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King of Beggars (1992)
"Mo jong yuen So Hat-Yi" (original title)

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The spoilt son of a millionaire finds the love of his life, but she will only accept him if he proves himself as a kung-fu master. He enters and wins the "Kung-Fu Scholar" tournament, ... See full summary »

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So-cha-ha-yee Chan / So Hat-Yi / Beggar So (as Sing-chi Chow)
Sharla Cheung ...
Yu-Shang (as Man Cheung)
Man Tat Ng ...
General So (as Mang-tat Ng)
Norman Chu ...
Chiu (as Siu-keung Chui)
Wai Lam ...
Seng Ko Lin-Chin
Chung Wang ...
Uncle Mok (as Chung Wong)
Wai Yee Chan ...
Yu-Shang's sister
Pak-cheung Chan ...
Minister of Justice
Lawrence Cheng ...
Professor (as Tan-shui Cheng)
Matthew Wong ...
Emperor (as Hin-mung Wong)
Bei-Dak Lai ...
Uncle Cheng (as Bei-dak Lai)
King-Tan Yuen ...
Madam Pimp
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So Chan's daughter
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Hung Yat-San
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The spoilt son of a millionaire finds the love of his life, but she will only accept him if he proves himself as a kung-fu master. He enters and wins the "Kung-Fu Scholar" tournament, little realizing that this victory will lead to him becoming penniless, homeless and sleepy. One day, while sleeping under a tree, he encounters a beggar he helped when he was still rich... Written by Niz

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In the fight scene with Uncle Mok and Chiu...several of the actor's wires can be seen while they are hopping about. Also...wires can be seen carrying the large boulders that hit Uncle Mok. Since the wires are so obvious...not quite sure if this was meant to be on purpose or really a mistake. See more »

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Elaborate, funny, but ultimately uninvolving riches-to-rags tale
5 January 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Something of a departure for Stephen Chow, as he drops the zany over-the-top humour of his more well known comedies to play a real legendary figure, So-Hat-Yi a.k.a the "King of Beggars". Although you wouldn't notice its not supposed to be a typical Chow comedy until well into the second half, because the convoluted, meandering story allows Chow to do all his usual comedy gimmicks before turning into a more serious historical action adventure.

There is plenty to admire here: a fun cameo from directing legend Yuen Woo Ping, the "sleeping fist" kung-fu style, some well mounted large-scale battle scenes, and the usual fantastical action sequences typical to the fantasy/swordplay genre.

Unfortunately, its all a bit baffling, the plot is uninvolving, and its all rather inconsistent in tone (one minute Chow is a bumbling idiot, the next he's a stoic hero).

Worth a look, particularly if you prefer martial arts to comedy, but not Stephen Chow's best.


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