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Kuai can che (1984)

2 Chinese guys sell meals in Barcelona, Spain, from a van. They use Kung Fu when 5 bikers disturb the peace and again, with their private dick friend, when protecting the cute pickpocket Sylvia.

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!


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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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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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 Xia ri fu xing (1985) being part two, and Long de xin (1985) being part three. Fuk sing go jiu (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 »

Alternate Versions

Five separate audio versions of this movie exist.
  • Two Original Cantonese versions, mono and new remastered 5.1 mix.
  • The Mandarin version.
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Masterpiece
27 November 2005 | by mrphantasmSee all my reviews

If you have seen Rush Hour and its sequel and you were impressed you have to see this one. If you have seen "Martial Law", and you were impressed you have to see this. And also you will meet the other star of this group of Masters of the Martial Arts and Comedy Yuen Biao.

Jackie, Sammo and Yuen play a group of losers that get in trouble in Spain, the rest is a non-stopping adventure full of incredible fights, laughs and healthy fun. Wheel on Meals is probably the ultimate mix of Kung Fu, Acrobatics and Funny Gags spawned by the admired Sammo Hung, he's got an incredible eye for action, that's why he's one of the best directors alive.

Jackie leading here is at his best along with his partners Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, they fight with an incredible physical ability, and not casually among the many thugs they kick are some real champs like Benny Urquidez or Keith Vitali. In the closing credit don't miss the bloopers, watching the bloopers the admiration we feel for the great Jackie increases. But Jackie not only uses his legs and fists to make you laugh he puts some funny faces that could make people fall off their seats laughing. The good thing in the movie is that there's enough of Sammo, Jackie and Yuen, every Fighter has their memorable moments on-screen. "Kwai tsan tseh" is a Masterpiece of humorous action.


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