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The Millionaires' 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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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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fight between Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Biao Yuen proved perilous to film. Hung kicked Yuen so hard in the chest that the latter was unable to draw breath, and required assistance from Kar Lok Chin to start breathing again. Chin - who doubled Yuen in key scenes - was injured when Hung flipped him over his head and he landed on the back of his neck. 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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Funny Eastern
10 April 2007 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

From start till end you will be entertained! Everything what is happening concerning the Millionaire's Express is a setup for the grand finale in the last twenty minutes! Somehow Sammo Hung managed to create a western in Chinese setting! Even one character seems to be a parody of Clint Eastwood! A lot is going on in the movie,but the real action picks up at the final! This movie is more a comedy! There a lot of jokes that are easy to understand because they are very visual! One example is a man who seems to be cheating on his wife! While on the train he visits his mistress by climbing on top of the train and without any problems he walks to the wagon where his mistress is! In the meanwhile a hoodlum has a lot of difficulties maintaining his balance while he is on top of the train! When the two encounter the adulterer greets him like he is taking a stroll while the hoodlum almost falls off the train! This is just so hilarious! And this just one of the very funny scenes this movie contains! Also I recognized a parody on Wong Fei Hung (A famous Chinese hero)! All the different characters have their objectives and will be put in very funny scenes which will come to a climax in the last twenty minutes! The action is more than wonderful! Yuen Baio and Jang Lee Hwang (korean martial artist famous for being the villain in "Drunken Master") steal the show! Not to say that all the others weren't great,but Yuen Baio and Jang Lee Hwang (one of the samurai) simply stand out! As they show some excellent moves and skill! There are some small sequences with Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton but they were too short for my taste! "Millionaire's express" delivers on humor and action! One of the best movies made by Sammo Hung!


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