7.6/10
2,677
11 user 13 critic

Flirting Scholar (1993)

Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (original title)
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Pao Lung-Sing, a descendant of the famous Judge Pao Ching Tient, is a 9th degree corrupt judge (lowest degree) who changes his tune when he tries to champion a woman Chi Siu-Lin, who was ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Man-Tat Ng
Royal Tramp (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Wilson Bond, a pimp who after saving Chan, the leader of the Heaven and Earth society, a revolutionary group, is made a member. After a botched first assignment for the group, ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Chingmy Yau
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Man-Tat Ng
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following on from the Royal Tramp I, after discovering that the Empress is actually Lone-er, a member of the St Dragon Sect, and that she imprisoned the real empress. Lone-er is bent on ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Stephen Chow, Brigitte Lin, Chingmy Yau
Comedy | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A wild and hilariously anachronistic tale of an imperial guard of the Forbidden City who has no martial arts abilities but a talent for making futuristic machines and must save the kidnapped emperor.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Vincent Kok
Stars: Stephen Chow, Carina Lau, Carman Lee
Tricky Brains (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A trickster-for-hire, known as the Tricky Expert, is hired to ruin the lives of a father and son by making them think that he's a part of the family.

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A SWAT team leader is going undercover at a high school to retrieve a stolen gun for his captain.

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Sharla Cheung
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen, Pauline Chan
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On the course of a case involving terrorists, Sing has been demoted to traffic duty. After feeling insulted being assigned to traffic duty, he quits the police force. Having no money left ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Man-Tat Ng
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Stephen Chow plays a rich playboy who is blown up by a mafia boss when he flirts with the boss's girl. Through a series of circumstances his professor makes him a synthetic (robotic) body ... See full summary »

Directors: Jing Wong, Wai Man Yip
Stars: Stephen Chow, Gigi Leung, Man-Tat Ng
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Kar-Ying Law
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Athena Chu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Pak-Cheung Chan ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fai-Hung Chan
...
Madam Wah
Mimi Chu ...
Chussy
Tiet Wo Chu
Jessica Hester Hsuan
Ying-Wai Ho
Vincent Kok ...
Tu Chuen-Chang
Bei-Dak Lai ...
Teacher
Kit Ying Lam ...
Wife of Tong Pak Foo
Wai Lam ...
King Ning
Kin-Yan Lee
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Mo Chong-Yuen
Edit

Storyline

A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Flirting Scholar  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The face and the clothing of Tu Chuen-Chang is bloody before he verifies the painting of Tong Pak Foo. When he is looking the painting, his face is clean and his clothing is not bloody. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Hilarious Stephen Chow Film
12 May 2002 | by (San Francisco, Ca.) – See all my reviews

"Flirting Scholar" follows Stephen Chow's long tradition of inspired looniness, and made me giggle out loud in reaction to its pure enthusiasm to entertain. His riffs on Chinese tradition are funnier when you have some context, but much of his humor is so outrageous that you'll laugh regardless, as many jokes, especially the physical comedy, are universal. While this isn't quite my favorite Chow film, it's definitely worth watching, and still a must-have item in any Chow collection.

Like many Chow films, "Flirting Scholar" takes a typically over-the-top approach to its comedy, and incorporates such elements as extremely physical slapstick, parody, kung-fu, cartoonish surrealism, and wacky references to other HK movies. To truly appreciate Chow you need to watch lots of HK cinema -- and after you have watched several of Chow's films, you will begin to pick up on running gags that appear in successive movies.

While not as masterfully executed or as narratively tight as one of his truly brilliant films, such as "God of Cookery," this film is simply so utterly crazy at times that it will nonetheless make you laugh out loud, as all of his films inevitably do.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Non-speakers of Cantonese qatmom
No.1 laomei05
English language version dungbeetle-2
Classical Actor Lines hongruisong85-1
Favourite moments? zmk
Discuss Flirting Scholar (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?