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The Banquet (1991)

Hao men ye yan (original title)
Film with a weak plot about an businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Kuwaiti prince. The climax of the movie is a banquet/dinner at ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Anthony Chan ...
Himself
Pak-Cheung Chan ...
Man Feeding Dog
Philip Chan ...
Policeman
Sylvia Chang ...
Herself
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ...
Mimi
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Jacky
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Himself / Little B-head
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Dancer
David Chiang ...
Banquet Guest
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Man at Dinner
Angie Chiu ...
(as Teresa Chiu)
Yuen Chor ...
Man on Stairs
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Himself / Man at Dinner
Mimi Chu ...
Banquet Guest
Maria Cordero ...
Woman with Michael Hui
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Film with a weak plot about an businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Kuwaiti prince. The climax of the movie is a banquet/dinner at the end featuring cameos by several Hong Kong movie celebrities. Written by Brad Daniels <daniels@biles.com>

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30 November 1991 (Hong Kong)  »

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Bankiet  »

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It was quickly filmed for a Hong Kong flood relief charity, after the Yangtze River flooded in July of that year, killing over 1,700 people and displacing many more in the eastern and southern regions of mainland China. See more »

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Fun Hong Kong Comedy with an All-Star cast!
19 December 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was filed in Hong Kong with the intention of donating its proceeds to flood victims in Mainland China. It stars Eric Tsang as a wealthy businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Prince. His business rival is a character played by Sammo Hung.

In addition to the starring cast of Eric Tsang, Sammo Hung, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Jacky Cheung, Richard Ng and Tony Leung, you get to see cameos from dozens of stars including Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Anita Mui, Sally Yeh, Stephen Chow, Raymond Wong, Joey Wang, Aaron Kwok and Leslie Cheung.

It's a fun movie seeing all the stars together - the biggest cast ever assembled in a Hong Kong movie. The plot is simple and steady-paced; it's not too exciting, but you at least will get some laughs out of it.

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