Multi-genre flick with an all-star cast about a man who returns to his home town, buys everything in sight, and tries to improve its municipal (and his personal) profits by sabotaging a train so the passengers all have to stop in his town and spend lots of money.
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A year before he delivered what may be his masterpiece, the Vietnam-and-martial-arts spectacular "Eastern Condors," director/star Sammo Hung offered audiences a lighter affair with "Millionaire's Express." It's one part Western, one part kung fu flick, and several parts rollicking farce. The tone here skews much closer to the slapstick of the "Lucky Stars" series, but when the fighting erupts it is a sight to behold.
hung's 1986 action comedy is an often virtuosic piece of escalating farce, with a half dozen ludicrous subplots converging on a train robbery and a desert outpost. it all culminates in an extravagant action set-piece, but what makes hung so engaging a filmmaker is how he extends that moment to moment command of movement and rhythm throughout the entirety of his film. not his best, but peerless genre work nonetheless.