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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 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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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Jackie Chan was injured during the shooting of this movie. This explains why he is, unusually, doubled quite extensively in some of his fight scenes and for some stunts. Originally, Jackie's fight with Richard Norton was supposed to be the final fight in the movie. Due to Jackie's injury, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung was swapped in to take over fighting duties with Richard. See more »

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

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Classic HK action/comedy, chock full of stars.
22 June 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Despite an outstanding cast and some brilliant fight scenes, Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, (the third in the 'Lucky Stars' series after Winners and Sinners and My Lucky Stars) can be a struggle to sit through at times, due to its heavy dose of poor slapstick humour and a rather incomprehensible plot (which is too daft to go into at length). However, if you can make it past the puerile comedy (face pulling, 3 Stooges-style routines, and endless attempts by the 'heroes' at ogling or fondling young women) and turn a blind eye to the forgettable story (cops v bad guys), there is plenty of other stuff to enjoy about this manic 80s Hong Kong classic.

Featuring martial arts superstars Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Baio and Andy Lau, Twinkle Twinkle's action scenes are amongst the best you'll see on film. An early fight, between good guys Chan, Baio and Lau, and a warehouse full of gangsters, showcases each star's incredible moves, with Baio in particular impressing with some mighty fine acrobatic kicks. Sammo Hung also gets to shine in a fantastic showdown against both an Aussie bad-guy (the formidable Richard Norton) and a sai wielding Japanese killer.

And even when the action lulled, and the 'comedy' was in full swing, the movie kept my attention thanks to the presence of several rather lovely ladies: pretty Sibelle Hu returns as Barbara Woo; the gorgeous Rosamund Kwan stars as lady-in-peril (and object of lust for the guys) Chi-Chi Wang; and even Michelle Yeoh pops up as a sexy Karate instructor.

Although not the best Hong Kong actioner of the 80s by a long shot (Sammo Hung's Eastern Condors gets my vote for that accolade), Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars is still, on the whole, very entertaining and well worth giving a go.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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