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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

Samuel Pang: You talk all yes talk, I talk all no talk!
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Goodbye Autumn
Written by Ted Lo, Winnie Yu, and Chan Siu-Kei
Performed by Lui Fong
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A sweet and gentle love story
29 June 1999 | by donleavySee all my reviews

A beautiful love story. Shot entirely on location in NYC. Chow Yun Fat, as a gambling slacker, falls in love with his recently jilted distant cousin, Jennifer. The plot is relatively simple, with a predictable O'Henry-ish twist, but the power of this movie comes from the details.

Chow Yun Fat, in a completely different mode from his action films, is subtle, vulnerable, and amazing. Just watching his expression shifting from elation to despair as the camera lingers on his face is heart-breaking.

The direction isn't flashy, but a few shots make very good use of the NYC locale: the sight of CYF running through the graffiti-covered streets, skipping with happiness, is contrasted by him dejectedly strolling while an endless line of taxicabs file past him. And as the title suggests, the autumn season is effectively evoked.

The movie is a bit old, so the wardrobe/hairstyles look dated. Also, the quality of the picture & general production value leaves something to be desired. Will disappoint CYF fans who are used to seeing him just be ultra-cool. But well worth the effort. (Also, you do get to see ultra-cool CYF in the final scene.)


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