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Shang tian jiu ming (1984)

| Comedy, Horror, Thriller
A bad luck plagued man named Mak, after a near-death experience, was given a prophecy that three strangers will precede him in death. As a result, Mak goes on a mission to make sure that ... See full summary »

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Don Hugh Mak / Downhill
Cherie Chung ...
Cathy
Richard Woo ...
Inspector Chan Siu-Ming (as Richard Ng)
Charlie Chin ...
Killer
Wan-Si Wong ...
Mak's Sister
Paul Chun ...
Shek
Fung Woo ...
Mak's Boss
Ging Man Fung ...
Millionaire Wong
David Chiang ...
Taxi Driver
Gai-Keung Si ...
Fatso Cop
Mei Bo Kwong ...
Ms. Pao (as Mabel Kwong)
Brenda Lo ...
May
Hung Tse ...
Temple Fortune Teller
Fook-On Shing ...
Demon in Hell
Fui-On Shing ...
Demon in Hell
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A bad luck plagued man named Mak, after a near-death experience, was given a prophecy that three strangers will precede him in death. As a result, Mak goes on a mission to make sure that those three strangers are protected. Meanwhile, he gets himself mixed up in the crossfires of a homicidal cop and a corrupted dealer. Written by Oliver Chu

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Wacky, Watchable Comedy/Horror Film
29 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is like many HK films of the time, come up with a crazy premise and work it through. Mak, played veteran Eric Tsang, is told by two devils he will die after three other people do. He is a loser, just lost his job and he drank too much and parked by a cliff. Another car rams into his parked car and he goes down the cliff. On the way up, after meeting with the devils who tell him of his fate, the first of three ends up thrown out of a car and dead at his feet. He has to save the other two, an actress called Ms. Pao and a horse trainer Mr. Shek. He enlists the help of Shek's sister Cathy, played by popular actress Cherie Chung. What follows is some violence, action and everyone moving and speaking in fast motion. Its not essential, its downright dilly at times, but its never boring, so its watchable. It will work best for those who want to see a film which they can check their brains at the door for. Its not meant to be a masterpiece and it has Eric and Cherie in it, so its not all bad. Don't watch it with a critical eye and you'll be fine.


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