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Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street (1984)

Zui jia pai dang 3: Nu huang mi ling (original title)
A master thief is duped by lookalikes for James Bond and the Queen of England into stealing a valuable gem from a heavily guarded location then must help the police recover it.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Larry Dolgin (dialogue), Raymond Bak-Ming Wong (as Bak-Ming Wong)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Hui ... King Kong (as Samuel Hul)
Karl Maka ... Albert Au (as Cark Mak)
Sylvia Chang ... Supt. Nancy Ho
Jean Mersant Jean Mersant ... James Bond
Naomi Otsubo Naomi Otsubo ... Agent 701
Huguette Funfrock Huguette Funfrock ... Queen of England
Ricky Hui ... Puffer Fish
Tat-Wah Cho ... Hua
Toby Russell Toby Russell ... Father Christmas / CIA Agent
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... CIA Agent
Ging Man Fung ... Police Officer in Computer Room
Peng-Fei Li ... Police Offficer in Computer Room
Yan-Chi Ng Yan-Chi Ng ... Police Officer in Computer Room
Hark Tsui ... Police Officer in Computer Room
John Sham ... Police Chief
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Storyline

King Kong (Samuel Hui), while vacationing in Paris, is kidnapped by a British agent called James (Jean Mersant), who wants to recover one of the stolen crown jewels, the Star of Fortune, supposedly at the request of the Queen of England. The jewel is hidden at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters and Kong will have to steal the jewel without his partner-in-crime, Detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), knowing. When James' devious intentions are later revealed and Baldy and his wife, Supt. Nancy Ho (Sylvia Chang) discovered Kong's heist, Kong finds himself at a crossroad. Written by Oliver Chu

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Mission Part 3: Our Man from Bond Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Hong Kong) | (English)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As in Operation Kid Brother (1967), Neil Connery (Mr. Bond) parodies his elder brother Sean Connery's most famous role of James Bond, whom he played in six Eon films from Dr. No (1962) to Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as well as the non-Eon film Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »

Alternate Versions

English dubbed version has some footage cut and extra footage concerning Peter Graves character. See more »

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Followed by Mad Mission 4: You Never Die Twice (1986) See more »

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An acquirable taste
19 October 2008 | by suchenwiSee all my reviews

I watched the Mad Missions in order 1, 2, 3 (4 will be next). The first confused me so much that I stopped the viewing and restarted the next day. The second stunned me so much that I re-watched it the same evening. And now this one..

It is different, with another director, and a much higher budget, it appears. It is still silly, but seems to have grown up and dropped most of the boys' toys the first two featured.

But I also noticed how with experience one sees a film differently. Had I watched it without context, I might have thought, "that hairy-beardy police chief is very unconvincing". But what I thought was, "Hey, there's Tsui Hark again, the FBI loonie from #2". And soon to find out he's also the director of this piece. With experience, one starts to feel as part of the family of Sam Hul, Carl Maka, Sylvia Chang (why, I even was at their wedding) ...

Again there were cute details that made me laugh out loud. Consider a high security access system that plays Tic-Tac-Toe (and can be cheated with extra hardware). There's a glimpse of that old boy's humor again.

The German CinePlus DVD has the English soundtrack for which I'm very grateful (the German dub added excess silliness). And, if you care to spend another half-hour, a very rich set of cut scenes (some adding new content to the plot, some just out-takes). Silent (just with the title music), but ample proof how much hard work goes into making such a film - innumerable retries of the fight at the Seine, or just the scene in Bond Street which starts at street level and then pans up to a window.

I must say I have now acquired the Zuijia Paidang taste, and look forward for #4 now :)


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