Aces Go Places

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Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places.jpg
MandarinZuì Jiā Pāi Dǎng
CantoneseZeoi3 Gaai1 Paak3 Dong3
Directed byEric Tsang
Produced byKarl Maka
Dean Shek
Written byRaymond Wong
StarringSamuel Hui
Karl Maka
Sylvia Chang
Dean Shek
Music bySamuel Hui
Teddy Robin
CinematographyJoe Chan
Paul Yip
Manny Ho
Arthur Wong
Edited byTony Chow
Distributed byCinema City & Films Co.
Release date
16 January 1982 (1982-01-16)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$26,043,773

Aces Go Places, (Chinese: 最佳拍檔), also known in the United States as Diamondfinger or Mad Mission, is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang, and starring Samuel Hui and Karl Maka.

It is the first installment in the Aces Go Places film series.


A suave, smooth burglar named King Kong tries to make up for his thieving ways by teaming up with an Albert 'Baldy' Au, a bumbling Taishanese police detective from the United States. Both work together to try to find a set of stolen diamonds; the diamonds are also being tracked by a European criminal known as 'White Gloves'. The two heroes are supervised by Superintendent Nancy Ho, who has a temper.


  • Samuel Hui as King Kong
  • Karl Maka as Albert Au
  • Sylvia Chang as Supt. Nancy Ho
  • Dean Shek as Gigolo Joe (special guest appearance)
  • Tsui Hark as Ballerina Director (special guest appearance)
  • Carroll Gordon as Ding Dong
  • Chan Sing as Mad Max
  • Anna Ng as Rose
  • Lindzay Chan as Ballerina
  • Veronica Lau as Mary
  • Hon Kwok-choi as Squealie
  • Sze Kai-keung as Laurel
  • Cho Tat-wah as Uncle Wah
  • Kam Piu as Szeto
  • To Siu-ming as Tattoo artist
  • Robert Houston as White Gloves
  • Jimmy Shaw as Monterosso
  • Andrew Miller as Antonio
  • Glen Thompson as Governor at meeting
  • Fung Ging Man as Snr. police officer at meeting
  • Lee Pang-fei as Snr. police officer at meeting
  • Ng Yan-chi as Snr. police officer at meeting
  • Chik Ngai-hung as Rascal who gets fresh with Ho
  • Shing Wan-on as Cheong
  • Lai Kim-hung as Blubber mouth
  • Tai San as Glove's thug
  • Wong Chi-wai as Glove's thug attacking King Kong
  • Cheung Kwok-wah as Mad Max's thug
  • Chow Kam-kong as Mad Max's thug
  • Pang Yun-cheung as Mad Max's thug
  • Fung Yun-chuen as Diamond verifier
  • Cheng Siu-ping as Councillor Chan in taxi
  • Raymond Wong as Priest in taxi (cameo)
  • Yu Mo-lin as Burse
  • Ho Pak-kwong as Toilet Attendant
  • George Lam as Ambulance driver (cameo)
  • Man Ngai-tik as Snr. naval officer at meeting[1][2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
2nd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Karl Maka Won[3]
Best Actress Sylvia Chang Nominated
Best Original Film Score Teddy Robin Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: Aces Go Places (最佳拍檔)

Composer/Lyricist/Singer: Samuel Hui


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mad Mission (1982)". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Aces Go Places at". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ "1st Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards.

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