A truly international production, Wheels on Meals teams up Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao in a comedic-action-crime caper that includes what some consider one of the greatest fight scenes ever filmed. Directed by H... more »ung, the movie takes place in Spain, marking the first Jackie Chan vehicle set in a non-Asian location. Chan and Biao play two lunch-truck restaurateurs who are trying to make a living selling egg rolls and hamburgers in the busy squares of Barcelona. Hung is a novice private investigator searching for a beautiful pickpocket named Sylvia (Lola Ferner) whose thieving teams her up with Chan and Yuen. Sylvia is kidnapped after she discovers she is actually a wealthy heiress, and that's when Chan, Yuen, and Hung join forces to free her and kick some bad guys' butts. Wheels on Meals is lighthearted fun with stunts and action scenes (including skateboarding tricks and a scene in which Chan and Yuen face off against a motorbike gang) that simply reaffirm the stars' physical and comic talents. The celebrated fight scene is a matchup between Chan and international kickboxing champion Benny "the Jet" Urquidez. The intensity of their scenes together spurred rumors of a rivalry beyond the film. Whether or not this was true, the two paired up again four years later in Dragons Forever. As for the nonsensical title, one theory claims the film's distributor (Golden Harvest) had little success with films whose titles started with "m" so they simply switched the two words around. The DVD boasts subtitles in eight different languages but does not include the "blooper" outtakes that frequently accompany Chan's films. --Shannon Gee« less
"One of Jackie Chan's all time best movies, and for good reason. What made Jackie Chan was seamless action, charm, and wit. This movie has more of each than anything else out there. It has some of the best fight scenes of Jackie Chan, Benny Urquidez, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao's careers (including the fight between Chan and Urquidez, arguably the best fight scene ever filmed)! It's also one of the funniest and most charming of all the movies Chan and friends have done. The memorable characters are what have defined Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao as actors! Somewhat of an obscure movie that didn't get the credit it deserved in the United States, this movie is a must see for anyone even remotely likes Jackie Chan movies. Also look for Project A, Armour of God, Operation Condor (Armour of God 2), Police Story, Supercop (Police Story 3), Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike, Mr. Nice Guy, and Dragons Forever."
Chan vs "The Jet" part 1
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jackie Chan versus Benny "The Jet" in the last fight is all you need to know to buy this movie. It is the best fight I have ever seen in any movie ever.Wheels on Meals is a comedy first, keep that in mind. Dont watch this expecting it to be an action packed Jackie Chan movie cause its not. This is the funnest movie Jackie Chan has ever done though. If you want a great comedy then this is for you. Jackie and Yuen Biao sell food from a "hi-tech" (hi-tech for early 80s) van, all computerized with the works. This movie takes place in Barcelona, Spain. Jackie and Yuen both fall for a gorgeous woman, she keeps getting in trouble (being a thief and all)and they keep helping her out even though she steals their money everytime. Sammo pretends to be a Private Investigator and is hired to find the woman Jackie and Yuen keep helping. Lots of laughs throughout the film.The only real action in the movie is the car chase scene involving there van, and the other action part is the great finale where Jackie and Benny "The Jet" fight in the GREATEST FIGHT EVER! You have to see this fight! IT IS THAT GOOD!All in all this is a very funny movie with not much action, but definatley worth the money."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie! It's silly, but it's one of Jackie's funniest movies. The fight scenes in the end are superb, especially the fight between Jackie and Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. If you're a fan of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao you must see this movie."
Chan, Hung, Biao.....Nuff said
ryosuki | Elko, MN USA | 08/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When these 3 get together the actiona and comedy never stops. This was probably the first movie of the famous Chinese trio I've seen and I must say it was absolutely superb. The comedy is what to expect from other Chan movies (which I think is real funny since I like slapstick), and the action (especially the the last half hour) is top notch. If you are a Jackie Chan lover, then this is a must have for your collection."
Buy it now
crapboychris | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, words can barely describe this film. Easily one of the very best Jackie Chan films - and he has made many excellent films. The action is superb and has rarely been bettered - encorporating loads of comedy, acrobatics, and props along with some amazing moves. As with most Chan films (i.e. excluding most of the Lo Wei movies and the rather serious "Heart Of Dragon") it is very funny, and contains some typically amazing stunts.
What makes it even better is that we have three stars for the price of one. Jackie Chan stars alongside his 'brothers' Sammo Hung and Yuen Baio, and the interplay is brilliant. Each star brings their best to this project, and it really shows.
It is directed by Sammo Hung so expect some beautifully choreographed fight scenes - especially the end battles involving kickboxing champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez and karate master Keith Vitali against Jackie and Yuen which are a joy to watch. You will find yourself amazed at how action-packed and hilarious a movie can actually be!
The plot basically centres on two brothers (Jackie and Yuen) and their private-eye friend (Sammo) trying to protect a beautiful pickpocket (who is actually a wealthy heiress) from evil scheming bad guys who want the money for themselves. This may not the best plot ever, but lets face it: you're unlikely to buy the video just for the story anyway.
So buy it now.
Honestly, its too good to miss out on.
Go on, you'll love it."