Wheels on Meals (2-Disc Platinum Edition) [DVD]
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Action comedy starring Jackie Chan. A pair of fast food workers (Chan and Yuen Biao) are forced to rely on their martial arts know-how when they meet up with a countess who is being kept from her inheritance by a gang of hoods. The two friends team up with a private investigator chum (Sammo Hung, who also directs) and set out to kick some villainous butt.
A truly international production, Wheels on Meals teams up Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao in a comedic-action-crime caper that includes what some consider one of the greatest fight scenes ever filmed. Directed by Hung, the movie takes place in Spain, marking the first Jackie Chan vehicle set in a non-Asian location. Chan and Biao play two lunch-truck restaurateurs who are trying to make a living selling egg rolls and hamburgers in the busy squares of Barcelona. Hung is a novice private investigator searching for a beautiful pickpocket named Sylvia (Lola Ferner) whose thieving teams her up with Chan and Yuen. Sylvia is kidnapped after she discovers she is actually a wealthy heiress, and that's when Chan, Yuen and Hung join forces to free her and kick some bad guys' butts. Wheels on Meals is light-hearted fun with stunts and action scenes (including skateboarding tricks and a scene in which Chan and Yuen face off against a motorbike gang) that simply reaffirm the stars' physical and comic talents. The celebrated fight scene is a match between Chan and international kickboxing champion Benny "the Jet" Urquidez. The intensity of their scenes together spurred rumours of a rivalry beyond the film. Whether or not this was true, the two paired up again four years later in Dragons Forever. As for the nonsensical title, one theory claims the film's distributor (Golden Harvest) had little success with films whose titles started with "m" so they simply switched the two words around. --Shannon Gee, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The movie was released in 1984 to deserved widespread critical acclaim and box-office success.
The theme of the movie is comedy and martial-arts action, both of these elements are impressively combined to produce pure entertainment.
The movie stars Jackie Chan, Summo Hung (Also the director of the movie) & Yuen Biao in lead roles. These three actors were the biggest stars in Hong Kong in the 80's and were referred to as the 'THREE BROTHERS'. The chemistry between the brothers is excellent, which they also proved when they starred together in 'PROJECT A' and 'DRAGONS FOREVER'. All three actors perform the comic and action scenes with natural flare and great skill.
Jackie Chan as usual is the numero uno entertainer in the movie with his natural charisma and fighting talent. This is easily one of Chan's greatest movies. Summo Hung is perfect in the comic scenes and impressive in the action scenes as well. You'll be surprised to see how physically flexible Hung is during fights since he is quite big in body size. Yuen Biao who is very underrated and always overlooked is equally as talented as Chan when it comes to martial arts or comedy. However, he has never reached his true potential. In the movie, he is a joy to watch especially when he fights against one of the villains played by Keith Vitali in the climax.
The show stealer of the movie is the beautifully chroeographed action scenes, which are naturally performed by the lead actors without the use of strings or computer generated imagery.Read more ›
A true classic!!!!
the music in the original was well naff but i grew to love it and all the comedy spanish/chinese accents have been changed to american/british ones. Maybe its just me but i got used to the terrible accents of everyone except Jackie, like Sammo with his very comical chinese accent which is now american...oh well its still a classic but should've been left as i remembered.
The storyline concerns the missing daughter of a Spanish nobleman and a former servant and unless both are found, her uncle will inherit. Naturally, the uncle has no intention of allowing her to cheat him of his inheritance and has sent various thugs to impede the search. Soon, these three mismatched allies are involved in a series of comic misunderstandings, chases, fights and kidnapping, leading to a spectacular show-down in a Spanish castle.
As usual, the three leads display a fine comic talent combined with spectacular martial arts skills.
The DVD is packed with many special features including a commentary by Bey Logan and interviews with many of the actors, including Sammo Hung.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent movie. Brings out a lot of nostalgic memories.
A good release too.
the reason i did not like is because of Chinese language with English subtitles. This was not mention while I did purchase it.Published 7 months ago by Bilal Uddin
Love this movie. Comic cheese and incredible action rolled into one movie.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
All im going to say is they dont make movies like this anymore..i havent laughed this much in ages haha!Published 14 months ago by Monir