Wheels On Meals – Jackie Chan [full movie]
Wheels On Meals
Wheels on Meals (快餐車, Mandarin: Kuàicān Chē, Cantonese: Fai2 Chan1 Tse1; also known as Powerman) is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Sammo Hung. Starring in the film are Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao. In some releases, the film was released under alternative titles including Spartan X, Weapon X, Los Supercamorristas, and Million Dollar Heiress. It was filmed in Barcelona, Spain.
Thomas (Jackie Chan) and David (Yuen Biao) are cousins who run a fast food van in Barcelona. The food is delivered by Thomas, who rushes around the square on a skateboard. After fending off a biker gang they continue business as normal.
They go and visit David’s father who is in a mental institution and bump into Sylvia who is the daughter of David’s father’s girl friend. Thomas encourages David to try to ask her out on a date and chickens out of this making the excuse she would have said no anyway.
Cut to the van serving food late at night where Thomas inadvertently bumps into Sylvia who is pretending to be a prostitute. But really Sylvia (Lola Forner) is a robber and she robs a man in a bed room and runs away to their fast food van. They figure out that Silvia is a pickpocket. She exploits David’s infatuation with her by asking to hide her in their van to avoid the police.
Both Thomas and David are enamoured by her. But after allowing her to stay in their apartment that night, they wake to find Sylvia and their money gone. The next day, they bump into Moby (Sammo Hung), a bumbling private investigator who is also tracking Sylvia. It is discovered that Sylvia is the heir to a sizeable inheritance that a criminal gang is trying to steal from her. When she is kidnapped, Thomas, David, and Moby team up to save her, infiltrating the villains’ castle and defeating them in a martial arts battle.
The three action star brothers, Chan, Yuen and Hung, are long-time friends and had been Peking Opera School colleagues in their youth. The release of Wheels on Meals came in the midst of their most prolific period working together as a trio. The three men had acted together on Chan’s Project A and the first of Hung’s original Lucky Stars trilogy, Winners and Sinners in 1983.
Wheels on Meals was released in 1984, and a year later they were reunited twice more for the Lucky Stars semi-sequels My Lucky Stars and Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars. This was something of a golden period for Hong Kong cinema-goers, as three of the nation’s most beloved action stars performed together on screen.
The film also features cameo appearances from fellow Lucky Stars Richard Ng and John Shum as mental patients in the hospital attended by the father of Yuen’s character.
Wheels on Meals was the first of two films which paired star Jackie Chan against former professional kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez (the other being the 1988 film Dragons Forever). Their fight in this film is typically regarded as one of the greatest on-screen martial arts fights ever performed. At one point in the final battle between the pair, a spin-kick performed by Urquidez is so quick that the resulting airflow extinguishes a row of candles. This is shown onscreen, with no cuts or trick photography. [wikipedia]