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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 January 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Features Batman (1966) See more »

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A laugh-out-loud comical Hong Kong classic!
7 February 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

In this Hong Kong classic comedy, TV news reporter Bill (Bill Tung) tries to make ends meet to support himself, his wife (Lydia Sum) and three daughters (Elsie Chan, Loletta Lee and Pauline Kwan) in urban Hong Kong. In the mist of their misadventures, Bill and his family's luck change when Bill's wife suddenly wins the lottery.

The acting was excellent in the movie, from the fast-talking and wise-cracking Bill Tung to the acid wit and no-nonsense Lydia Shum. All the characters, especially Bill and Lydia, delivered a unique brand of laugh-out-loud humor and deadpan comedy. It's entertaining seeing each of the family members go through misadventures in their lives while, despite hard times, staying as a close-knit family. Even with the lottery winning, the characters learns that consequences follow and there is nothing more priceless than family.

The plot is solid and fast-paced and you'll be thoroughly entertaining by this family comedy from start to finish!

Grade A


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