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Hei ma wang zi (1999)

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A man falls in love with a woman from Shanghai, who's come to Hong Kong to look for long-lost-mother, but problems arise when her wealthy father assumes she's been kidnapped.


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Credited cast:
Wah Dee
Michelle Reis ...
'Ice' Poa
'Babe' Fei (as Deannie Ip)
Suki Kwan ...
Salad (as Shooky Kwan)
Mr. Poa (as Yu Rong Guang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aman Chang ...
Movie director
Yuk Wah Cheung
Mo-Chan Chik
Foo-Keung Kong
Spencer Lam ...
Wah's Dad
Hiu Wah Pau


A man falls in love with a woman from Shanghai, who's come to Hong Kong to look for long-lost-mother, but problems arise when her wealthy father assumes she's been kidnapped.

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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Prince Charming  »

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$800,000 (Malaysia) (28 May 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the motorcycle delivery sequence, the envelope that Wah (Andy Lau) puts in the man's mouth has the words BOB on it. B.O.B. is part of the name of Jing Wong's production company B.O.B. & Partners Co. Ltd. See more »


[after Babe Fei gives Wah a condom]
Wah: You are in deep shit. My mom forces me to.
'Ice' Poa: You won't because you're a good man.
Wah: You're wrong. I'm the worst man on the planet. I mess around in Mongkok, I sell pirated VCDs, and I sell girls to prostitute houses.
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Director Wong Jing makes a good movie out of an improbable story.
30 August 1999 | by (Queens, New York) – See all my reviews

Hong Kong's film industry is in the doldrums, yet Wong Jing's movies continue to be box office hits. Prince Charming is an improbable romance that stars Andy Lau, playing an unemployed guy hanging out on the fringes of society. He lives in a rundown building with his foul-mouthed mother and a friend. This friend just split with his long time girlfriend, nicknamed Tart. Andy Lau's girlfriend has just dumped him for a record producer who offers her a job in Taiwan. Then there is a thug nicknamed "Fatty" who is trying to get back the money he loaned Lau's friend.

Into this mess comes "Ice," the nickname of the character the very pretty Michelle Reis plays. She is trying to find her mother, who stayed in Hong Kong when her father went to Shanghai many years earlier. "Ice" grew up with her father, who is now rich. She ends up using Lau's mother as a guide to help her with the search in the HK's Mongkok district. At the same time, a gang is trying to kidnap her to get ransom money from "Ice's" father.

There are plenty of ups and down in the story. Wong Jing, who is the writer/director of this action/romance, keeps the action moving. If you want a guided tour of Hong Kong, and a chance to see a pretty good movie without much objectionable violence, "Prince Charming" is right up your line.

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