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He Ain't Heavy... He's My Father (1994)

Xin nan xiong nan di (original title)
Yuen scorns his father, who he thinks is too generous and forgiving. Through a flashback/time travel gimmick, Yuen meets his parents during their joyous courtship. Yuen comes to understand ... See full summary »

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Chu Yuan
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Chu Ren
Anita Yuen ...
Yee / Lynn
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Laura Watt
Yuen Chor ...
Lord Watsons
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The Professor
Waise Lee ...
Lee Kar-Shing
Yeung-Wah Kam ...
Rocky
Anita Lee ...
Kan
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Dr. Jenny Chung
Lawrence Cheng ...
Lone / Chuen
Lawrence Ng ...
Loanshark Fung
Hang-Lan Yung ...
(as Helen Yung)
Kan-Wing Tsang
Quinton Wong
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Yuen scorns his father, who he thinks is too generous and forgiving. Through a flashback/time travel gimmick, Yuen meets his parents during their joyous courtship. Yuen comes to understand and admire his dad, and reflect on his own moral defects. Written by Greg Pribyl <gpribyl@isd.net>

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February 1994 (Singapore)  »

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  »

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In the film Carina Lau plays Tony Leung Chiu Wai's mother. In reality they are a married couple. See more »

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References Wei lou chun xiao (1953) See more »

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18 April 2003 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

No doubt about it, this film is lifted by the outstanding comedic performances of the two Tonys. Their chemistry lights up a movie that deserves better scriptwriting and directing. A rather nonsensical comedy, yet it pulls at the heart strings through the protaganist's yearn to learn more about his father's past and ultimately regretting his misguided hatred for his dad. It brings new life to the classic 'Tell Laura I love her', so simple yet so memorable as the film's title track.


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