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Tian cai yu bai chi (1975)

Ah Tim (Michael Hui) is a handy man and Li (Samuel Hui) is a nurse in the Hang Seng Sanitarium. Together thez engage in dubious plots and exploits.

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Ah Tim
Samuel Hui ...
Lee Hushi
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Mr. Chiang Wo
Eileen Humphreys ...
Princess
Yat Fan Lau ...
Police Chief (as Liu Yi-Fang)
James Tien ...
Traffic Policeman
Joseph Koo ...
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Shen Wang ...
Dr. Wong
Yi Feng ...
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Ricky Hui ...
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Nan Chiang ...
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Dean Shek ...
Hotel Clerk
Chor Lam Tsang ...
Chan Keung
Gwa-Pau Sai ...
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Li Jen Ho ...
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Ah Tim (Michael Hui) is a handy man and Li (Samuel Hui) is a nurse in the Hang Seng Sanitarium. Together thez engage in dubious plots and exploits.

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21 August 1975 (Hong Kong)  »

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Ground Breaking Hong Kong Movie
14 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This and Ban jin ba liang both made by Hui brothers really brought in new approach to Hong Kong cinema. Hong Kong was fortunate in that it had fertile ground for movie making because of early efforts by the Shaw Brothers, and later the Golden Harvest. Golden Harvest's contribution in modernizing Hong Kong cinema can't be overlooked, but as independents, Hui brothers did almost as much in changing the direction of Hong Kong cinema.

Interesting plot combined with comedy, set in modern Hong Kong that didn't involve love romance was a fresh new approach for Hong Kong cinema of its day. If we look at the proliferation of this type of movies in the '80s in Hong Kong, it's clear that Hui brothers were way ahead of the game.

Sam Hui also wrote the music for this movie. His talent is indisputable, as is his contribution to the Hong Kong's pop culture.

This is one of the seminal movie of its kind, and is recommended for viewing by all Asian movie fans.


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