Carry On Pickpocket
|Carry On Pickpocket|
|Mandarin||Tǐ Fáng Xiǎo Shóu|
|Cantonese||Tai4 Fong4 Siu2 Sau2|
|Directed by||Sammo Hung|
|Written by||Barry Wong|
Peter Chan Lung
Always Good Films
Carry On Pickpocket is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Sammo Hung, whom also stars in it alongside Frankie Chan, Deanie Ip and Richard Ng. Hung, along with his stunt team, the Sammo Hung Stuntmen's Association, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying and Billy Chan served as action directors. For his performance in the film, Hung received the Best Actor award at the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards and shared it with Karl Maka for Aces Go Places.
Hung Tai-kong aka "Rice Pot" (Sammo Hung) and Chan Yin-tung aka "Chimney" (Frankie Chan) are two friends who work with their master Kam Ming (Lau Hak Suen) and his daughter Ann (Didi Pang) as a team of pickpockets. Rice Pot, Chimney and Ann later meet Inspector Ling Ah-nam (Deanie Ip), who is investigating a diamond robbery and later becomes Rice Pot's girlfriend. She tells Rice Pot that she has to leave for 2 to 3 months. He finds out that she lied to him, and later she explains to him and reveals that she is on an undercover mission. Ling asks the three of them to help her snatch a box of diamonds from Chow Ming-shing (Peter Chan Lung).
Later, troubled cop Ng Heung-kan (Richard Ng) runs into Rice Pot and Chimney. Finding out that they are pickpockets, Ng becomes desperate to arrest them.
After successfully getting the diamonds, Ling has them pretend to give Chow the diamonds in order to arrest Chow. However, the diamonds that Ling gives them are fake and the three of them become suspicious of Ling. Later, a big fight takes place on Chow's ship and a final fight with Rice Pot against one of Shing's henchmen (Dick Wei). Finally Rice Pot and Chimney kills Shing and his elite henchman.
Ling attempts to flee from Hong Kong with the real diamonds and the three of them find her in the airport. Rice Pot manages to snatch the diamonds from her, only to run into Ng, who is patrolling there and causes him to drop them.
In the end, there is an epilogue written in text for each character. Rice Pot, Chimney and Ann are charged with theft and murder. They are sentenced to 7, 5 and 3 years to prison respectively. Kam is charged with theft and receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 2 years. Ling is charged with impersonating a cop and cheating, and is sentenced to 10 years. Sergeant Ng is promoted to police inspector for discovering an international criminal group.
|Sammo Hung||Hung Tai-kong / Rice Pot|
|Frankie Chan||Chan Yin-tung / Chimney|
|Deanie Ip||Ling Ah-nam|
|Richard Ng||Sergeant Ng Heung-kan|
|Natalis Chan||Man who asks to dance with Ling (cameo)|
|Didi Pang||Ann Kam|
|Lau Hak-suen||Kam Ming / Teacher|
|Peter Chan Lung||Chow Ming-shing|
|Dick Wei||One of Chow's henchmen|
|Lau Chau-sang||One of Chow's henchmen|
|Cho Tat-wah||Glasses Cop|
|James Tien||Ng's superior|
|Wu Ma||Man taking photo at airport (cameo)|
|Yuen Biao||Man at bank (cameo)|
|Billy Chan||Disco Thug|
|2nd Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actor||Sammo Hung||Won|