... stunt performer
Gang Wu .... stunt performer
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Han Guan Hua .... additional stunt double: Jackie Chan (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Chuen Wong .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miriam Chan .... assistant costume designer
 
Other crew
Jackie Chan .... action director
Michael Chaturantabut .... trainer: Mike Moh
Alan Yuen .... screenplay by
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bo bui gai wak" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Rob-B-Hood" - Hong Kong (English title), International (English title)
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Runtime:
Philippines:125 min | Hong Kong:136 min (theatrical version) | USA:134 min (Venice Film Festival) | Argentina:128 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jackie Chan sings the theme tune for this movie which is evident in the outtakes. Another version is also out with Michael Hui and Louis Koo singing along with Jackie.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Brokeback Mountain (2005)See more »

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Was there some significance to the baby's name at the end?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Never act with babies or Kung Fu Masters, 2 August 2010
Author: Shawn McKenna (srmckenna@hotmail.com) from Modesto, California

I did not enjoy the previous effort of a Benny Chan directed Jackie Chan film in "New Police Story" that I was definitely worried about a "Three Men and a Baby" inspired effort. The result was mixed, but going in with low expectations I was pleasantly surprised. "Rob-B-Hood" (US release name is a bizarre name change to "Robin-B-Hood" though in this movie there is no stealing from the rich to give to the poor; neither title is very good) is the third film in the collaboration between Benny Chan and Jackie Chan and Benny's first attempt at a comedic action film. While this film was successful in Asia it was not theatrically released in North America and most of Europe.

Jackie Chan and Louis Koo Tin-Lok star as mediocre bad guys Thongs and Octopus. Jackie Chan tired of stereotypical nice guy roles wanted to play a criminal, though his character Thongs is a burglar and compulsive gambler, the "good guy" nature of his character comes through quite clearly and his performance does not veer far from most of Jackie's previous personae. This role is a good step in broadening his experience as an actor. Octopus is a married womanizer who works with Thongs. He married very young to Pak Yin (the terminally cute Charlene Choi) and is doing his best to woo wealthy young women while avoiding his wife. Thongs and Octopus both work under the guidance of the Landlord (Michael Hui) a conservative criminal who hoards his theft while the other two spend their "earnings".

The Landlord has had his loot stolen by another criminal (he suspects everyone after this) so he allows himself to get contracted to a nefarious case to kidnap a baby for seven million dollars and give the infant to the possible grandfather to test if the baby is his sons (the son is dead and currently frozen in a very expensive decorated freezer). Thongs and Octopus both need the money so they acquiesce and help the Landlord with the felony. Of course, Thongs and Octopus, through a partially botched kidnapping attempt, are forced to take care of the cute defecating infant until they can reestablish getting the kid to who hired them. And, of course, they get attached to the baby (I cannot believe the baby got nominated for Hong Kong Film Award's Best New Performer category).

Some of the negatives of this film include the ill-defined female characters (it seems they would have been better characterization in the original three-hour workprint, but that meant a whole lot more exposition); especially Gao Yuan-Yuan's Melody character who I had trouble figuring out what her relationship with Thongs was the first time I watched this. Some of the baby poop jokes were overdone as well as some of the infant's scenes in general (reportedly the child was an infant terrible on the set; delaying shooting and helping push the film over budget). There is only so much you can do with a babbling, spitting, crying child with flatulence. Yuen Biao's Inspector Steve Mok character is definitely underused (as well as Michael Hui), though at least he gets more than a cameo in this film. And then there is the horrible overuse of Pepsi advertising including one scene where Jackie slides down a pole revealing the largest Pepsi graffiti I have ever seen.

I did end up liking this film though. There is a certain congenial innocence with the lead characters that works well in this comedic action hybrid. In most Jackie Chan movies there are little stunts that sometimes seem as throwaways but are quite dangerous and are done with Keatonesque ease. In this movie Jackie slides down a staircase column and props himself up with ease at the end. If he fell on the wrong side he could have been seriously injured, but since it is so effortlessly it seems so simple. Jackie Chan has used more wires in his stunts and it definitely shows in this film, but I do not fault him for it, since his body cannot handle the punishment like it used to. The stunt where he jumps from air conditioner to air conditioner to the bottom of the street is impressive (even if a wire was used) and his and Louis Koo's stunts in the amusement park owned by the grandfather (location was Ocean Park) were quite good. In fact Jackie was said to be impressed of Koo who was willing to do many of his own stunts in the movie.

There could have been more fighting in this movie but there is a good scene in the apartment of Jackie between Jackie, Yuen Biao, Ken Lo and more. It is inspired by a similar scene in Project A (this is also mentioned in the Benny Chan commentary), but still pleasant. While there are many faults in this film and I think that many action purists will not like this film, I found much that was enjoyable from the comedy to the action and stunts. Now please Jackie no more movies with babies.

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