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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Hui ...
Wong Yuk-see
Samuel Hui ...
Lee Kwok-kit
Ricky Hui ...
Pighead
Angie Chiu ...
Jacky
Richard Ng ...
Police sargeant
Kien Shih ...
Gow-suk - Uncle 9
Mu Chu ...
Chu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Chan ...
Robber
Kim-Wan Chan ...
Mistaken pickpocket
Lap Ban Chan ...
Audience member in cinema
Yam Chan
Chun Ying Chang ...
Love hotel customer
Siu Ping Cheng ...
'Pregnant' shoplifter
Sin-ming Cheung ...
King Kong
Yuan Chieh ...
Ox
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Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees, a stuttered, easily bullied Pighead (Ricky Hui) and secretary/receptionist, Jacky (Angie Chiu). The agency was soon joined by an out-of-work bottling plant employee Lee Kwok-Kit (Sam Hui). Among them, they took on various cases, mostly involving adulterous men and women. Comedic adventures occurred when Wong and Lee carried out these investigations. In the movie's finale, the two were trying to capture a blackmailer to a local theater and it ties several earlier sketches together. Written by traveler85

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Revolutionary Hong Kong movie
14 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hui brothers revolutionized Hong Kong movie making style with this and other movies. Especially San Hui who also wrote the songs for the movie, invented the modern comedic Hong Kong movie that involves lot more elements than was previously seen in Hong Kong cinema.

There's action, comedy, slapstick, and above all unique plot that all combines into an entertaining movie.

In about 10 years from the making of this movie, quality of Hong Kong cinema starts to skyrocket, and eventually rivals the movies made in Hollywood. But you can see all the elements that turned Hong Kong cinema in modern direction with this movie.

It's a ground breaking movie, and also a very good movie to watch as well. Music is also pretty cool.

This is a must see movie for an Asian movie fan.


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