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Mad Mission (1982)

Jui gaai paak dong (original title)
A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to ... See full summary »


Eric Tsang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Hui ... King Kong
Karl Maka ... Albert Au (as Carl Mak)
Sylvia Chang ... Supt. Nancy Ho
Dean Shek ... Gigolo Joe
Carroll Gordon Carroll Gordon ... Marge (as Ku Ka-Lou)
Robert Houston Robert Houston ... White Glove
Kwok-Choi Hon ... Squealie
Biu Gam ... Szeto (as Piao Chin)
Man-yee Lau Man-yee Lau ... Mary
Yuen-Yee Ng ... Rose
Wan-On Shing Wan-On Shing ... Cheong
Andrew Miller Andrew Miller ... Antonio
Jimmy Shaw ... Monterosso
Kai-Keung Sze ... Laurel (as Gai-Keung Si)
San Tai San Tai ... White Glove's Thug


A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down a rare set of stolen luscious diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves." The two unlikely duo are supervised by Supt. Nancy Ho, a masculine, fiery-tempered policewoman. Written by Oliver Chu

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King Kong is woken out of his sleep by a phone call in which he uses his radio-controlled transmitter to bring his phone, mounted to a radio-controlled car, towards him.

The car, being nitro powered, cannot start on its own power as it needs to be started up with a starter motor mounted to it's flywheel. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto me
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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One of my favorite Comedies
11 July 2001 | by Highice007See all my reviews

Famous Jewel Thief King Kong (Sam Hui) steals $30,000,000.00 in diamonds from the mob, who have mistaken him for another famous jewel thief "White Gloves". Now White Gloves must go to Hong Kong to find the diamonds and clear his name or the mob will kill him. Hearing that White Gloves is in town the Hong Kong Police hire a chinese american detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka) (A spoof on Kojak) to find and capture White Gloves. Police Supervisor Nancy Ho(Sylvia Chang) is partnered with Baldy to catch White Gloves. Soon the two learn that King Kong is the one responsible for the heist and in exchange for the police dropping charges against him, he agrees to turn over the diamonds and help Baldy arrest White Gloves for crimes commited in the USA. This is a James Bond-ish style film with a lot of action and a lot of slapstick. The "Aces Go Places" music video is well placed in the middle of the film sung by Sam Hui himself. The movie spawned 5 sequels Aces Go Places 2, AGP 3: Our Man From Bond Street, ACE 4, ACE 5: The Terncotta Hit, and Aces Go Places 97, although ACE 97 is a sequel in name only, sort of what Halloween 3 is to that series.

One of the best comedies in history **********

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16 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Mad Mission: Diamondfinger See more »

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