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Qi ji (1989)

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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
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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Storyline

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 »

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Budget:

HKD 64,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jackie Chan's and Composer Siu-Tin Lai's last collaboration. 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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Version of Lady for a Day (1933) See more »

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Not Jackie Chan's best film, but still worth a watch
28 January 1999 | by rdeSee all my reviews

The first thing I noticed about this film is that it seems to star everyone who ever made a movie in Hong Kong; I seemed to spend the entire movie going 'oooh, it's Yuen Biao!' (or whoever). Plotwise, it's typical early Jackie Chan; frenetic action sequences punctuated by high farce. As in a lot of his early stuff, the farce can be a bit excruciating, but not so much that you'll feel obliged to hit fast-forward. The action sequences, while interesting, aren't as spectacular as in his later movies; the movie seems to try to be more of a plot-driven movie (and much as I love Jackie Chan, these aren't really his strong points). If for some bizarre reason you aren't yet a Jackie Chan fan, you'll probably want to check out Armor of God or Project A first. If I'm preaching to the converted, you'll find Oiji merrily passes an hour and a half, but it's by no means a masterpiece. It's got Anita Mui, though. She always makes a movie watchable.


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