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CJ7 (2008)
"Cheung Gong 7 hou" (original title)

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A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

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Jiao Xu ...
Lei Huang ...
Johnny
Kitty Zhang Yuqi ...
Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)
Chi Chung Lam ...
Boss (as Tze Chung Lam)
Shing-Cheung Lee ...
Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
Wen Xue Yao ...
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Min Hun Fung ...
Yong Hua Han ...
Maggie
Yu Lei ...
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Zhong You Jin
Qian Lin Hu
Yi Ying Cheng
Yi Jia Lao
Hao Yang
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A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

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It's out of this world.


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Rated PG for language, thematic material, some rude humor and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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31 January 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

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$49,770 (USA) (7 March 2008)

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$206,678 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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The title 'Chiang Jang 7 hao' literally means "Yangtze River Steamer 7". Basically a river boat on the Yangtze. See more »

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When the Dad is cutting the rotten part of the apple, he is cutting with the wrong side of the knife. See more »

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[first lines]
Dicky: Good morning, sir.
Mr. Cao: Dicky Chow! Just look at yourself. You're covered in dirt.
Dicky: [stepping forward] I just...
Mr. Cao: [stepping back] Don't move. And don't give me the usual routine. Why are you always so untidy?
Miss Yuen: What's the matter, Mr. Cao?
Mr. Cao: [to Dicky] Explain yourself!
Miss Yuen: Let me talk to him. Where did the dirt come from, Dicky?
Dicky: Well, on my way to school, I slipped and fell over.
Miss Yuen: Don't your mom or dad bring you to school?
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Spoofs Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

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Music Composer: Pierluigi Giombini
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It's kid movie, but a pretty good one
3 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Stephen Chow has brought many good films and never let die hard fans down for once. Yet I find it pretty hard to comment on this new work from Chow esp. after 3 year long waiting. There was plenty of joy while watching it, but it's not what I expected. If I have to summarize , then probably tiny bit slapstick + kiddish scenes + Chinese ET + family theme = CJ7

If you love shaolin soccer and kungfu hustle, you may feel very different about CJ7, even disappointed, because it feels almost nothing like a Chow movie, except for some very funny jokes. Sure you will still laugh at few scenes where dark humor or hard jokes fly around. The story is no longer serious or ambitious, it's simply about a kid who discovered a new alien cute friend and learned the meaning of life.

After many years, I think Stephen Chow finally can sit down and build a story of his own without worrying about film market or what other people may think.This time he is not even the leading actor in this film. No Kungfu, no strange costumes, no play-like-a-fool jokes, it's pure imagination for kids, maybe one of Chow's dream when he was a child.

I don't plan to spoil any more details , but I have to warn those who haven't seen this movie but very looked forward to seeing it. It's a movie that aims for young audience and it's not any movie like shaolin soccer or kungfu hustle(well, some part still yes, same enjoyable maybe). If you don't mind watching a family/feel good movie, or specially you have children to go with, don't hesitate to see it. It will be worth the one and half hour of your life.

You will not laugh like an idiot, but I am sure you will still smile like a fool.


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