Monstervision 100% Weird presents
Wheels On Meals (1984)
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Wheels on Meals (1984)
Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao are two food vendors trying to make a living selling Chinese meals on the streets of Barcelona. Their acquaintance with a beautiful heiress (Lola Forner) soon brings them into contact with detective Samo Hung, assigned to investigate her recent disappearance. Together the trio vow to track down the evil count (Herb Edelman) who has kidnapped the heiress with plans to siphon her inheritance. Great stunt work and exciting martial arts action highlight this comic adventure which is a high point in Chan's career in the eighties. The climatic fight between Chan and Benny Urquidez, one of his most formidable opponents, is still considered a classic match. By the way, Urquidez, a kickboxer with a 58-0 record, was nearly fired for hitting his co-stars too hard during the filming of Wheels on Meals. Blame it on Method acting.
Wheels on Meals was nominated for Best Action Choreography in the 1984 Hong Kong Film Awards and we are pleased to present the world premiere of this newly remastered Jackie Chan classic.
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Wheels On Meals (1984), Rating: TV-14-LV, following MonsterVision on 3/4/2000
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