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Podcast On Fire 226: No Risk, No Gain & Lucky Stars Go Places

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In this episode, No Risk No Gain (Casino Raiders The Sequel, but it isn’t one) pairs up Alan Tam with Andy Lau once again while Wong Jing takes a backseat and Taylor Wong takes his place as co-director. Uh oh. Also in the second half, the Lucky Stars gang…barely appears and we get another lecherous, silly bunch trying to fill 90 minutes of action-comedy. Cue the rape-jokes. And cue the hosts Kenny B and Eastern Film Fans head honcho Phil G.

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Aces Go Places (1982)

Plot: After a jewellery deal set up by the mafia is spoiled when a thief physically flies in steals the diamonds and escapes with ease. All that is left is a White Glove, which was left by the thief.

The police believe it to be a thief called ‘The White Glove’. So they call in a expert from America – Albert Au (Karl Maka) and team him up with a feisty cop, Inspector Ho (Sylvia Chiang). The mafia also believe it is this ‘White Glove’ who stole their diamonds, but after hunting him down in Venice he proves loyal to them and is forced to retrieve the diamonds…if he doesn’t he’ll be sleeping with the fishes, mafia style.

The real thieve was a local bugger – King Kong (Sam Hui), with the help of his partner – Gigolo Joe (Dean Shek). They escaped with ease and King Kong left the diamonds with Joe.

Joe’s hiding them and left two clues tattooed on two women. but now he’s trouble, one of the women he tattooed was the sister of the crazed triad ‘Mad Max’, who kills Joe before King Kong can find out the location of the diamonds. All Kong needs to do is see the tattoos on these women.

Before King can start his search Inspector Ho and half the Hong Kong Armed forces arrest him! Albert tries to reason with King to help them retrieve the diamonds, but King refuses. So the police let King go since they have no evidence against him, but Albert tricks King into a life or death situation leaving King with no option but to help Albert and Ho. In return for finding the diamonds for them, King doesn’t get charged! Read the rest of this entry »

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