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The Happy Bigamist (1987)

Yi wu liang qi (original title)
Newly married Kenny Bee soon becomes a not-so-happy bigamist when his ex-wife decides to move back in with him and his new bride.

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Anthony Chan (as Friend Chan), Anthony Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenny Bee ... Hui An-Hua
Anita Mui ... Park
Anthony Chan ... Hsia Chih-Hsin
Pat Ha ... Wellcome
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Cheng
Mang-Ha Cheng
Olivia Cheng
Huang Chin Huang Chin
Yun-Kan Chiu Yun-Kan Chiu
Pak Fei Pak Fei
Oi Leung Oi Leung
Bruce Mang
Kiu Wai Miu
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng
Kam-Ling Shum Kam-Ling Shum
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Newly married Kenny Bee soon becomes a not-so-happy bigamist when his ex-wife decides to move back in with him and his new bride.

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Alternate Versions

All the actors and actresses dubbed their own lines for both the Cantonese and Mandarin versions. See more »

Connections

Followed by Yi qi liang fu (1988) See more »

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Started out alright, but fell into a slump...
15 December 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had the chance to sit down and watch the 1987 Hong Kong comedy "The Happy Bigamist" (aka "Yi wu liang qi") here late in 2020. I hadn't heard about the movie prior to sitting down to watch it, so I didn't know what I was in for here, nor did I have any expectations to the movie. I know it was a Hong Kong comedy and it had Anita Mui on the cast list, and that was about it.

Whereas "The Happy Bigamist" starts out being enjoyable and funny, the movie quickly loses its moment and drift around the midpoint, where director Anthony Chan seemed to go into an auto-pilot mode. And the movie never really bounced back or gained enough momentum to make it up past that slump. It was the storyline that simply grew repetitive and mundane at that point.

Sure, "The Happy Bigamist" was watchable, however this was hardly a movie that I will be watching a second time, as the storyline just simply barely managed to cut it for the first viewing.

The acting performances in the movie were adequate. Being a 1987 movie, it does bear witness to the particular style and era of comedy movies to make it out of the Hong Kong cinema, for better or worse. So there is a fair amount of things that you shouldn't take too seriously throughout the course of the movie.

My rating of "The Happy Bigamist" is a very mediocre five out of ten stars.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiest Bigamist See more »

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