A bunch of idiots, thugs, con-men, and fools gather to rob a train packed with rich people.


Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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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 Yuk-Wan Wong ... 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


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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Action | Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


While filming her fight scene with Sammo Kam-Bo Hung's character, Cynthia Rothrock kicked Hung's stunt double so hard in the side of his head that he bled from the ear. See more »


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 »

User Reviews

I'm confused
20 November 1999 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Maybe I don't know enough about HK cinema to get all the in jokes and references, or maybe I just didn't pay close enough attention, but I was thoroughly confused by this bizarre action comedy that seems to be set in an Old West town located in China. The cinematography is fine (particularly the train sequences) and the martial arts are predictably excellent. But the dubbing is atrocious (not too mention insulting) and the cast of character so vast I couldn't keep track of everyone. Sammo Hung is good, but he's used his comedic talent to much greater effect in other stuff like Wheels on Meals. Only for the HK hardcore.

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Release Date:

30 January 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Express See more »

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2.35 : 1
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