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Mismatched Couples (1985)

Ching fung dik sau (original title)
A young breakdancer experiences a series of complications involving a poor opera performer he befriends, his older sister and jealous cousin, a female student, two rivals, and a lunatic.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writers:

Wen-Hua Cheng (as Jeng Man-Wa), Jing-Hong Chui | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Eddie
Woo-Ping Yuen Woo-Ping Yuen ... Mini
Wan-Si Wong ... Ah Ying
May Mei-Mei Lo ... Stella
Mandy Chan ... Colourful Punk
Kenny Perez Kenny Perez ... Kenny
Dick Wei ... Fight champion
Anna Kamiyama ... Anna
Shirley Tan Shirley Tan ... Lynn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Tourist
Jing-Hong Chui Jing-Hong Chui ... Customer teasing Stella
James Mou James Mou ... James
Jackson Ng ... Molester's friend
Wei-Ho Tu Wei-Ho Tu ... Molester
Ming-Sing Wong ... Neighbor
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Storyline

Eddie is a teenager who likes to b-boy around the streets and challenge other breakdancers, including his main rival Colorful Punk. One day, Eddie witnesses a hawker by the name of Mini showing off his acrobatic skills to a crowd, after having been into a situation where the cops ceased his selling business and wondering around looking for food. He is forced to demonstrate his skills to the crowd after he tried to grab free food nearby meant to be for the crowd. Mini's performance impresses Eddie and the latter hooks up and takes Mini to his home. Eddie's sister, who is running a fast food restaurant, however refuses to let Mini stay until Eddie convinces her by letting him help out with her business. Meanwhile, Eddie continues his ventures in high school that includes his love interest Anna who is the most popular female student at his school while having to stand her annoying friend, Shirley. At the same time, Colorful Punk hooks up with his American friend, Kenny, at the airport ... Written by DOK

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Shot shortly after his debut movie Siu Tai Gik (1984), this was Donnie Yen's second movie out of a three-picture deal with Woo-Ping Yuen's production company. However the aforementioned movies didn't do well at the local box-office convincing Yen to off the deal and take a break. Yen returned to the States and worked at the Chinese Wushu Research Institute for a year before returning to Hong Kong to give a shot at acting again by taking up acting lessons at TVB and signing with D&B Films Company. See more »

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References The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »

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Now this is good
3 January 2002 | by TrapZillaSee all my reviews

From the beginning to the end of this movie, you'll be having great great fun! Donnie Yen plays Eddie, a great marial artist and a breakdancer. Eddie wakes up with breakdancing and even puts on his clothes with breakdancing style! The adventures Eddy has in this movie are endless, escpecially with his good friend Mini(Yuen Woo Ping) who he meets while going home from school. Mini just wants to eat, and when he finally has some food, bad luck strikes him again and again. There are plenty of breakdance scenes in here with Donnie showing his amazing skills. He shows us what he's like in the disco and at the gym!Just watch the great breakdance battle with Donnie against his foe. Are you a Donnie Yen fan and didn't see this movie? Shame on you!


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

3 April 1985 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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