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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987)

Fu gui bi ren (original title)
Bill, a TV news reporter, tries to make ends meet to support himself, his wife and three daughters in urban Hong Kong. In the mist of the misadventures of Bill and his family, their luck ... See full summary »

Director:

Clifton Ko

Writers:

Clifton Ko, Yuk-ming Chow (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Tung ... Bill
Lydia Shum ... Mrs. Bill
Elsie Chan ... Da-Dai
Loletta Lee ... Wai-Dai
Eric Tsang ... Siu Kou-Joe
David Chiang ... John
Wing-Cho Yip ... Chan (as Teddy Yip)
Pauline Kwan ... Zhiu-Dai
San Leung San Leung ... Miss Lui Mor
Danny Summer Danny Summer ... Joe's Friend (as Shiu Sing Ha)
Mo-Hau Cheung Mo-Hau Cheung ... Joe's Friend
Shu-Kei Wong ... TV Boy
Fan Hui ... TV Boy's Mother
Siu Ping Cheng ... Aunt Nam
Ying-Ying Hui ... Bill's Neighbor
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Bill, a TV news reporter, tries to make ends meet to support himself, his wife and three daughters in urban Hong Kong. In the mist of the misadventures of Bill and his family, their luck and lives ultimately change when Bill's wife suddenly wins the lottery. Written by Oliver Chu

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The scene in which the youngest daughter participates in a school science fair but realizes her project is heavily out-shined by her classmates' science fair exhibits is an almost direct, dialogue-for-dialogue homage to a scene in The Cosby Show (1984) episode The Cosby Show: Vanessa's New Class (1985) in which the daughter Vanessa (played by Tempestt Bledsoe) participates in a school science fair but realizes that her minimal effort on her project is heavily lacking compared to her classmates' projects. See more »

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References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

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The first of the Mad,Mad, Mad World series!
20 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987) was the first of the Piu family series. Bill Tung stars as the patriarch of the family, his wife is played by Lydia Sum. The movie follows the everyday lives of the Piu family. Lydia can't get no love from her goofy husband, the oldest daughter hangs out with a bad crowd, the youngest daughter's a junior genius and the middle sibling feels it from both ends. Can Bill and Lydia ever rekindle their sex life? What kind of trouble will Loletta get into next? Check out It's A MAd, Mad, Mad World! David Chang makes a guest appearance as Bill's shady brother, Eric Tsang co-stars as Bill's oldest daughter's annoying boy friend.

A very fun film that spans over a series. The next episodes follow their exploits in Canada and Lydia's obsession with playing Mark Six lottery game. Her problems with it during this film does not go away. Recommended for fans of Hong Kong comedies.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 January 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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