Gordon Liu as the Master Killer has taken a vow not to use his superior fighting abilities, but he is put to the test when he must transport a valuable map across dangerous territory. Features amazing fight scenes choreographed by the Lau Brothers.
Tag Archives: 1980s
By Hook or by Crook / Xian yu fan sheng (1980) Karl Maka, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Dean Shek, Ka-Sang Cheng, Action, Comedy
The portly but agile Hung nimbly evades the Hong Kong police as a benevolent burglar who gives his haul to charity. An amusing martial arts comedy about a Robin Hood-like hero named “FLOWER KID” who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Overview: “Flower Kid” was a Robin Hood-type hero who robbed the rich and gave to the poor.
White Lotus Trio / Huo bao xing dong (1989) Qiu Yuen, Chia-Hui Liu, Ka-Yan Leung, Chik Wai Chan, Action, Crime
Mr. Wong is a middleage chief chef in Tepanyaki Restaurant. He was brought to Hong Kong and brought up by his old grandfather. He was trainee in the kitchen of the restaurant’s washing dishes. But the boss’s daughter showed special favour on him and later they got married. Because of Michael’s humble background. Mrs. Wong always bully him as she thinks that her husband counts entirely on her rich family.
Une semaine de vacances / A Week’s Vacation (1980) Bertrand Tavernier, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald, Drama
In this film that wavers unsteadily between a comedy and a tragedy, Murtaza (Mujdat Gezen) is a deluded security guard whose fanatical reverence for “duty” verges on the psychotic. He is incapable of seeing himself for what he is – and as a consequence he is often the unwitting and unknowing brunt of jokes. His wife and daughters are painfully aware of his shortcomings, but they generally suffer in silence.
Danny Duggan’s rough-house business methods and lifestyle owe more to early influences than the CBI. But with the bottom falling out of the building game playing at gangster is only fun on the winning side.
Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.