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By Hook or By Crook (1980)

Xian yu fan sheng (original title)
A Robin Hood-like hero named "FLOWER KID" steals from the rich and gives to the poor.


Karl Maka


Raymond Bak-Ming Wong (as Bak-Ming Wong)


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Credited cast:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Fatso
Dean Shek ... Skinny Gee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ka-Sang Cheng
Wah Cheung ... Gangster
Chai Cho Chai Cho
Kam Kong Chow
San-yee Chui San-yee Chui
Fat Chung ... Chung Fa-Pai / Golden Killer
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha ... (as Kuo-Yung Hsia)
Pak-Kwong Ho
Yun Ho
Kwok Choi Hon
Shou-Chieh Lai Shou-Chieh Lai ... (as Sau-Kit Lai)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Gang Leader
Chic Lau Chic Lau


A Robin Hood-like hero named "FLOWER KID" steals from the rich and gives to the poor.

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Action | Comedy




Hong Kong



Release Date:

7 August 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

By Hook or By Crook See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gar Bo Films Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Karl Maka is back!
6 June 2003 | by secrectiveSee all my reviews

Sammo Hung plays a thief impersonating 'Flower Kid' , a known do-gooder and general hero... Karl Maka plays the officer who wants to track Sammo down. After blackmailing a bounty-hunter into helping him, the hunter and sammo gang together to help the real flower kid beat his demons.

Average fight scenes, average comedy... see one of Sammo's better movies, like Millionaires Express, instead. or see Aces go Places for a better Karl Maka movie. 6/10

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