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Seven kids, all martial arts masters, come into possession of a real diamond and defeat truckloads of bad guys who want it for themselves. The premise is obviously cheesy, but the movie does not pretend to be "realistic" (at one point, two of the bad guys fall from the window of a hotel's top floor all the way to the ground below and land safely on their two feet!), and amid all the exaggerated slapstick there are moments of prime 80's Hong Kong action choreography, fast-paced and hard-hitting. The kids are probably all talented martial arts students, and they're not spared from taking some bumps (especially at the end, when they go against the last two remaining henchmen). Fortunately for them, they are helped along by a terrific grown-up female fighter, played by a pretty actress whose name I wish I knew (she's not Elsa Yeung, is she?). As characters the 7 kids are largely indistinguishable, except for the one delightful girl who kicks just as much butt as the boys, if not more. Some comedic parts can be hard to sit through, but the action scenes are worth it. Besides, if you ever get bored you can occupy yourself by trying to count how many stolen pieces of music you can hear (from "Halloween" to "Spartacus"!). **1/2 out of 4.
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