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The Magnificent Scoundrels (1991)
"Ching sing" (original title)

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Valentino is a mediocre con artist who crosses paths with Kwan, a fellow con artist. Together, they impersonate various people and create numerous schemes to make money. Meanwhile, gangsters are making a scheme of their own.

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Valantino is a loser who's girlfriend has run off to get married, she mets a very lousy con-artist, thanks to her he's in trouble with a local mob boss. Meanwhile another low life is in trouble with the same boss, he's ordered to rob a rich man's house and he'll split whatever he steals with the mob boss. Chow and Mo go to the same house to rob it by trying to draw the occupants out of the home with free tickets to go see Sally Yeh. Wu has beforehand lured away the maids from the house with the help of a Filipino party-animal. But chaos breaks loose as they confuse each other with a relative of the occupant and the occupant respectively. Each thinking the other has money, they keep on trying to scam each other here and there. Wu even goes so far as to hire Amy Yip to seduce Chow. Mo is jealous and tries to have her breasts enlarged so that hers are even bigger than Yip's... Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <mculibas@cwnet.com>

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Best Comedic Movie from Hong Kong
10 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Stephen Chow movies, but this one was good. The writers Wellington Fung, and Lik-Chi Lee really put in some great twist into this story.

Valentino (Chow ) - a con man gets dumped by his fiancé (Sandra Ng), he chases after the limo carrying her or he thinks. It turns out that it was a limo for some other couple, and Valentino get beaten up by the bride, and the groom. While trying another scheme to con people, he gets picked up by Kwan (Teresa Mo) who's another con artist. They both try to play tricks on each other, but they soon find out who they are, and decide to work on a scam together. In the mean time, gangs who Kwan conned catches up to her. They of course want their money back, but she's already spent it. In an effort to get the money, they break into a rich man's house. While they're probing the house, the owner comes home, but they think he's Jackie - a nephew they never met. Hegemony of their misadventure starts in earnest when they try to take advantage of this situation, and con the rich man.

The movie is funny, and outrageous at the same time. The way different characters interact is pure genius. Pretending one thing, scheming another, the con, and mistakes really goes hand in hand to create one big comedy.

Amy Yip shows off her nice body, and tries to con her way to the riches. I got to see a completely different side of Teresa Mo in this movie. She usually plays a pretty face, but in this movie, she's a full on comic.

This is one movie you wouldn't want to miss. Highly recommended.

7.5/10


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