Identical twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic, and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood, they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.
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Story of a cop who forsakes his dreams of sailing around the world so that he can care for his mentally disabled brother. Innocently caught up in a gangland fight, the brother is kidnapped ... See full summary »
On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts.Written by
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The Miramax US version features new English dubbing, music, and is cut by approximately 15 minutes from the original Hong Kong release. Missing scenes include, but not limited to the following:
Tyson decides to call Barbara before he and Boomer leave for the mainland. Boomer remarks that Tyson doesn't have her number but this doesn't bother him as he produces a phone book.
In the hospital scene, the henchmen bring in a "healer" to try and cure their boss. The healer only succeeds in creating chaos and fed up, the doctor (Lau-Kar Leung in a hilarious cameo) "thunder-punches" him into a wall.
During the scene where John is showing Barbara how to play the piano, she has a dream sequence where she is singing a Cantopop song to a receptive audience.
Rocky mistakes John for Boomer and begs him to take him on as his student. Trying to get rid of him, John tells Rocky to go "buy a piano" to "stengthen his fingers".
I liked this film, yet it's quite different than other Chan movies. There are only 2 major, martial arts fights in the film (one at the beginning, and one at the end), but there are many explosions, stunts, chases, gunfights, and other things, that make up for the lost martial arts. Chan does a great job, and is hilarious as always, as he plays double roles. I loved the bath scene the best ("How did you get your clothes off so fast?"). Even though there are some stupid gags, some pretty bad special effects, and worst of all: no bloopers, this is overall an OK film, and is worth seeing.
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