Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
|Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars|
American film poster for Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
|Mandarin||Xià Rì Fú Xīng|
|Cantonese||Ha6 Jat6 Fuk1 Sing1|
|Directed by||Sammo Hung|
|Produced by||Raymond Chow
|Written by||Barry Huigh
|Music by||Anders Nelsson|
|Edited by||Peter Cheung|
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars (Chinese: 夏日福星) is a 1985 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 15 August 1985.
The film was released under several different titles in other regions, including:
- "Winners & Sinners 3: Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars" (Europe)
- "My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars"
- "Seven Lucky Stars" (Japan)
- "The Target"
- "PowerMan 2"
The film is notable for a fight scene featuring Andy Lau, alongside Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. It also features Michelle Yeoh's first on-screen fight scene, as a Judo instructor teaching the Lucky Stars.
The Five Lucky Stars, one of them being replaced by a younger brother, are assigned by the police to allow an actress to live with them. The actress has information on a crime syndicate and assassins are sent after her. Ricky (Yuen Biao) and Swordflower are to stay at the actress’s home undercover to capture the assassins. Throughout the course of the movie, the Stars chase the attractive woman around the house, though their efforts are largely unsuccessful. At the climax, the three assassins eventually end up at a recreation building to take down Swordflower (mistaking her to be their target), but coincidentely Kidstuff (Sammo Hung) and his friends are there and they recognize one of them, with help from the actress. Muscle (Jackie Chan) and Ricky arrive in the nick of time and a showdown takes place, eventually ending with the protagonists victorious. The police and a large ensemble of Chinese actors arrive to congratulate them.
The film sees the return of John Shum. In Winners And Sinners, Shum had played one of the Five Lucky Stars, "Curly". However, he was absent from the second film, My Lucky Stars, due to his commitments as a political activist and was ostensibly replaced by Eric Tsang. Tsang retains his role as "Roundhead" in this film, whereas Shum plays a supporting role as an actor working and living alongside Rosamund Kwan's character.
- Sammo Hung - "Eric" / "Kidstuff" / "Fastbuck" / "Chi Koo-choi"
- Michael Miu - "Pagoda" / "Ginseng"
- Richard Ng - "Sandy" / "Dee"
- Eric Tsang - "Roundhead" / "Blockhead" / "Buddha Fruit" / "Lo Han-kuo"
- Stanley Fung - "Rawhide" / "Rhino Skin" / "Pee"
- Jackie Chan - "Muscles"
- Yuen Biao - "Ricky Fung"
- Sibelle Hu - "Chief Inspector Barbara Woo" / "Swordflower"
- Charlie Chin - "Herb" / "Herbert" (also Warehouse Thug stand-in)
- Rosamund Kwan - "Wang Yi-ching" / "Chi-chi Wang"
- John Shum - "Landlord Wormgrass" / "Johnny"
- Andy Lau - Policeman / Associate of Muscles
- Michelle Yeoh - Judo instructor
- Chung Fat - Assassin with moustache
- Richard Norton - Caucasian assassin
- Anthony Chan - Lotta / Larry
- Jaime Chik - "May" ('Amy' in subtitles)
- Cho Tat Wah - "Walter Tsao"
- Riki Hashimoto - Japanese Fighter
- Philip Ko - Warehouse Thug
- Yasuaki Kurata - Japanese assassin
- Billy Lau - Play director
- Cheung Ging-boh - Thai Boss
- James Tien - Boss Lau Yan-foo
- Tai San - Boss Lau's impersonator
- Lee Hoi-san - Boss Lau's Driver
- Lau Kar-wing - Warehouse Thug
- Chow Kam-kong - Wareouse Thug
- Benny Lai - Warehouse Thug
- Danny Chow - Warehouse Thug
- Lau Chau-sang - Warehouse Thug killed by cop
- Lee Chi-kit - Warehouse Thug
- Wan Faat - Warehouse Thug
- Sammy Fan - Warehouse Thug
- Phillip Ko - Warehouse Thug
- Ho Chi-wai - Warehouse Thug
- Ha Kwok-wing - Warehouse Thug
- Chu Tau - Warehouse Thug
- Pang Yun-cheung - Warehouse Thug / Thai Assassin
- Paul Wong - Warehouse Thug
- Chin Kar-lok - Warehouse Thug / Assassin
- Yuen Miu - Warehouse Thug / Thai Assassin
- Dick Wei - Warehouse Thug
- Ying Lung - Warehouse Thug
- Siu Tak-foo - Warehouse Thug
- Huang Ha - Warehouse Thug
- Ho Chi-wai - Warehouse Thug
- Kara Hui - Thailand Tour girl
- Season Ma - Thailand Tour girl
- Sandra Ng - Thailand Tour girl
- Ha Ping Ng - Thailand Tour girl
- Melvin Wong - Melvin Ma
- Wu Ma - Magic Expert
- Fruit Chan - Fruit Seller
- Jason Pai - Warehouse Cop
- Hak Chai - Policeman
- Wong Jing - Person at the end
- Moon Lee - Person at the end
- George Lam - Person at the end
- Mang Hoi - Person at the end
- David Chiang - Person at the end
- Pauline Wong - Person at the end
- Chin Siu Ho - Person at the end
- Philip Chan - Person at the end
- Deannie Yip - Person at the end
- Natalis Chan - Person at the end
- Austin Wai - Person at the end
- Bryan Leung - Person at the end
- Alfred Cheung - Person at the end
- Winnie Chin - Person at the end
- Tai Bo - Person at the end
- Peter Yang - Person at the end
- Kenny Ho - Person at the end
- David Lam - Person at the end
- Cher Yeung - Person at the end
- Tina Lau - Person at the end
- Chris Li - extra
- Liu Hok-ming - extra
The film grossed HK $28,911,851 at the Hong Kong box office.
- Jackie Chan filmography
- Andy Lau filmography
- List of Hong Kong films of 1985
- List of Hong Kong films
- Sammo Hung filmography
- Yuen Biao filmography
- Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars at the Internet Movie Database
- Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars at AllMovie