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Cheung gong 7 hou (2008)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lei Huang ...
Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)
Sheung-ching Lee ...
Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
Wen Xue Yao ...
Storm Dragon
Yong Hua Han ...
Yu Lei ...
Johnny's Entourage
Zhong You Jin ...
Johnny's Entourage
Qian Lin Hu ...
Fanny A
Yi Ying Cheng ...
Fanny B
Yi Jia Lao ...
Hao Yang ...


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

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A film that proves even in space your father can hear you scream. See more »


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 January 2008 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Cj7  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$206,678 (USA) (2 May 2008)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actors reportedly recorded their lines in their original language (Cantonese or Mandarin) in this HK/China co-production, and separate language versions were released in HK (Cantonese) and China (Mandarin). Thus the Cantonese lines were dubbed to Mandarin for China, and vice versa. See more »


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


[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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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


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Music Composer: Pierluigi Giombini & Paul Mazzolini
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User Reviews

Absolutely adorable
15 August 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this film and just loved it. It's done intelligently very well so an oldie like myself enjoyed it probably as much as children. The little CJ7 character was really adorably creative in it's design and the cgi animations done outstandingly.

Yes, I got out a hankie to wipe my cheeks down from one of the most touching and endearing scenes (even though I had anticipated it coming, but didn't expect I'd get so emotional over it!). Very touching and sweet ... and in a very good way.

The story was well played out with the youngster learning there is more important things in life than his own selfish wants, and his Father had taught him good values of integrity, respect and morals. CJ7's role was akin to a magical subconscious compelling him to do the right thing(s), and that sometimes one makes a choice for an unselfish ultimate sacrifice.

This was, by far, one of the best foreign children's films I've viewed in some while. Set aside the English dubbing and get past that, I recommend this one for a good feeling viewing experience.

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