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橫財三千萬 (1987)
The Thirty Million Dollar Rush


Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 03/21/2006
Summary: a fun heist film...

fatty (eric tsang) works at the hong kong mint. one day, he realises that $30 million has passed through the shredder unscathed and is now sitting in storage, waiting to be incinerated after the weekend. fatty and his two friends, mark (mark cheng) and tomboy (angie leung), decide that they need professional help; they hang round the local jail, waiting for a criminal to be released, the first out is baldy (karl maka, who else?). the four then set out on a hap-hazard mission to get the money before the weekend finishes...

oh, i nearly forgot; they bump into sister maria (brigitte lin), a catholic nun, along the way and she tries to lead them away from wrong-doing...

karl maka writes, directs, stars in and produces a comedy caper that's a whole lot of fun, there's also some quite nice split screen sequences. eric tsang is great as always, mark cheung fills a space in the screen, angie leung is great as tomboy and it was good to see brigitte lin in a lighter role. there's a couple of cameos too; john woo pops up, as does wong jing.

good stuff...


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

When a mint worker notices that three bags of old paper moneyhave escaped destruction, his three pals join forces with Baldy (from Aces Go Places), a corrupt police chief and a kung-fu nun (played by Brigitte Lin) to retrieve it, but eventually it's a free-for-all. Another madcap farce from Cinema City (split-screens, chases, and everything), but aside from one or two stunts, this is very dull.

(1.5/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3