MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,434 this week

A Hearty Response (1986)
"Yi gai yun tian" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 101 users  
Reviews: 1 user

After a botched attempt to nab a drug smuggler in a parking garage, police detectives Ho Ting-Bon (Yun-Fat Chow) and Cheong Yan (Fong Liu) accidentally cause a runaway car to hit a young ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3939 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 274 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 120 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 109 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Hearty Response (1986)

A Hearty Response (1986) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Hearty Response.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Wong
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Roy Cheung, Fui-On Shing
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to prevent either of his wives from discovering his bigamy. The unwanted intervention of a... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sally Yeh, Joey Wang
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.

Director: John Woo
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Lung Ti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three brothers try to make ends meet when they concoct plans to be one big family of eight. Cooking expert Mr. Fong goes through high and low to court Opera performer Wu Hsiu-Fang, Gigolo ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Bak-Ming Wong, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A psychiatrist donates his time to help the mentally ill street people of Hong Kong. A reporter who hears about his activities accompanies him on his rounds.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Shui-Fan Fung, Deannie Yip, Paul Chun
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tale between two brothers: One has left the triads and gone legit, the other has decided to stay and keep the triad from going to the ways of drugs and gun running.

Director: Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Alan Tang, Pat Ha
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

(Cantonese with English subtitles) Chow Yun-fat in this hilarious offbeat comedy plays Wong, a mechanic who falls for a beautiful rich girl (played by Maggie Cheung). When Wong finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Eric Tsang, Maggie Cheung
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Director: Ricky Lau
Stars: Ching-Ying Lam, Siu-Ho Chin, Ricky Hui
Why Me? (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The tragic story of Fat Cat, a mentally retarded man who endures the mistreatment of the local villagers, and Koko, the idealistic social worker who tries to give him a better life. Koko's ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Cheng
Stars: Kent Cheng, Yun-Fat Chow, Olivia Cheng
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cora Miao, Cherie Chung
Chu yi shi wu (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Teresa Woo
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Olivia Cheng, Man-Biu Bak
Nu ren xin (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Paul Cheung, Yin-gwan Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ho Ting-Bon (as Chow Yun Fat)
Joey Wang ...
Kwong Sun
Fong Liu ...
Cheong Yan
Paul Chun ...
Lui Tak
Heung Kam Lee ...
Ting-Bon's Mother
Lai-Yin Poon ...
Judy
Wai Shum ...
Snake Man
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Hung
Kent Cheng ...
Beat Cop
Wan-Si Wong ...
Wan
...
Doctor
Ying Kwan Lok ...
Restaurant Manager
San Yan Siao ...
Wan's Husband
Kwok-kin Ng ...
Policeman
Pak Fei ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

After a botched attempt to nab a drug smuggler in a parking garage, police detectives Ho Ting-Bon (Yun-Fat Chow) and Cheong Yan (Fong Liu) accidentally cause a runaway car to hit a young woman, Kwong Sun (Joey Wang), who is in the city illegally. Sun then fakes amnesia in order to protect her illegal identity, and is put-up for several nights by Bon. While Sun struggles to find her identity papers in Hong Kong and relatives to take her in, Bon feels compelled to let her stay in his home. However, Sun can only fake her amnesia for so long. Written by Oliver Chu

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A Hearty Response  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Schizophrenic HK mix
8 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

During their last (botched) operation, Hong Kong cops Chow Yun-Fat and Lui Fong accidentally cause the slight head injury of a pretty young woman. Because she has entered the country illegally, and has no other place to live, she pretends that she has amnesia and that she thinks Yun-Fat is her husband. He feels guilty about her "condition", so he lets her stay in his house. But there is someone from her past stalking her, with bad intentions...

"A Hearty Response" is a film that could only have been made in Hong Kong. Is there any other country that would even attempt to combine pleasant (and often funny) slapstick comedy, sweet romance, heartfelt melodrama, wild/crazy/furious action and sleazy, misogynistic violence in one film? Is there any other film that contains both brutal rape and a scene in which a boy urinates into the mouth of a man pretending to be unconscious? Chow Yun-Fat fans should certainly not expect anything like "The Killer" here. If you can live with that, I would recommend this picture, but with serious reservations, as its schizophrenic nature makes it not for all tastes. (**1/2)


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Hearty Response (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?