Mad Mission

1982

Action / Comedy

35
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 1,188

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Reviewed by Jack_Yan 6 / 10 / 10

The start of something...

Aces Go Places is—not that the credits will ever tell you—a remake of the Dick Emery film Get Charlie Tully. The storyline is identical, but the characters are distinctly Chinese. King Kong (Sam Hui) is a Simon Templar-like thief, known for pulling off a major jewel heist in Hong Kong. The Royal Hong Kong Police are stumped and decide to enlist overseas help from a shortlist which includes Inspector Clouseau—but realizing that actor Peter Sellers is now dead (an interesting use of in-jokes mixing reality with the film world), they turn to their next choice, American-based Albert Au (Karl Maka), the 'Bald Detective' (the literal translation of the series Kojak in Cantonese). Sylvia Chang plays a police superintendent who Au falls for. Apart from some changes to the story, and action sequences which arguably inspired Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and other film stars, it is Get Charlie Tully from there. Without revealing too much, the clues are identical; even certain gags. It doesn't mean to say this is a poor version of Get Charlie Tully. It has been cleverly changed to Chinese tastes, and the movie is still funny 18 years on. Arguably, the Hong Kong writers have created something even funnier than the Emery movie through a careful use of puns and metaphors. The pace and timing remain an odd, if hilarious, mixture of British and Chinese. It was, after all, successful enough for four more sequels through the 1980s, although after this outing, the Emery connection ended and Maka and company went for more - for want of a better term - originality.

Reviewed by OllieSuave-007 8 / 10 / 10

This movie is an Ace!

This Hong Kong action comedy film is titled Aces Go Places in Hong Kong and Mad Mission in the U.S. It is a story about an acrobat-skilled burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui), who ends up joining forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down stolen diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves." The plot is fast-paced and full of excitement and adventure in every corner, providing lots of entertainment and fun. The film's beginning is set in Venice, where we are introduced to the Gangster White-Gloves, reminding you of a James Bond-type atmosphere. It then leads to Hong Kong, where all the action take place - from King Kong and Albert Au trying to find clues to the whereabouts of the diamonds to them trying to allude the pursuing gangsters. Sam Hui and Karl Maka (in his thick Taishan-ese accent) make a hilarious duo and had great on-screen chemistry. And, Supt. Nancy Ho, a fiery-tempered policewoman played by Sylvia Chang, adds on the humor and fun to the story. Lastly, you get to see some of King Kong's toy gadgets, from machine kites to exploding miniature racecars! Overall, it's a must-see action comedy that remains a favorite of mine dating back to my childhood. Grade A

Reviewed by suchenwi 8 / 10 / 10

The saga begins

"Zuijia paidang" might be translated as "The best pairings", and if so, the first four films (this being the very first) can be interpreted, besides all the stealing, kicking, shooting and car-crashing going on, as an extended saga of three main persons in the following pairings: Nancy + Cody Sam + X (a different X adored but never consummated, in each of the 4) The rough but always again deep relationship of Nancy and Cody can be sketched as follows over the four films: #1: Getting to know, instinctive dislike, getting closer, sharing one pyjama #2: Wedding #3: Baby Junior is born (and joins his parents in weirdest adventures) #4: Junior is a pre-schooler now, his parents are separated, but in the end... Seen like this, it appears like a soap opera. It's of course a lot more, but I liked this continuing storyline quite much, as I watched all four films on one weekend. Altogether about 6 hours that I didn't regret. :^) One extended scene that I really enjoyed was the ballet gone wrong, and yet receiving so much applause by the audience.

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