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Behind the Yellow Line (1984)

Yuen fan (original title)
Lesile is a young guy that uses the MTR everyday, and one day, he sees a beautiful lady (Maggie Cheung) on the train and likes her immediately. On the other hand, he also knows a tomboy (... See full summary »

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Taylor Wong

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Lawrence Cheng, Kwok-Jim Lo (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Cheung ... Paul
Maggie Cheung ... Monica
Anita Mui ... Anita
Anthony Chan ... Ng Wai (as Friend Chan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lap Ban Chan
Lawrence Cheng ... Waiter
Mang-Ha Cheng ... Paul's mother
Alfred Cheung ... Alfred Cheung
Szu-Ying Chien
Titus Ho Titus Ho
Kam-Ming Kwan Kam-Ming Kwan ... (as Gam-ming Kwan)
Nick Wai Kei Lam
Kit-Man Mak ... Kit-Man Mak
Michael Mak ... (as Don Kit Mak)
Kai-Keung Sze ... (as Gai-Keung Si)
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Storyline

Lesile is a young guy that uses the MTR everyday, and one day, he sees a beautiful lady (Maggie Cheung) on the train and likes her immediately. On the other hand, he also knows a tomboy (Anita Mui) on the train too (and she likes him too!). Then, with side-kicks like Chan and others the chase of love in the MTR system begins. Written by Angie "Cougar Walk" Lau <cougar_walk@bigfoot.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the Yellow Line See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,069,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marks the film debut of the City-State's then newly christened mass transit system where several MTR terminals and platform locations are featured. Hong Kong's state-of-the-art MTR system conduits span over 80 kilometers and keeps over 2 million daily commuters on the move daily. The English title/phrase for 'Yuen Fun' refers to the metaphor for destiny for single Hong Kong youths meeting their true loves while "Behind The Yellow Line". See more »

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Shaw Brothers Mania: A Romantic Comedy from Taylor Wong.
19 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Behind the Yellow Line (1984) was one of the last Shaw Brothers productions. This romantic comedy is about a young man (Leslie Cheung) who's late to his first day of work. After missing a taxi ride, he decides to catch the subway. On the subway train he meets a pretty young lady named Monica (Maggie Cheung) and a loud mouth woman named Anita (Anita Mui) who messes with him just for fun. But it's love at first sight for Leslie and Monica. Anita also falls for Leslie but he only has eyes for Monica. In this crazy world and by simple fate will Leslie and Monica find true love with each other?

A nice surprise from the waning days of Shaw Brothers. Taylor Wong and Gordon Chan create a very enjoyable romantic comedy. Maggie Cheung looking good as ever in her film debut and Anita Mui (with 80's hairdo) acting her way to a Hong Kong Film Festival award for best supporting actress. Alfred Cheung makes a cameo appearance as himself inside a movie theater. He scolds Leslie because he has an argument and scoffs at the movie he and Monica were watching.

If you like romantic comedies then this movie is just for you. A great film debut from Maggie Cheung. It was nothing but up for her and Anita Mui. The Cantonese soundtrack has a duet between Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui.

Highly recommended.


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