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Magic Crystal (1986)

Mo fei cui (original title)
Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with ... See full summary »

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Jing Wong

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Jing Wong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Andy Lo
Cynthia Rothrock ... Cindy Morgan
Pak-Cheung Chan ... Lau Ta
Man Cheung ... Winnie Shen
Bin Bin ... Pin-Pin
Jing Wong ... Pancho
Siu Chung Mok ... Interpol Agent
Phillip Ko ... Shen
Kien Shih ... Sergeant Shi
Richard Norton ... Karov
Wai Shum ... Triad Boss
Fat Chung ... Triad Boss' Thug
Hsin Nan Hung ... Triad Boss's Thug
Mo-Lin Yu
Wan-Si Wong ... Maureen Yu
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Storyline

Looking to cash in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's mega-hits E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hong Kong schlockmeister Wong Jing directs this yarn about Andy who, along with buddies Pin-pin and Pancho ventures to Greece to find his long lost friend Shen. They soon discover Shen is being tailed both by the KGB and by Interpol after discovering some rare gems in an archaeological dig. After a unkindly series of events, Andy winds up back in Hong Kong with the stones, which, it turns out, is not gems but rather an alien life form. Meanwhile Karov, an evil magician, is hell bent on getting his hands on the gem/alien no matter what. Written by Jonathan Crow

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

17 September 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jade Crystal See more »

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Movie Impact Limited See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cynthia Rothrock accidentally injured Richard Norton during the filming a fight scene involving weapons, resulting in a small scar on his forehead. See more »

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Featured in Cinema of Vengeance (1994) See more »

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Cynthia Rothrock did pretty good.
22 January 2006 | by Masta_RuthlessSee all my reviews

Magic Crystal is one of those family/action films that you can enjoy on a boring afternoon, not saying this film is bad or anything.

The story of the magic crystal is rather odd, but once you get into it, you'll start to understand (I hope). The cast in the movie is pretty good being played by a host of Asian movie stars.

Cynthia Rothrock is an interpol agent looking for the magic crystal, and Andy Lau is also some kind of special agent as well.His nephew finds the crystal in his bag, only to befriend it since it can talk to him using telepathy. The crystal has the power to project images and even brainwash you from a certain distance. Richard Norton is a greedy Russian looking to use the crystal for his own little pleasure.

Whom ever choreographed the fight scenes in this movie made Cynthia and Richard look awesome. From Richards' Tiger Fist all the way to Cynthias' Preying Mantis and Eagles'Claw the fighting was great.

Let's not forget Andy Lau, although his fight wasn't as intense as the others, he made due with what he was using, also making up for it in latter films.

In the end the Magic Crystal is a decent film to watch, my only gripes are the cheesy music that played over and over. Meaning it was the intro's theme, the fighting theme, and the ending theme. That was the only damn music playing!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Richards' poorly dubbed Russian accent was terrible. Cynthia made a joke about it in the film stating "Your English is almost as bad as your Chinese".

Anyway give it a peek, I found it to be entertaining.


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