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All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution (1981)

Gui ma zhi duo xing (original title)
A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the... See full summary »

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Karl Maka (story), Roy Szeto | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Lam ... Yoho
Teddy Robin Kwan ... Chief Inspector Robin
Karl Maka ... Capone
Kee-chan Tang Kee-chan Tang ... Yummy
Wai Yiu Wai Yiu ... Mrs. Yummy
Marilyn Wong Cho-See ... Wai
Qiqi Chen Qiqi Chen ... Mimi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Wing Chan Chi Wing Chan ... Capone's Thug
Kim-Wan Chan Kim-Wan Chan ... Robin's Informer
Ying-Hao Cheng Ying-Hao Cheng ... Boy in Car
Tat-Wah Cho ... Gang Boss
Yuk-Lan Fu Yuk-Lan Fu ... Yoho's Assistant
Ging Man Fung ... Gang Boss
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Staff Member at Illegal Horse-Betting Centre
Kong Hon Kong Hon ... Police Officer in Bar
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A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the investigator crosses paths with a femme fatale and silly gangsters. Written by Oliver Chu

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

23 July 1981 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Followed by All the Wrong Spies (1983) See more »

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Early Tsui Hark Winner
19 August 2010 | by rcoates-661-22249See all my reviews

A hundred and eighty degrees from Tsui Hark's film of the previous year, the grimly realistic and uncompromisingly violent Don't Play with Fire, 1981's All the Wrong Clues is a cartoonish comedy-mystery-thriller set in the 1930s.

Starring Hong Kong singing stars George Lam and Teddy Robin Kwan as childhood buddies and rivals who have become, respectively, a police inspector and a private eye, the story follows their alternately bumbling and ingenious adventures in relation to a convoluted con game involving a big time gangster played by Karl Maka. Along the way there are slapstick shootouts, romantic foolishness, and twists to maintain interest. (Also, watch for the ubiquitous Hong Kong heavy Bolo Yeung as a thug in a barroom brawl.)

Ultimately frivolous, but fun and stylish enough to be worthwhile.


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