MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,018 this week

The Lucky Guy (1998)
"Hung wan yat tew loong" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 563 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 20 Oct 2010
 
a list of 48 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 432 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
01
a list of 347 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Lucky Guy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lucky Guy (1998)

The Lucky Guy (1998) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lucky Guy.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife like dirt. Middle ... See full summary »

Director: Clifton Ko
Stars: Stephen Chow, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung
Tricky Brains (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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 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
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Ray Lui
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stephen Chow's special brand of very modern, very Hong Kong screwball comedy entered a new phase with Justice, My Foot!, a costume farce set in imperial China. Chow is a shyster with an ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Carrie Ng
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common, and eventually fall in love with each other.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Cecilia Cheung
Triad Story (1990)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Wai Shum
Stars: Stephen Chow, Chun Hsiung Ko, Man Tat Ng
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stephen Chow, Hong Kong's biggest star and international comic genius, leads a great cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ka-Yan Leung
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Qi Shu, Kar Lok Chin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Four men (including a millionaire businessman trying to escape from the stress of his work) running a struggling sushi restaurant in Hong Kong follow a group of beauty-contest entrants to ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Chow
Stars: Pak-Cheung Chan, Qi Shu, Vivian Hsu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kin-Nam Cho
Stars: Joyce Chan, Monica Chan, Pak-Cheung Chan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Hiu Tung Chan ...
Nam
Joyce Chan
...
Candy
...
Sui
Kong Kam ...
(as Kang Jin)
Vincent Kok
Eric Kot ...
Fook
Kin-Yan Lee
Siu-Kei Lee
Man Tat Ng ...
Mr. Li
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng
...
Fon Fon
Kan-Wing Tsang ...
Uncle Kin
Jing Wong
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky Guy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Why is This Wrong?
Sammi Cheng
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a lesser known Stephan chow movie
3 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After forty years of running his coffee shop, Mr. Li (Man Tat Ng of "God of Gamblers", "Shoalin Soccer", and "God of Cookery", among others) gets the news that his lease is about to expire and his rent is going to be raised exponentially. Li needs to find a way to get the money. That main plot is intertwined with three romantic subplots: one involving Stephan Chow as Sui, "Prince of egg tarts", whom everyone goes to for advice, put's on an act that makes him look like a ladies man, and may have met his match in Candy Yip (acting and singing star, Sammi Cheng) a girl he wronged in the past, another between Li's son, Nam & Fon Fon, a girl who tells Li that she's engaged to Nam in order to avoid loan sharks, and the third with a delivery boy trying to woo Fanny, a secretary at a karate school.

While this film isn't as off-beat, frantically paced, or sheerly madcap as Stephan Chows more well known films ("God of Cookery", "fight Back to school", "Kung Fu Hustle", etcetera...), it's still a fun little film. All of the main characters are fairly well fleshed out, likable, and well acted. And while the plot is hardly anything new, in fact fairly generic. It's heart is in the right place and there are enough laughs throughout to make it worthy for a watch with a loved one.

My Grade: B-


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
NEED TO KNOW SONG? ash_skywalker10
Sammi Songs realarchangel
Where to get a decent DVD of this? formaldehyde-1
Discuss The Lucky Guy (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?