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Miracles: The Canton Godfather (1989)

Kei zik (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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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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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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Trivia

Filming took place from December 1988 to March 1989. See more »

Goofs

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

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) See more »

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MIRACLES emerges as an all-around achievement for Chan, both as its director and the actor
1 May 2020 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

"Attributed his stroke of luck to the rose he has bought from the kindhearted flower vendor Madam Kao (Kuei), Kuo gets into a habit of buying a rose from her every day to keep his luck streak, meantime, after winning the respect from his henchmen, save the treacherous Fei (Lo Lieh), who holds the grudge that he should take his place, and aided by his right-hand man Uncle Hoi (Wu), Kuo decides to go straight by transforming their illicit business into managing a legal nightclub, headlined by the show-stopping chanteuse Yang (Mui), with whom he becomes romantically linked."

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

15 June 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracles: The Canton Godfather See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

HKD64,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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