1980s Hong Kong action cinema drew upon new elements such as romance and burlesque. This fine example has heart-warming love stories, fun tricycle chases and spectacular fights. The sparring between Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-leung is particularly memorable.
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fascinating film from hung, perhaps his masterpiece, a dizzying mix of romantic melodrama, knockabout comedy, classicist martial arts, and heroic bloodshed vengeance, tied together by an incredible sense of place, an observant eye, and an undying love of movement as an expressive force. one of the great arguments for hk popular cinema as the essential force it was.