In Greece, the film is known as Ασύλληπτοι Απατεώνες transliteration: Asulliptoi Apateones , meaning Inconceivable Frauds. They reach the triad boss' mansion and hand over the baby reluctantly. Reluctant to hand the baby over, the two are forced to protect him from the triads who hired them in the first place. Unlike his trainees, the Landlord does not spend his share of the loot, instead stashing it in a in his home. Nevertheless, for only the third time in his acting career, Chan plays a character who is sentenced to prison.
Driven mad by the death of her only son many years earlier, the Landlady carries a doll of a baby boy with her at all times. It went on to top the Chinese box office in October with box office figures exceeding ¥90 million. The film is notable as the first in over 30 years, in which he plays a negative character—a criminal and compulsive gambler. Benny Chan chose Matthew Medvedev, a one-year-old infant of Chinese and Colombian descent. New Beijing Daily in Chinese. Official website of Jackie Chan.
He phones Thongs, instructing him not to hand the baby over to anyone prior to his release so he can jack up the price. He receives a phone call from his middleman Uncle Seven, offering him a job to kidnap baby Lee on behalf of a triad boss, who claims the baby is his grandson. Archived from on 11 October 2007. The Landlord informs the two of the triads' latest offer, but Thongs and Octopus are more concerned about the baby's welfare than the cash. As the trio are about to leave, they hear the baby crying for them as a is taken from his arm.
Special methods were sometimes used to coax the baby into co-operation. En route to their rendezvous point in , the trio encounter a police which the Landlord attempts to outrun, only to crash his van down a hill. A few months later, the Landlord finds his flat burgled, his life savings gone. Medvedev, known as Baby Matthew, was literally recruited off the street when an assistant director spotted him with his parents on the. As a token of appreciation for saving the baby's life, Thongs, Octopus and the Landlord are offered jobs by the Lee family as a bodyguard, chauffeur and head of security respectively. Xiao Xiang Chen Bao in Chinese. Filming Rob-B-Hood is the third Jackie Chan film directed by Benny Chan, following and New Police Story.
Filming locations included , , , , , Waterfront Park and. Some of Yuen's past antics were revisited in Rob-B-Hood, including a fight in which he tried in vain to handcuff Chan's character. Archived from on 12 August 2007. Archived from on 10 August 2007. He dies from a fall following a struggle for the baby in a hospital soon after it is born.
Chan co-wrote the film and designed the action sequences, whilst director Benny Chan wrote the film's dramatic elements, completing the script by October 2005. Over 100 auditions were held before the suitable baby was found to star in the film. Benny Chan described the filming process as some of the darkest days of his career, explaining that the baby was a factor beyond his control, and could not work more than eight hours a day. However, Hung declined due to a scheduling conflicts. The pair, along with , were classmates and co-starred in a number of action comedy films in the 1980s, including , , and the trilogy. Hui was chosen for the part because he is the ideal actor to play a character who persuades others to do bad things. Archived from on 30 September 2007.
Archived from on 28 September 2007. Chan stated that he did not want to play the typical nice guy role that has been the staple of. Over the next few days, Thongs and Octopus take care of the baby, developing a strong bond with him. However, the two agree to bring the baby to the triad boss' mansion, where the Landlord will meet them with the rest of the money. Chan had originally intended to co-star with both Yuen and Hung, reuniting the trio for the first time since 1988 film. The two end up trapped in the room with two minions, but are saved when Inspector Mok arrives with the Landlord, who swiftly cracks the lock to the room. The producers had originally intended Hui to fight along with Chan and Koo, however, it was eventually decided that Hui would simply act as the brains of the gang.
Releases Rob-B-Hood had its world premiere at the on 8 September 2006. Benny Chan stated it took time, patience, and money to guide the baby through each shot, and numerous retakes were required due to the baby's constant crying and napping. As the police close in on them, the stuck Landlord instructs Thongs and Octopus to leave with the baby. Rob-B-Hood features a collaboration between Jackie Chan and. Although Koo co-starred with Jackie Chan, a number of action scenes involving his character were shot with a. Official website of Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan was the stunt director of Rob-B-Hood, having choreographed all the stunts with the.