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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 »

Director:

Eric Tsang

Writer:

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

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 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
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 January 1982 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Mission: Diamondfinger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street (1984) See more »

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Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act IV - Scene 28, Allegro agitato - Molto me
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I'd rather watch Emery.
4 September 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Mad Mission, a stunt-filled Hong Kong action/comedy that proved so successful it spawned four sequels, stars Sam Hui as a daring thief who must join forces with a balding cop (Karl Maka) in an effort to retrieve a hidden cache of diamonds. But the only clues to the whereabouts of these gems are tattooed on the butt-cheeks of a couple of beautiful women...

With its basic plot lifted from the much more enjoyable Dick Emery film 'Ooh... You Are Awful', a naff score based on the James Bond theme, some dreadfully unsophisticated slapstick comedy, and a series of unexceptional stunt sequences, Eric Tsang's madcap movie left me cold. It seems that once again I totally fail to understand the Chinese sense of humour.

Perhaps part of the problem is with the version of the film that I watched: from reading the other comments here on IMDb, it would seem that I have seen a cut that has been edited for a Western audience. I guess that there is a slim chance that the original HK cut is superior, but to be honest, I'm not willing to waste any more time trying to find out.

Based on the version that I have seen, I give Mad Mission 4/10.


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