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Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989)

Qi ji (original title)
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A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.

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Jackie Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Chan ... 'Charlie' Cheng Wah Kuo
Anita Mui ... Luming Yang
Ah-Lei Gua ... Madam Kao (as Yah-Leh Gui)
Chun-Hsiung Ko ... Tiger (as Chun Hsiung Ko)
Wu Ma ... Uncle Hai
Bill Tung ... Tung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenny Bee ... Reporter #1
Anthony Carpio Anthony Carpio ... One of Tiger Lo's men
Anthony Chan ... Reporter #2
Ching-Wan Chan Ching-Wan Chan
Joanna Chan Joanna Chan
Kwok-Kuen Chan ... Chen Wah's Man
Sai-Tang Chan Sai-Tang Chan ... Rope Factory Worker
Tat-Kwong Chan ... Rope Factory Worker
Wai-Yue Chan Wai-Yue Chan ... Lady Rose's Friend
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Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. Jackie becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. Jackie and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old rose-seller when her daughter comes to visit, all this while battling a rival gang. Written by Ronald Strong <rs080455@pacbell.net>

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"Overwhelmingly wonderful", "Nothing short of miraculous...a must see" - The Hollywood Reporter


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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

15 June 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Canton and Lady Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

HKD64,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD) | (USA)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jackie Chan's autobiography, this movie took nine months to shoot and ended up costing over nine million U.S. dollars, a staggering amount for a Hong Kong movie at the time. The film bombed at the box-office and the studio, Golden Harvest, was not happy. So in an attempt to recoup some box-office, Chan made the globe trotting adventure Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991). See more »

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When tripped at his initiation, Gwok begins to fall on his left side but lands on his right in the next shot. See more »

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The international version is cut by 22 minutes from the original Hong Kong release. See more »

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Different, but great
7 December 2004 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

I recently picked up a full, subtitled copy of 'Miracles', and I must say that the original is better than the dubbed version I had previously seen, and that version was also around half an hour shorter than the original version. The dubbed version cut out some not-so-important scenes, but things still got confusing at times, and some very funny scenes which did not make into the dubbed version, and at least one of the fight scenes was significantly edited in the dubbed version.

'Miracles' a very different movie to most of Jackie's work. There is the trademark Jackie Chan action and slapstick, but fights and action sequences are not as frequent as they are in his other movies, as 'Miracles' is more about Jackie proving to critics that he can make a movie with extravagant sets and costumes, and complicated camera shots (Who can blame him? James Cameron did the same thing, but 'Miracles' is a both an enjoyable and a good movie, while 'Titanic' is neither).

The movie is funny, and the action (what action there is) is excellent, and even the acting is great.

9/10 A great movie. Check it out if you're a Jackie Chan fan, but make sure you get the full, subtitled movie (should be about two-hours).


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