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The Eighth Happiness (1988)

Baat seng bou hei (original title)
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 »

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'Handsome' Long (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Mr. Fong (as Bak-Ming Wong)
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ...
Do-Do
Bo-Bo Fung ...
Wu Hsiu-Fang
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San
Fennie Yuen ...
Ying-Ying
Cherie Chung ...
Beautiful
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Auntie Chin
Kun-Hsuan Huang ...
Ming-Ming
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Roy
Charlie Cho ...
Do Do's Prospective Suitor
Lawrence Cheng ...
Beautiful's Boyfriend
Man Huang ...
Beautiful's Mother
Ching Tien ...
Beautiful's Father
Kin-Hang Siu ...
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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 wanna-be "Handsome" Lung has one girlfriend too many and Yuppie San just wants to be happy with girlfriend Ying-Ying. Written by Oliver Chu

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11 February 1988 (Hong Kong)  »

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Ba xing bao xi  »

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Non-stop fun.
6 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

While the plot of this movie is funny unto itself, the one true reason to see this film is the *incredible* performance by Chow Yun-Fat. You've seen him as the ruthless cop, the compassionate assassin, the toughened prison inmate. Now you can see him as " a sissy girl" (to quote the subtitles in the plot) - but it's all a sham to cover the fact he's a shameless womanizer. Well, it makes sense when you see the film.

Also included is one of the wildest spoofs of Chinese opera you'll ever see.

Funny from the opening credits ("The Blue Danube Waltz" with Chinese lyrics!) to the end of the closing credits. Obscene telephone calls, Chow Yun-Fat crossdressing, a sword-wielding mom and Cherie Cheung in a wild cameo role as a girl just wanting to have fun. What more could you want?

Super fun.


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