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CJ7 (2008) More at IMDbPro »Cheung gong 7 hou (original title)

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CJ7 -- A poor laborer father and his young son's lives are turned upside down when a fascinating and strange new pet enters their world. Amid the resulting comic mayhem, they ultimately learn a poignant lesson about the true nature of family and the things money can't buy.
CJ7 -- This is the U.S. theatrical trailer for CJ7, directed by Stephen Chow.


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Release Date:
30 January 2008 (China) See more »
It's out of this world.
A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy. | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A children's movie with a little something for adults as well See more (66 total) »


  (in credits order)

Stephen Chow ... Ti

Jiao Xu ... Dicky
Lei Huang ... Johnny

Yuqi Zhang ... Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)

Tze Chung Lam ... Boss
Sheung-ching Lee ... Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
Wen Xue Yao ... Storm Dragon
Min Hun Fung ... P. E. Teacher
Yong Hua Han ... Maggie
Yu Lei ... Johnny's Entourage
Zhong You Jin
Qian Lin Hu
Yi Ying Cheng
Yi Jia Lao
Hao Yang
Wen Hao Song
Hao Nan Zhu
Gang Hui Zhang
Qing Dong ... Classmate
Hao Hao Chen
Qian Shen ... Classmate
Jia He Shi
Lu Yang Yu
Hang-Sang Poon ... Reporter (as Hang Sang Poon)
Shun-Yee Yuen ... Farmer (as Shun Yi Yuen)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cole Barba ... Johnny (voice: English version)

Tristan Price ... Dicky (voice: English version)

Directed by
Stephen Chow 
Writing credits
Stephen Chow (written by) &
Vincent Kok (written by) &
Kan-Cheung Tsang (written by) (as Tsang Kan Cheong) &
Sandy Shaw (written by) (as Sandy Shaw Lai King) &
Chi Keung Fung (written by) (as Fung Chih Chiang) &
Fung Lam (written by) (as Lam Fung)

Produced by
Stephen Chow .... producer
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer (as Chui Po Chu)
Sanping Han .... producer (as Han San Ping)
Vincent Kok .... co-producer
Dong-ming Shi .... co-producer (as Shi Dong Ming)
Connie Wong .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ying-Wah Wong  (as Raymond Wong)
Cinematography by
Hang-Sang Poon (director of photography) (as Poon Hang Sang)
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
Production Design by
Oliver Wong 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
Production Management
Alice Chow .... production manager
Angie Lam .... post-production manager
Wai-But Tang .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Kim-Wai Chung .... property master
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... re-recording mixer
Steve Burgess .... supervising sound editor
Chris Goodes .... sound editor
Wei He .... dialogue editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound effects editor
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Terry Tu .... sound mixer
Sam Wang .... sound editor
Ricky Yip .... dubber
Visual Effects by
Cori Chan .... lead lighting technical director: Menfond
Po Yan Chan .... lead compositor
Marco Iozzi .... look development artist
Sting Lau .... lighting artist
Ken Law .... visual effects consultant
Keith Leung .... digital compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Mark Joey Tang .... digital compositor (as Joey Tang)
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Yak Hong Yung .... visual effects artist
Huan-Chiu Ku .... action choreographer (as Ku Huen Chu)
Shun-Yee Yuen .... action choreographer (as Yuen Shun Yi)
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Fu .... assistant camera
Ming-Chuen Lo .... grip
Chak-Shun Tang .... still photographer
Animation Department
Paul Ming Tak Lee .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer
Transportation Department
Kun Yun Cai .... driver
Jin Pin Cao .... driver
Zi Yang Cui .... driver
Zhen Wi Ding .... driver
Jian Zhang Fu .... driver
Peng Hui Hu .... driver
Xiao Feng Huang .... driver
Yong Hong Huang .... driver
Zhong Huang .... driver
Long Gen Ji .... driver
Ying Ji .... driver
Jun Jiang .... driver
Ling Kang Jiang .... driver
Cheng Li .... driver
Jun Li .... head driver
Yan Jie Lu .... driver
Yang Hua Lu .... driver
Zhou Luan .... driver
Xiao Hua Peng .... driver
Hang Shi .... head driver
Dong Fang Sun .... driver
Hao Wang .... driver
Qun Wang .... driver
Yun Wang .... driver
Ai Liang Xu .... driver
Chang Kun Yang .... driver
Zheng Hua Yao .... driver
Jian Er Yu .... driver
Hui Ping Zhang .... driver
Jing Zhang .... driver
Xin Ming Zhang .... driver
Chun Hua Zhou .... driver
Fei Jun Zhuang .... driver
Other crew
E.W.Y. Tang .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cheung gong 7 hou" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Long River 7" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated PG for language, thematic material, some rude humor and brief smoking
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Xu Jiao, who plays Stephen Chow's son in this movie, is actually a girl.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A children's movie with a little something for adults as well, 7 March 2008
Author: windnature from United States

I saw this movie as part of a free screening in New York City, and I have to say that, even though the movie is extremely geared toward children, many people in the all-adult audience (including myself) seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

This film is unmistakably a Stephen Chow movie, with all of the requisite sight gags and overdone physical humor (not that the latter is a bad thing). However, far from being a straight comedy like "Kung Fu Hustle," this movie veers a little bit into drama (not much, since the drama elements are quite formulaic and easily recognizable by anyone over the age of 12). However, I think that, as a whole, these elements combine with the comedic elements to create a good, if not short, movie.

"CJ7" can probably best be described as a Hong Kong "Flubber." Again, it's designed mainly for children (especially those young enough to beg their parents for their very own cute little CJ7 toy). However, for the adults dragged along by their kids to this movie, there's enough there to keep them interested as well. The storyline seems to flow reasonably well, and there's just enough of a hint of moralization thrown into the mix to keep it from just being a "from point A to point B" movie with nothing in between.

The ending, however, does leave a little bit to be desired. While not necessarily bad or detracting from the movie, it ends a bit after it should have. Again, though, because it's a children's movie, it's very easy to see why it ended the way that it did.

Overall, I have to say that I enjoyed "CJ7" very much. Its blend of comedy and drama works very well, while retaining more than a hint of Stephen Chow that keeps audiences coming back to his movies.

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