Director Eric Tsang
Film series Lucky Stars
Country Hong Kong
Genre Action, Comedy
Producer Sammo Hung
Writer Anthony Chan (story)
|Release date 20 June 1986 (1986-06-20)|
Cast Sammo Hung (Eric / Kidstuff / Fastbuck / Tse Koo Choy), Andy Lau (Lambo), Alan Tam (Top Dog), Anthony Chan (Long Legs), Sylvia Chang (Quito), Billy Lau (Libbogen / Lib-Bogen)
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Lucky Stars Go Places (Chinese: 最佳福星), also known as The Luckiest Stars, is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang. It is the fourth film in the Lucky Stars series. It was an attempt to combine the original Lucky Stars troupe with the similar action comedy ensemble from the Aces Go Places series.
Lucky stars go places
The original trilogy of films, Winners and Sinners, My Lucky Stars and Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars were directed by and starred Sammo Hung. They featured appearances from Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao and blended comedy with kung fu action. In My Lucky Stars Go Places, Eric Tsang directed and whilst Hung produced, he only acted in a supporting role. This, combined with the absence of Chan and Yuen, meant the film contained significantly less kung fu action. Furthermore, the other members of the original Lucky Stars gang only have cameo roles in this film.
Kidstuff (Sammo Hung) has been asked by police superintendent Walter Tso (Cho Tat-wah) to investigate a case of international ammunition trade between two gangs. One of the gangs is the Japanese Yakuza in possession of stolen diamonds, and the other is a group of terrorists with a stockpile of ammunition. Whilst visiting the police station, Kidtuff meets Quito (Sylvia Chang), an old friend from when they were in the orphanage. As they embrace each other in a friendly hug, some passing police officers get the wrong idea and decide to tell her husband, Albert (Karl Maka). Albert refuses to listen to Quito and attempts to fight Kidstuff. Later, when Kidstuff and Quito decide to dine together, Albert secretly hides under their table.
Kidstuff goes to ask his old Lucky Stars gang for help (the returning Eric Tsang, Richard Ng and Stanley Fung, and newcomer Michael Miu). However, they refuse to help as they have embarked on a new crime spree, so Kidstuff is forced to find a new gang.
First he recruits Top Dog (Alan Tam), so called because of his affinity with (and ability to speak to) dogs. Second is Fat Cat (Kent Cheng), a lazy cop, who joins because Kidstuff throws money at him. Next is Lambo (Andy Lau) a martial arts expert and lady's man, followed by Long Legs (Anthony Chan) and Libbogen (Billy Lau), a pair of timid beat cops who flee in the face of danger. To complete the unlikely group, Yum Yum (Maria Tung) is assigned to teach the gang her skills of self-defence and disguise.
The film earned HK $23,109,809.00 at the Hong Kong box office.
ReferencesLucky Stars Go Places Wikipedia
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