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Tong tian lao hu (1980)

Casanova stars as a bodyguard, entrusted with guarding a rare treasure. While ensuring its safety, he discovers it's been stolen. Two conmen find out about Casanova's connection to the ... See full summary »

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Casanova Wong ... Tseng Tien-Tu
Yuen Man Meng ... Li Chun-Feng
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Lu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lap Ban Chan ... Tsui Hua
Hsi Chang
Ling Wei Chen
Szu-Ying Chien
... Lung
Chi Chou
Ping Fong
Wei-Wei Huang ... Ho Yu-Wei
Ho Chiu Kei
... Black Skeleton
Jen Kwan
Keung-Kuen Lai ... (as Benny Lai)
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Casanova stars as a bodyguard, entrusted with guarding a rare treasure. While ensuring its safety, he discovers it's been stolen. Two conmen find out about Casanova's connection to the treasure, so they join forces with him in an attempt to get rich.

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20 March 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Asimenoi drakoi tou shaolin  »

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Two gamblers help a fighter regain his lost money but not his lost marbles
29 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Casanova gets big money to deliver a small jade statue. He is awake all night, nervous. On the road he encounters two odd water buckets and I don't get it. He delivers the box unopened with the jade inside but it is now a rock despite never having been out of his hands. He loses his business for losing the jade.

Cut to a casino and two new guys and a girl and something about cheating. Casanova is in the casino, moping. The gambling guy explains how the jade was switched. They make a plan to get even and need new clothes. They go to a jewelry business to do their plan but find people killed and a hostage situation. The others want to take the old guy and make him reveal Liang's whereabouts. Our guys make off with him instead. They try to make a deal with him but a passerby kills him.

They meet Beggar Su and he becomes their master. Casanova has been crazy since his second scene. The two guys take him to a brothel to find Liang but he no longer recognizes his enemy.

Meg Lam Kin-Ming is in this movie. In Sammo Hung's "Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog" she played the unforgettable multi-handed chick. This is a martial arts comedy but two things I did not find funny were Casanova's "insanity" and the segment in the brothel.

Other reviewers have called this Casanova Wong's best but I disagree. The final fight is fabulous but overall I rate the movie just a bit above average for the year and genre.

My copy is a digital file. It is dual English and Chinese hard subtitled and widescreen with excellent resolution so I suspect the original source was a laser disk.


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