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Shanghai Express (1986)

Foo gwai lit che (original title)
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Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its ... See full summary »

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Ching Fong Tin
Biao Yuen ... Tsao Cheuk Kin
Olivia Cheng ... Siu Hung
Rosamund Kwan ... Chi
Kenny Bee ... Fook Loi
Eric Tsang ... Jook Bo
Richard Ng ... Han
Lydia Shum ... Han's Wife
Emily Chu ... Siu Bo
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ... Yu
Hoi-Lun Au Hoi-Lun Au ... Siu Chuy
Ching-Ying Lam ... Security Officer
Hoi Mang ... Security Officer (as Randy Mang)
Wu Ma ... Security Officer
Wah Yuen ... Security Officer
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Storyline

Multi-genre flick (western, martial arts, comedy, adventure, etc.) with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its municipal (and his personal) profits by sabotaging a train so the passengers all have to stop in his town and spend lots o' money! Throw in various subplots involving some Japanese swordsmen, some bungling bankrobbers (one of whom is the head of security), and a gang of no-goods who try to mess up the town. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts combat and some shootings | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 January 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bo Ho Film Company Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to filming, Cynthia Rothrock had torn a ligament in her knee and Richard Norton had developed a severe infection from cutting his leg on a plant. Both filmed their parts but can be seen respectively performing all their kicks with a single leg. See more »

Goofs

During the final big fight scene, one of the actors does a back flip off of a bar. Wires can be seen during a top view of the flip. See more »

Alternate Versions

Eurpoean prints of the film delete the following:
  • The second intro scene where Sammo verbally defends the hookers at the hotel from the angry "wives with banners". The scene was fairly important as it sets up the type of character Sammo was playing in the movie.
  • The scene in the final brawl where Sammo's "ladies" attack the bandits from the toilet stalls.
  • The scene featuring Corey Yuen's gangster character in a short battle with Kenny Bee's Marshall character.
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Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990) See more »

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A very funny martial arts action movie.
19 July 1999 | by iron monkeySee all my reviews

This movie was not only action packed but very funny. It has most of the famous Hong Kong action stars in it. If your familiar with this genre then you will recognize most of the stars like Samo Hung and more. The plot was kinda silly but the comedy and action sequences makes up for it and more. It is highly entertaining movie.


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