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Kuai can che (1984)

Two Chinese friends, who operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia, who's been targeted by a ruthless gang.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Samo Hung)

Writers:

Edward Tang, Gwing-Gai Lee (as Johnny Lee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Thomas
Biao Yuen ... David
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Moby (as Samo Hung)
Benny Urquidez ... Mondale's Henchman
Keith Vitali ... Mondale's Henchman
Herb Edelman ... Matt
Lola Forner Lola Forner ... Sylvia
Susana Sentís Susana Sentís ... Gloria (as Susanna Sentis)
José Sancho ... Mondale (as Pepe Sancho)
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... The Butler (as Luis Palenzuela)
Josep Lluís Fonoll Josep Lluís Fonoll ... Dino (as J. Fonoll)
Amparo Moreno ... Susana
Montserrat Julió Montserrat Julió ... (as Monserrat Julió)
Luis Monte Luis Monte ... (as Lluis Monte)
Josep L. Dallester Josep L. Dallester ... (as Joseph L Dallester)
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Storyline

Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket. Action and humor abound in the streets of Barcelona, culminating with a battle in the castle hideout of the evil gang. Written by Shawn Honess <sbh@ncube.com>

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Not since Don Quixote has Spain had so much fun!


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A still image of Thomas (Jackie Chan), from this movie, was featured in the 1995 Super Famicom game "Hong Kong 97". See more »

Goofs

When the van gets a flat at the insane asylum the wheel being removed is a 5-nut one and when the camera cuts to the brakes it is showing 4 nuts. See more »

Quotes

Henchman eating meal in castle: Ok guys, stop playing now and come and have something to eat. Come on.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese laserdisc of the film, like most other Sammo Hung directed Jackie Chan films, features outtakes not shown on any other print of the film, including the original Hong Kong release. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Spartan X
Performed by Den Minamida
Music and Arrangement by Kirth Morrison
Words by Larry Johnston
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Live action Chinese version of "The Castle of Cagliostro"
11 September 2013 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This movie does drag a bit at certain points. Personally multiple times I just wanted it to just fast-forward to the next Jackie Chan action sequences. This one really does bring out Jackie's acrobatic skills. At some parts it's like watching the Chinese Three Stooges, and the trademark Jackie Chan humor works. This one is more story focused, not a great story but a watchable one. But sometimes just didn't seem to have enough action. The main highlight fight is the one with Jackie Chan vs. Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. It's one of Jackie's highlight fights in movie history for a reason. Sammo Hung is amusing as this kid detective guy, that is amateurish but persistent. His fight sequence with the fencing expert was a entertaining watch as well. The trio does a good job of bringing in that humor and tenacity on screen. When it comes to the plot it seemed like a live action Chinese version of "The Castle of Cagliostro". Except with kung-fu and stuff. Overall it's cool to see Jackie during his prime. Despite few dragged out parts and parts that are a bit rushed. This is still a fun movie with flashy but entertaining fight choreography.

7.3/10


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

17 August 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (original release)| DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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