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Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Xia ri fu xing (original title)
5 HK cops (4 horny males) on vacation in Pattaya, Thailand, are told to contact an informant there but he gets murdered. They return to Hong Kong to contact his girlfriend and protect her. 3 other colleagues are busy fighting criminals.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Writers:

Barry Haigh (as Barry Huigh), Kin Lo (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Kidstuff / Fastbuck
Richard Ng ... Sandy
Eric Tsang ... Roundhead / Blockhead
Kiu Wai Miu ... Pagoda
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Rawhide (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Sibelle Hu ... Swordflower / Chief Insp. Barbara Wu
John Sham ... Wormgrass / Johnny
Rosamund Kwan ... Wang Yi-Ching
Jackie Chan ... Muscles
Biao Yuen ... Ricky Fung
Fat Chung ... Moustached Assassin
Yasuaki Kurata ... Japanese Assassin
Richard Norton ... Caucasian Assassin
Andy Lau ... Associate of Muscles
Wu Ma ... Magic Expert
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Storyline

A police informant sent a letter containing sensitive information on an illegal drug operation to his friend, Yi-Ching. While on vacation in Thailand, the informant is assassinated by the drug lord's henchmen and, to cover-up their operation, they attempt to eliminate Yi-Ching and double-agent Lau. Back in Hong Kong, police detectives Muscles and Ricky Fung are assigned to protect Lau and Inspector Barbara Woo is assigned to protect Yi-Ching. She takes her to the hideout of the "Five Lucky Stars" and also enlists their help in bringing down the drug operation. Written by Oliver Chu

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Despite this film being released nearly a year prior, this film uses a music cue originally composed for No Retreat No Surrender. At the end of the finale when Yuen Biao manages to stop Chung Fat's escape via elevator, a fast paced music cue kicks in. This is the same cue as the one at the end of the fight between Jean Claude Van Damme and Kurt McKinney in the original Seasonal Films export cut of No Retreat No Surrender. While that cut of NRNS does borrow some music from Hong Kong films (such as Project A), this specific music cue in question was confirmed to originally be composed by Frank Harris in 1985. It's most likely that, since frequent Sammo Hung collaborator Corey Yuen was in post production on NRNS at the time, Sammo may have seen Yuen's early cut of the film with this first music score and asked to use this cue. By the time NRNS received its American release in 1986, Harris' original music score was replaced for New World Pictures by Paul Gilreath, thus making the Harris cue seem like an original piece for Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars. See more »

Goofs

When Muscles drives away in a car, the whole filming crew is visible in the cars backdoor window. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ghost Punting (1992) See more »

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Great fighting,tedious comedy,a real mixed bag
22 May 2005 | by DrLeneraSee all my reviews

The third Lucky Star film is both the best and the worst. First of all,it has some absolutely superb action,including Jackie Chan,Yuen Biao and Andy Lau taking on loads of villains in a warehouse,Chan chasing and battling Richard Norton down some streets and Samo Hung battling a dagger wielding Japanese villain with tennis rackets. Hung's fight choreography is at it's best here,really pushing himself and his other stars to the limits.

Unfortunately this is the least funny of the films. Most of the time it just replays gags from the previous two films,and the 'five horny guys in the same house as a woman' schtick seems even more like sexual harassment and goes on for ever. The plot,although not really that important,was obviously cobbled together in a rush and makes no sense at all. Chan has slightly more footage than in the other two films but due to an injury done on another film he was shooting at the same time doesn';t feature much in the final action.

These Lucky Stars films are really odd. When they are good,as in most of the action,they are excellent. When they are bad,as in a great deal of the comedy which simply doesn't travel well,they really drag and one is tempted to just fast forward to the next fight scene. At least this one has a great cameo from Michelle Yeoh as a fight instructor and what seems like half of the Hong Kong stars of the time coming out of a lift at the end.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

15 August 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Pattaya, Thailand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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