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Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees, a stuttered, easily bullied Pighead (Ricky Hui) and secretary/... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hui ... Wong Yuk-see
Samuel Hui ... Lee Kwok-kit
Ricky Hui ... Pighead (as Goon-Ying Hui)
Angie Chiu ... Jacky (as Agee Chiu)
Richard Ng ... Police Sargeant
Hui-Chi Lu Hui-Chi Lu ... Mrs. Chow (as Wei Ying Lo)
Kien Shih ... Gow-suk - Uncle 9 (as Kin Shek)
Mu Chu ... Mr. Chu (Guest star)
Stanley Hui Stanley Hui ... Love Hotel Manager (Guest star)
Yam Chan Yam Chan ... Softdrink Factory Substitute (Guest star)
Chun Ying Chang Chun Ying Chang ... Love Hotel Customer (Guest star)
Siu-Fong Lai Siu-Fong Lai ... Mrs. Mok
Siu Ping Cheng ... 'Pregnant' Shoplifter
Shun-Yin Leung Shun-Yin Leung ... Mrs. Chu (as Suen-yin Leung)
Kim-Wan Chan Kim-Wan Chan ... Mistaken Pickpocket
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Private Eyes revolves the characters in a private detective agency headed by Wong Yuk-See (Michael Hui) with two employees, a stuttered, easily bullied Pighead (Ricky Hui) and secretary/receptionist, Jacky (Angie Chiu). The agency was soon joined by an out-of-work bottling plant employee Lee Kwok-Kit (Sam Hui). Among them, they took on various cases, mostly involving adulterous men and women. Comedic adventures occurred when Wong and Lee carried out these investigations. In the movie's finale, the two were trying to capture a blackmailer to a local theater and it ties several earlier sketches together. Written by traveler85

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 December 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Private Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the film there are various interesting snippets of music used, Radar Love by Golden Earring, The Theme From Jaws by John Williams and The Theme From Enter The Dragon by Lalo Schiffrin. Ironically Shih Kien who played the bad guy Mr. Han in Enter The Dragon appears in this film too. See more »

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Revolutionary Hong Kong movie
14 January 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The Hui brothers revolutionized Hong Kong movie making style with this and other movies. Especially San Hui who also wrote the songs for the movie, invented the modern comedic Hong Kong movie that involves lot more elements than was previously seen in Hong Kong cinema.

There's action, comedy, slapstick, and above all unique plot that all combines into an entertaining movie.

In about 10 years from the making of this movie, quality of Hong Kong cinema starts to skyrocket, and eventually rivals the movies made in Hollywood. But you can see all the elements that turned Hong Kong cinema in modern direction with this movie.

It's a ground breaking movie, and also a very good movie to watch as well. Music is also pretty cool.

This is a must see movie for an Asian movie fan.


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