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The Romancing Star (1987)

Cheng chong chui lui chai (original title)
(Cantonese with English subtitles) Chow Yun-fat stars in this hilarious offbeat comedy as Wong, a mechanic who falls for a beautiful rich girl played by Maggie Cheung. When Wong finds out ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wong Yat Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
... Ugly
... Tung Tung
... Traffic Light
... Uncle Ken (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Lai Ping Chiang ... Man Chi
Sai-Kit Yung ... Mr. Chiu
Man Cheung ... Ah Man
Sun Wong ... Mr. Due
Shan Liang ... Mrs. Due
... Kenny
Jing Wong ... Travel Agent
Tian-Lin Wang ... Tung Tung's Dad
Hang Shuen So ... Tung Tung's Mum
Kwok Wing Ha ... Mr. Chiu's Guard
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(Cantonese with English subtitles) Chow Yun-fat stars in this hilarious offbeat comedy as Wong, a mechanic who falls for a beautiful rich girl played by Maggie Cheung. When Wong finds out his friend also like her, he must fight him for her attention.

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25 June 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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A romancing comedy!
6 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Actor Chow Yun Fat plays Wong Yat Fat, a mechanic who falls in love with beautiful rich girl, Tung (played by Maggie Cheung). When Wong finds out his friend also like her, he must fight for Tung's attention.

This film is full of laugh out loud humor and a pretty savvy romantic subplot as well. All sorts of other highly acclaimed Hong Kong actors appear including Eric Tsang, Stanley Fung, Chan Pak Cheung, Philip Chan, Wong Jing and Sharla Cheung. Check it out!

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