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February 5, 2014
Quite good action and also some romance in the movie. The ending is another of those typical abrupt type. Macau 1954, Sammo Hung lead his group of pedicab drivers (Max Mok, Lowell Lo, Mang Hoi) to negotiate with coolies. They all end upfighting and there's one scene 2 guys use the fluorescent light as light sabre. The old baker Sun Yueh is aiming Nina Li. Other girls play a prank on Sammo and he thought Nina is culprit. Sun defend her and Maria Cordero come to salvage the situation. Max Mok accidentally knock Fennie Yuen and likes her. She go temple and is told she will be lucky in love. Max buy her a new pair of shoe as compensate. John Shum is a gangster. Dick Wei bring his girlfriend who is a prostitute away. He hunt them, Billy Chow fight Dick and he died. John saw Nina and wanna touch her. Sammo save her. They chase them with car and they crash into a gambling den. Her money drop on the floor and the thugs don't let her take. The den boss Lau Kar-Leung fight Sammo and he lose. Lau let them go because he admire his kung fu and even give him some money. Nina go to Sammo room to rub ointment on his bruises. Sun comes in and she hide in his blanket. Sun ask Sammo not to fight over Nina with him and keep insulting him. Sammo lift up the blanket and Sun saw Nina. They are together. Max and Fennie also together. The buddies want the duo to intro their girlfriend. Lowell go to brothel and Fennie is a prostitute. When they meet, Lowell reveal out. Max is very angry and sad. Nina says maybe she is force to do so. Max find her but she know she's not worthy. The bros carry Max to her and bluff he suicide for her. They ask her if he is alive, will she marry him. She say she will and Max stop acting. They sell their pedicab to give Fennie settle her debt with John. He is not happy his whore is freed. Max and Fennie get married. The baddies crash the house. Lowell manage to escape. Sammo bought a jade bracelet for Nina and Lowell came to tell him. Mang wife tells him not to interfere but he couldn't and they were hurt. Max and Fennie is badly hurt and died. Mang join Sammo to avenge. His wife tell Mang not to worry. Sammo fight many thugs and nearly defeated by Billy. Mang is hold hostage. John father beat the thug and Mang push him down. John try to kill his own father and he got push down. Sammo kill John. Nina, Lowell and Sun come to help but all is over. The jade bracelet is broken to bits.
July 26, 2013
Pedicab Driver directed and c-starring Sammo Hung, Nina Li Chi and Eric Tsang in cameo role

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!
½ November 19, 2012
Fantastic piece of Hong Kong genre cinema.
March 7, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

(1989) Pedicab Driver
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
ACTION/ COMEDY

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
½ March 3, 2012
This one had a reputation as Sammo Hung's best film and I'd been wanting to see it for about ten years. Finally got around to it, due mainly to its other reputation for being so hard to find. It lived up to the hype though and has some of the absolute best action and comedy from Hong Kong in the 80s. The legendary Lau Kar-leung has maybe the best cameo I've ever seen in an HK film as the boss of a gambling house who picks a fight with Sammo about 30 minutes in. The movie is of course quite uneven in its transition from comedy to drama, though it's quite typical of the style for such films and I would still name drop this as one of the best examples of an HK action-comedy I've ever seen.
August 4, 2011
One of Sammo Hung's best movies and considered by many to be his masterpiece, it starts out as a comedy, moves into romance before entering heroic bloodshed territory by the time the end credits roll. The plot could have been made tighter but it doesn't matter when you've got a good balance of humour and drama including a funny nod to Star Wars when Sammo has a flourescent light tube fight. However, the mood changes dramatically to the dark side in the 2nd half as Sammo is out for revenge when his friend and his new bride are slaughtered. The fight choreography throughout the movie are outstanding. Even though Sammo may never leave the shadow of his countryman Jackie Chan, he is definitely just as inventive and nimble for a large man in his fights. The fast and furious stick fight between Sammo and Lau Kar Leung is a model of dazzling choreography and sharp, superb direction, and easily one of the best ever of its type.


A seemless and utterly compelling blend of first-class martial arts comedy and truly breathtaking violence, "Pedicab Driver" showcases the master of Hong Kong action at his awesome, bloody best.
August 4, 2011
One of Sammo Hung's best movies and considered by many to be his masterpiece, it starts out as a comedy, moves into romance before entering heroic bloodshed territory by the time the end credits roll. The plot could have been made tighter but it doesn't matter when you've got a good balance of humour and drama including a funny nod to Star Wars when Sammo has a flourescent light tube fight. However, the mood changes dramatically to the dark side in the 2nd half as Sammo is out for revenge when his friend and his new bride are slaughtered. The fight choreography throughout the movie are outstanding. Even though Sammo may never leave the shadow of his countryman Jackie Chan, he is definitely just as inventive and nimble for a large man in his fights. The fast and furious stick fight between Sammo and Lau Kar Leung is a model of dazzling choreography and sharp, superb direction, and easily one of the best ever of its type.


