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Mai shen qi (1979)

 |  Comedy  |  26 May 1979 (Japan)
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Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding 8-year contract and was only given one opportunity to perform live thus far. Soon,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hui ...
Chih-Wen
Ricky Hui ...
Frog
Samuel Hui ...
Shih-Chieh
Tiffany Bao ...
Manager Wang
Fu Hung Cheng ...
King Kong
Wei Yang ...
Eyepatch
Ellen Lau ...
Chu Ling Ling
Russell Cawthorne ...
Magician
Lo Kam ...
Wen's Mother
Ging-Cheung Chan ...
MTV Board Chairman
Siu Ping Cheng ...
Mrs. Li
Pa-Ching Huang ...
Mr. Li
Lee Pang-Fei ...
Cat TV Manager
Louis Kwong ...
Mr. Kuang
Kwan Kam ...
MTV Board Member
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Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding 8-year contract and was only given one opportunity to perform live thus far. Soon, he received a better deal with a rival company, who promised a 5-year contract and better opportunities to perform and make money. Since he cannot start working for the new company because of his current 8-year contract with MTV, he and his scientist-aspiring brother (Ricky Hui), with the help of magician Shih-Chieh (Sam Hui), attempts to steal the contract from his ruthless manager. Written by Oliver Chu

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Great fun comedy from the Hui's brothers!
4 January 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of several Hong Kong comedies starring brothers Michael Hui, Ricky Hui and Sam Hui. Here, struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from MTV Studios by signing a binding 8-year contract and has performed live once only. He received a better deal with a rival company and, thus, conspires to steal his 8-year contract, with the help of his scientist-aspiring brother (Ricky Hui) and magician Shih-Chieh (Sam Hui).

Filmed in the late 1970s with classic bell bottoms, old cars, big hair-dos and hip music, this movie is a tastefully done comedy with witty humor, slapstick fun and wild misadventures. From Shih-Chieh's magic shows to Chih-Wen's daring escape from a henchman while in drag, you'll get pure fun and excitement while following the captivating plot of Chih-Wen trying to steal the contract while avoiding his ruthless manager.

The opening scene starts with a beautiful song sung by Sam Hui (although an extra is performing and lipsyncing the song), which quickly grabs your attention. This is followed by a pretty fast-moving plot and unforgettable characters. Overall, it's a must-see HK comedy.

Grade B+


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