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I Love Maria (1988)

Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (original title)
The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria... See full summary »

Directors:

David Chung (as Chung Chi-Man), Hark Tsui (uncredited)

Writer:

Kai-Chi Yuen (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Sham ... Curly
Sally Yeh ... Maria, The Robot
Hark Tsui ... Whisky
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... T.Q. Zhuang (Guest star) (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Ching-Ying Lam ... B 12 (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Chan ... Curly's Boss
Teddy Chan Teddy Chan
Kwok-Chi Chiu Kwok-Chi Chiu
Wing Cho
Kong Chow
Paul Chun ... Police Captain
Yin Cheung Joh Yin Cheung Joh
To-Hoi Kong To-Hoi Kong
Ben Lam ... Saviour
Foo-Wai Lam
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Storyline

The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang's #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus a few injuries to her logic center, start causing Pioneer 2 to develop her own personality. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

10 March 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Roboforce See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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3 April 2003 | by lordzedd-1See all my reviews

Martial arts action with robots. It's like a live action anime from Hong Kong. Strong plot, strong story, cool robots.

ON A SCALE OF 1-10 (10 BEING BEST)

I GIVE "I LOVE MARIA"

9 1/2 STARS

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ SIDE)

1) COOL STORY (It never wavered)

2) COOL ROBOTS (Perfect designed)

3) LIKEABLE HUMAN CHARACTERS (The lead characters are very funny and likeable)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- SIDE)

1) NO DUBBED VERSION (It only has subtitles and that gets in the way of watching the story)


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