Archived from on 30 September 2007. Two additional protagonists were designed as Thongs' partners in crime, with the intention of increasing the comedic value of the film through their interactions. As the trio are about to leave, they hear the baby crying for them as a is taken from his arm. Archived from on 28 September 2007. Rob-B-Hood features a collaboration between Jackie Chan and.
Archived from on 10 August 2007. Filming locations included , , , , , Waterfront Park and. While in custody for , the Landlord learns of the baby's value through the news. Rob-B-Hood tells the story of a kidnapping gone wrong in Hong Kong; a trio of burglars consisting of Thongs Chan , Octopus Koo and the Landlord Hui kidnap a baby from a wealthy family on behalf of. Driven mad, the boss places the baby in a deep freeze room next to Max's corpse so the baby can be with his son, prompting Thongs and Octopus to fight for the baby. The plot of Rob-B-Hood received mixed reviews: The Chinese newspaper Xiao Xiang Chen Bao found it concise, hilarious and touching, whereas Jay Weissberg criticised it for being unoriginal.
Whenever a scene involving the baby was shot, the crew members had to be silent, communicating in. All Hong Kong versions contain two discs: a movie disc and an extras disc. Disgusted by the idea of kidnapping a baby, Thongs threatens to return him, but relents after the Landlord tells him of his predicament. Thongs almost manages to escape with the baby, but is forced to surrender when the triads threaten to hurl Octopus to his death. 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.
Meanwhile, a newborn baby to the wealthy Lee family is snatched by Max, the mother's ex-boyfriend, prompting the security guards give chase, ignoring the burglars, and corner Max on an escalator. 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. Chan had originally intended to co-star with both Yuen and Hung, reuniting the trio for the first time since 1988 film. He uses the money he steals to buy expensive cars and to court a rich girl. 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. They reach the triad boss' mansion and hand over the baby reluctantly.
. Overcome by their feelings, they fight their way into the triad boss' private amusement park to recover the baby while the Landlord leaves with the money. Thongs and Octopus are taken to the triad boss, who insists the baby is his grandson, only to be proven wrong by the. Despite his vices, Thongs maintains a sense of ethics, making him reluctant to kidnap the baby. Casting The cast of Rob-B-Hood includes actors ranging from newcomer to veteran actor.
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. However, Hung declined due to a scheduling conflicts. Although his family was simply visiting Hong Kong, they agreed to stay and let Matthew appear in Rob-B-Hood. Benny Chan explains that including too many dramatic scenes may distract the audience from the plot. Reluctant to hand the baby over, the two are forced to protect him from the triads who hired them in the first place. He dies from a fall following a struggle for the baby in a hospital soon after it is born. It went on to top the Chinese box office in October with box office figures exceeding ¥90 million.
However, the runtime for this release is 126:28, which is somewhere between the theatrical cut 121:46 and the director's cut 135:11 on the Hong Kong releases. Chan's combat choreography included the use of in combat; when he fought a pair of skilled henchmen in a deep freeze room, he defeated them by spraying them with milk and then using a large to blast them with cold air. Releases Rob-B-Hood had its world premiere at the on 8 September 2006. In addition, Koo was the baby's favourite on set—Whenever the baby cried, Koo was always the first to cheer him up. A few months later, the Landlord finds his flat burgled, his life savings gone. Writing Jackie Chan contacted shortly after the release of to discuss plans for a new action film. Octopus, Thong's partner in crime, is played by , an award winning actor with past appearances including the drama series and the films and.
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. The film is notable as the first in over 30 years, in which he plays a negative character—a criminal and compulsive gambler. Afterwards, Rob-B-Hood was released in Japan on 7 April 2007. The Landlord, the leader of Thongs and Octopus, is played by , a -winning comedic actor who starred in various box office hits from 1970s to 1990s before emigrating to Canada shortly before the. Special methods were sometimes used to coax the baby into co-operation. 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.
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. Rob-B-Hood was released in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia on 29 September 2006 based in Hong Kong to generally positive reviews. Archived from on 27 September 2007. Reception Rob-B-Hood was generally well received by critics. Xiao Xiang Chen Bao in Chinese. Thongs, Octopus, and the Landlord then see the baby alive and well with his parents. Unlike his trainees, the Landlord does not spend his share of the loot, instead stashing it in a in his home.