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The Diary of a Big Man (1988)

Dai jeung foo yat gei (original title)
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 »

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Chow Chen-fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
Sally Yeh ...
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Joey Wang ...
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Waise Lee ...
Chi Hung
Carrie Ng ...
Ka Lai
Kent Cheng ...
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Fui-On Shing ...
Darkie
Po Tai ...
Piggy
David Wu ...
Cheng's Assistant
Elaine Jin
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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 police officer as well as a series of unfortunate events lead to the wives discovery of the whole plot. They team up with Chi Hung's exasperated fiancée, Ka Lai, to exact revenge upon the two men. Written by Storm Chen <primalstorm@hotmail.com>

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A charming Chow-Yun Fat comedy.
24 November 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Chow Yun-Fat might be best known as the gun-totting Mark Gor in the "A Better Tomorrow" movie series in Hong Kong, or Captain Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Master Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Western audiences. Despite his reputation as an iconic action star, Chow has stated in has done lots of comedy in Hong Kong and this film is a great example. He plays Chow Chen-fat who falls in love with two women, Sally and Joey (played by Sally Yeh and Joey Wang) and, not preferring one over the other, decides to marry both without the other one knowing. So, with the help of his friend Chi Hung (Waise Lee), he goes through great lengths to spend time with both women.

It is extremely hilarious seeing Chow's tactics and facial expressions as he essentially tries to be at two places (his two homes for each of his wives) at the same time, waking in the middle of the night to go to his other house, eating two dinners cooked for him by his wives, trying to make it to two dates, etc. With some light slapstick humor and physical comedy, you'll great one entertaining moment after the other in this fast-paced film. You'll be intrigued to find out how Chow will worm his way through this double relationship, especially when both Sally and Joey later meet each other!

You will also love all the great acting and character developments and the charming musical number in the middle of the movie - sung by Chow, Sally and Joey. It's a must-see Hong Kong comedy!

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