The Master Strikes (1980)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Comedy

The Master Strikes (1980) Poster

Casanova stars as a bodyguard, entrusted with guarding a rare treasure. While ensuring its safety, he discovers it's been stolen. Two conmen find out about Casanova's connection to the ... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

29 November 2016 | ckormos1
| Two gamblers help a fighter regain his lost money but not his lost marbles
Casanova gets big money to deliver a small jade statue. He is awake all night, nervous. On the road he encounters two odd water buckets and I don't get it. He delivers the box unopened with the jade inside but it is now a rock despite never having been out of his hands. He loses his business for losing the jade.

Cut to a casino and two new guys and a girl and something about cheating. Casanova is in the casino, moping. The gambling guy explains how the jade was switched. They make a plan to get even and need new clothes. They go to a jewelry business to do their plan but find people killed and a hostage situation. The others want to take the old guy and make him reveal Liang's whereabouts. Our guys make off with him instead. They try to make a deal with him but a passerby kills him.

They meet Beggar Su and he becomes their master. Casanova has been crazy since his second scene. The two guys take him to a brothel to find Liang but he no longer recognizes his enemy.

Meg Lam Kin-Ming is in this movie. In Sammo Hung's "Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog" she played the unforgettable multi-handed chick. This is a martial arts comedy but two things I did not find funny were Casanova's "insanity" and the segment in the brothel.

Other reviewers have called this Casanova Wong's best but I disagree. The final fight is fabulous but overall I rate the movie just a bit above average for the year and genre.

My copy is a digital file. It is dual English and Chinese hard subtitled and widescreen with excellent resolution so I suspect the original source was a laser disk.

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Action | Comedy


Release Date:

20 March 1980

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Contribute to this page

Child Stars, Then and Now

Check out some of our favorite child stars, including Jennifer Love Hewitt and more.

See the entire gallery

True Crime Documentaries You Need to Watch

Whether you're a true-crime sleuth or just getting started, we have four documentaries from 2020 with unique takes on unraveling true crimes.

Watch the video

More To Explore

Search on