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A doofus wins the lottery. He and his best friend live it up until a fortune teller tells him that he's going to die. So, the doofus goes to the doctor and after a mix-up his fears come ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Kim-Wan Chan
Lap Ban Chan
Ching Po Chang
Chun Ying Chang
Qiqi Chen ...
Jo Jo (as Jo Jo Chan)
Szu-Ying Chien ...
(as Mama Hung)
Ricky Hui ...
Suk-Yun Hui
Johnny Koo ...
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Kung-Fu Hitman
Wan Lung Lee
Wen Chun Ma
Yung-Chiang Peng
Jing Tang
Siu-Ming To


A doofus wins the lottery. He and his best friend live it up until a fortune teller tells him that he's going to die. So, the doofus goes to the doctor and after a mix-up his fears come true so he hires a money hungry hitman. The fun begins!! Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <>

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10 July 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Jo Jo: A butterfly is pretty. But when it farts, it farts the same as as you or I.
Ricky: How philosophical!
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From Riches to Rags
9 June 2003 | by (Republic of California) – See all my reviews

John Woo's comedy/action film is a star vehicle for Ricky Hui. He plays an every man that dreams of marrying a Golden Harvest star and becoming rich. Ricky's friend Fatso convinces him to play Mark Six. Using the numbers of his dream girl's birthdate and her measurements. To Ricky's surprise, he wins the lottery. But he finds out that being rich is not all that in enjoyable and runs a foul of a trio of hitmen who try to kill him( he hires someone to kill him when his doctor mistakenly diagnosis him with terminal cancer). What happens next is unbelivable.

As usual John Woo reuses the set pieces from his earlier films and recycles them in his later movies i.e. Bullet In The Head, Just heroes and the Killer. I highly recommend this film. Try and find the mandarin print. It contains more footage than the cantonese version. Be on the look out for a young Lam Ching-ying. Check out the Deer Hunter parody near the end of the movie. By the way this film was made in 1980.

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