A seemless and utterly compelling blend of first-class martial arts comedy and truly breathtaking violence, "Pedicab Driver" showcases the master of Hong Kong action at his awesome, bloody best.
½ December 31, 2010
Sammo Hung at his best. He goes up against Lau Kar Leung and Billy Chow. Sammo kicks ass!
July 16, 2009
As much as I love Jackie Chan's films, and as much as I realize that Bruce Lee is probably the greatest martial arts star ever, my heart pretty much belongs to everybody's favorite portly kicker Sammo. And Pedicab Driver is his finest work, my favorite martial arts film ever, and one of my favorite movies ever.

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.

Just wonderful.
DragonEyeMorrison
Super Reviewer
½ May 1, 2009
While Sammo's Benny Hill-esque humour is a bit dated, and the change of pacing halfway in the film feels a off, this is pure old school HK magic. Sammo deserves all the credit for directing some of the most kick ass fight sequences in HK history. Couple that with the most rotten villian i have seen in a while and you have yourself a winner.
½ March 8, 2009
If you can bare the drama (aka very boring story), the stunts are great. Some of Sammo's best.
½ February 4, 2009
Sammo is part of a group of rickshaw drivers in 40's Macao. He competes with an over-the-hill baker for the affection of his pretty assistant. This is coupled with another romance between another driver and a girl he accidentally runs over, whose dark secret eventually serves to drive forward the narrative. Always the consummate cinephile, Sammo stages the opening fight scene between two rival rickshaw companies with several ingenious references to Star Wars and the Three Stooges. In addition Sammo displays some incredible moves for someone of his size. Along with Eastern Condors, this film has many impressive action scenes such as beautifully choreographed fight between Sammo and the master Lau Kar Leung, who makes a memorable cameo appearance. Another incredible scene has Sammo running away from the bad guys with his girlfriend in the rickshaw, which makes a highly unusual car chase scene, a staple of Sammo Hung film (an HK action films in general). Later the film changes sharply in tone from a romantic comedy into a brutal tragedy, and it's a credit to Sammo's directorial skills that he pulls it off with aplomb. Worthy of mentioning is the performance of Sammo regular John Sham, who plays argubly the most absurdly evil and slimy villain ever.
½ December 23, 2008
Sammo Hung's crowning achievement- he directs and stars in one of the most violent, brutal movies ever. Like all of Sammo's directorial efforts, it plays out like an episode from the first season of Night Court- very bi-polar. The tone can shift from absolutely dumb slapstick comedy to serious drama, back again, and then goes to unnerving violence and bloodshed. That being said, this is what Sammo Hung is all about. Compare this to Jackie Chan's 'Miracle', which came out the same year, and it's easy to tell who comes out on top.A must for fans of 80s HK action.
½ December 22, 2008
Sammo Hung's crowning achievement- he directs and stars in one of the most violent, brutal movies ever. Like all of Sammo's directorial efforts, it plays out like an episode from the first season of Night Court- very bi-polar. The tone can shift from absolutely dumb slapstick comedy to serious drama, back again, and then goes to unnerving violence and bloodshed. That being said, this is what Sammo Hung is all about. Compare this to Jackie Chan's 'Miracle', which came out the same year, and it's easy to tell who comes out on top.A must for fans of 80s HK action.
October 26, 2008
A sensational fun action flick with a cascade of slapstick comedy (one scene inparticular took the fun out of star wars).
½ October 6, 2008
One of Sammo's best. A must see for the fight between Sammo and Lau Kar-Leung. This movie seems more bipolar than even most other HK films with its constant switching between action, comedy, and melodrama.
½ May 27, 2008
Comedie, drame, action, kung fu... Voici les principaux ingredients de ce curieux film au gras heros super baleze en kung fu... Des passages tres droles, d'autres plus tristes, le tout enrobe de scenes de combat vraiment impressionnantes !
May 11, 2008
Pretty lame story but the fights are just plain awesome.
½ January 6, 2008
Sammo Hung in his top form.... excellent fight scenes..
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