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Mad Mission (1982)

Zui jia pai dang (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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This movie is an Ace!
22 December 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This Hong Kong action comedy film is titled Aces Go Places in Hong Kong and Mad Mission in the U.S. It is a story about an acrobat-skilled burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui), who ends up joining forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down stolen diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves."

The plot is fast-paced and full of excitement and adventure in every corner, providing lots of entertainment and fun. The film's beginning is set in Venice, where we are introduced to the Gangster White-Gloves, reminding you of a James Bond-type atmosphere. It then leads to Hong Kong, where all the action take place - from King Kong and Albert Au trying to find clues to the whereabouts of the diamonds to them trying to allude the pursuing gangsters.

Sam Hui and Karl Maka (in his thick Taishan-ese accent) make a hilarious duo and had great on-screen chemistry. And, Supt. Nancy Ho, a fiery-tempered policewoman played by Sylvia Chang, adds on the humor and fun to the story. Lastly, you get to see some of King Kong's toy gadgets, from machine kites to exploding miniature racecars!

Overall, it's a must-see action comedy that remains a favorite of mine dating back to my childhood.

Grade A


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