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King Kong (Samuel Hui), while vacationing in Paris, is kidnapped by a British agent called James (Jean Mersant), who wants to recover one of the stolen crown jewels, the Star of Fortune, supposedly at the request of the Queen of England. The jewel is hidden at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters and Kong will have to steal the jewel without his partner-in-crime, Detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), knowing. When James' devious intentions are later revealed and Baldy and his wife, Supt. Nancy Ho (Sylvia Chang) discovered Kong's heist, Kong finds himself at a crossroad.Written by
The third entry in the "Mad Mission" / "Aces Go Places" series sets its sights on being a James Bond - flavored spy comedy, by including a British secret agent that looks like an 80's version of Sean Connery ("I think you know the number"), an Oddjob-like henchman complete with killer hat, and a Jaws-like henchman (minus the steel teeth) played by Richard Kiel himself! There are also international locations (Paris), submarines, daring heists, wild chases, multiple gadgets....and there, I think, lies the problem with this film: it relies too much on the gadgets and the gimmicks and not enough on the characters. Along with those people I mentioned above, Peter Graves from the "Mission: Impossible" series also appears, but all these names ultimately add little to the film beyond....well, name value. Much like in the second part of the series, a lot of things happen here not because they make sense or hang together, but because the people who made the film thought they would look cool (the chase scene with the "Mad Max 2" outcasts, for example). The second film somehow worked; this one falls curiously flat. (**)
PS: The actress who plays the bad-girl-turned-good is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.
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