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Wheels on Meals (1984)

Kuai can che (original title)
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 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:

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Details

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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Trivia

In Germany, this movie is known as part one of the "Powerman" trilogy, with Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985) being part two, and Heart of a Dragon (1985) being part three. My Lucky Stars (1985) ("Tokyo Powerman" in Germany) is not part of this imaginary series. Despite the fact that the movies share many of their main and supporting actors, as well as staff members, the characters and storylines are completely unrelated. See more »

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When the yellow Mitsubishi van makes a huge jump, the van is changed to another van (an older type). 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

Five separate audio versions of this movie exist.
  • Two Original Cantonese versions, mono and new remastered 5.1 mix.
  • The Mandarin version.
  • Two English versions: One produced by Golden Harvest with a new score composed by Keith Morrison, and one later produced by Fortune Star featuring the original music score by Tang Siu-lam. The Golden Harvest dub/re-score was also used for the Japanese theatrical cut of the film, titled "Spartan X". (The Golden Harvest dub actually contains the dubbed voices of the real three lead actors themselves: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Sammo Hung.)
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Heehee hee!
24 April 1999 | by LEE-47See all my reviews

I like this, more so than any other Chan+Sammo collaboration. Most of it is a bit weird, but the sense of humor, essential to all martial arts movies, is right there with the skills of Sammo and Jackie. Sweet and sour plum!


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