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Soursweet (1988)

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Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sylvia Chang ...
Lily
Danny Dun ...
Chen (as Danny An-Ning Dun)
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Mui
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Red Cudgel
William Chow ...
White Paper Fan
Shih-Chieh Chin ...
Night Brother (as Shih Chieh King)
Speedy Choo ...
Man Kee
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Mr. Constantinides
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Driver
David Tse ...
Fok
Eddie Yeoh ...
Iron Plank
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Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while Lily does the housekeeping, daydreaming of setting up their own business, much to Chen's chagrin. When Chen lets his colleague Fok seduce him down a path of mounting gambling debts, he is recruited as a drug courier for a shadowy Chinese triad. Suddenly he realizes that getting their own enterprise could be their only means of escape. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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