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Chou tin dik tong wah (1987)

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

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Mabel Cheung
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Samuel Pang (as Chow Yun Fat)
Cherie Chung ... Jennifer
Danny Bak-Keung Chan ... Vincent
Gigi Suk Yee Wong ... Mrs. Sherwood (as Gi-Gi Wong)
Fu-Sheng Wu Fu-Sheng Wu ... Peggy
Yung-Cho Ching Yung-Cho Ching ... Niu
Man Huang ... Jennifer's Mother
Ming-Suen Jeng Ming-Suen Jeng ... Anna Sherwood
Brenda Lo ... May-Chu May
George Gerard ... NYU Law Student
Ozzy Kid Ozzy Kid ... Gang Leader
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Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 July 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

An Autumn's Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Vincent: What should I say? Remember what Woody Allen said? A relationship is like a shark. It has to move constantly or it dies.
Samuel Pang: Did Alan Tam the singer say that? He only said: "What a trap, and why me, why me". Bullshit!
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Goodbye Autumn
Written by Ted Lo, Winnie Yu, and Chan Siu-Kei
Performed by Lui Fong
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Warm, sweet story.
7 August 1999 | by leighmSee all my reviews

A warm, sweet film about the love between a simple man and a shy young woman adjusting to life outside her family and upbringing. Very understated with many touching and funny moments.

A young woman named Jennifer leaves Hong Kong to study in the USA with her boyfriend. Upon her arrival she meets "Figurehead", who is watching out for his "4th aunt's 13th cousin". Jennifer is cultured and refined, 180 degrees away from Figgy as he is called, a former sailor who is now a waiter in Chinatown. Though he is crude and uncouth he is faithful and kind, unlike Jennifer's cheating boyfriend.

After seeing her through homesickness, a bit of culture shock and a broken heart, Figgy falls for Jennifer... but of course there are complications and that's basically what this movie is about: the complexities of love.

Chow Yun-Fat gives a great performance as Figgy - while he is often lauded for his action roles, he is under-appreciated as a dramatic and comedic actor. Cherie Chung is superlative as usual.

This film won Best Picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1988, and Chow and Chung were both nominated as Best Actor and Actress, respectively.

A beautifully shot film, directed with style and humanity. Good for the entire family.


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