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Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit (1989)

Xin zui jia pai dang (original title)
Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers.

Director:

Chia-Liang Liu

Writer:

Kwok Chi Tsang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Hui ... King Kong
Karl Maka ... Albert Au 'Baldy'
Leslie Cheung ... Brother Thief
Nina Li Chi ... Sister Thief
Conan Lee ... Chinese Rambo
Chi Jan Ha ... Rambo's assistant
Yan Lu Yan Lu ... Lui Yin
Tat-Wah Cho ... Uncle Wah
Ellen Chan ... Ellen
Fennie Yuen ... Baldy's niece
Danny Lee ... Prisoner
Roy Cheung ... Murderer King
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... Woman in window
Brad Kerner Brad Kerner ... Caucasian Boss
Deborah Grant Deborah Grant ... Deborah
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King Kong (Samuel Hui) and Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka) were framed for robbery by brother and sister thieves (Leslie Cheung and Nina Li Chi), taking possession of a magnificent sword from antiquities smugglers. The smugglers attempt to hunt down Kong and Baldy, just as they were being pursued by the Hong Kong Police for their supposed "crime." Kong and Baldy managed to reprimand the brother/sister duo, but were all ultimately apprehended by the authorities and sent to a prison in China, putting their innocence and freedom in jeopardy. Written by Oliver Chu

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 January 1989 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Follows Mad Mission 4: You Never Die Twice (1986) See more »

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No more Aces.
27 December 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is the fourth and last sequel of the Aces go Places series, where King Kong (Samuel Hui) and Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka) were framed for robbery by brother and sister thieves (Leslie Cheung and Nina Li Chi) by taking possession of a sword from antiquities smugglers. Kong and Baldy managed to reprimand the brother/sister duo, but all were later apprehended by the authorities and sent to a prison in China.

This movie starts off pretty good with the daring heist by the brother and sister, but things get later meshed up with all the chaotic scenes of King King and Baldy trying to reprimand the thieves to the boring prison scenes in China. The movies relies a lot on slapstick silliness and forced action, leaving little room for suspense, though there are still some neat action scenes. Samuel Hui and Karl Maka seemed too over-the-top in their roles and Leslie Cheung and Nina Li Chi didn't have great chemistry. The absence of Sylvia Chang's Supt. Ho character was sorely missed. Overall, the weakest of the Aces go Places movies.

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