Qun long xi feng (Pedicab Driver) Reviews
It starts off as a light-hearted comedy, becomes a romantic drama, and ends in almost heroic bloodshed territory. And for the whole film Sammo is putting all that he loves about movies in between and it shows on the screen. And did I mention the fights? From an early barroom brawl between the pedicab and taxi workers, to a dizzying pole fight with Lau Kar-Leung(Maybe the best fight ever filmed) to a final knockdown drag out beatdown inside a gangster's mansion, Pedicab Driver delievers on that front in spades.
It's a classic of the genre, a hidden gem in Hong Kong films, and the best movie from one of the best dudes to ever emerge from Hong Kong films.
Sammo Hung is a pedicab driver who sleeps at a baker shop where he has fallen in love with charming dough kneading Nina Li - he has circle of loyal friends who are all happy-go-lucky souls - one of his young pedicab drivers falls in love with charming girl, it turns out she is actually sleeping with people to pay off her loans - until one of her client is friends of her lover - Sammo and entire gang sell some of their pedicabs to get her released from chains of loans and get them married - howeer, in the nick of time the owner of brothel sends his goons to terminate the two -
Filled with good fight scenes, and melting scenes; it's plot is solid enough to raise your curiosity till the very end. Few guffaws with romance wars between Sammo and old baker! Film maintains the rhythm of its story!
(1989) Pedicab Driver
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
Like most action vehicles made in Hong Kong during the 80's and 90's, the story and comedy routines only serve only as a backdrop to showcase Sammo Hung Kam Bo's hard hitting martial art skills which involves a Chinese kickboxing martial artist Billy Kwan playing a karate Japanese military soldier! In terms of action, this is very good but not Sammo's best!
3 out of 4